What Are The Possible Complications Of Treatments?Monday, April 23, 2012 - 16:24
All medical and surgical treatments involve some risk. This is especially true for surgical procedures such as TUIP, TURP, and open prostatectomy.
Following surgery for BPH, the incidence of
If a man was potent before surgery, the chances are very good that he will be able to maintain an erection after surgery. However, a problem called retrograde ejaculation can occur. During sexual intercourse,
Postoperatively, a man may have temporary problems controlling his ability to pass urine-but in only one to three percent of cases is there permanent
Sometimes following surgery, the urine may appear bright red or may contain clumped blood. This may suggest continued bleeding at the operation site. This complication, if excessive or persistent, should be reported immediately to your urologist.
However, as a consequence of the healing process, some blood may appear in the urine following surgery for BPH. With adequate rest and increased fluid intake, the appearance of blood in the urine should disappear over time.
Death associated with surgery for BPH ranges between 1.5 and 3.5 percent of all cases. The risk is relatively low but must be carefully weighed against the need for and benefits of the surgical intervention.