What are the risks of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) surgery?

Surgery for benign prostatic hyperplasia is common and generally very safe. However, there are risks with any surgery. Risks after procedures can include:

  • Urinary tract infections
  • Frequent urination
  • Blood in the urine
  • Problems urinating
  • An inability to hold urine (incontinence)
  • Large blood clots
  • Infections
  • Painful urination or difficulty urinating
  • Sexual dysfunction
  • Scar tissue
  • Erectile dysfunction

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