What are potential complications associated with a prostatectomy?

Your doctor will tell you everything you need to know about the potential risks of this procedure before you decide to have a prostatectomy.

Like any surgery, prostatectomy involves some risks such as:

  • bleeding
  • infection
  • incontinence
  • injury of the surrounding tissues
  • sexual-related problems
  • blood clots
  • anesthesia-related risks

If you feel any symptoms that trouble you after you are discharged, call your doctor because you might be at risk of developing complications.

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Source: https://www.cedars-sinai.edu/Education/Medical-Library/

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