14 Complications of Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia Treatment

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Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), also called benign prostatic hypertrophy or enlarged prostate, is a disease that affects men and causes an abnormal enlargement of the prostate, which affects the urinary and reproductive systems. There are several different ways to approach BPH treatment, such as surgery, minimally invasive procedures and medications. With that said, while using medication to treat BPH, there are some side effects which may occur during treatment. We’ve put together 14 complications and/or side effects of benign prostatic hyperplasia treatment (source: NIH website):

  1. Hives
  2. Rash
  3. Itching
  4. Shortness of breath
  5. Rapid, pounding, or irregular heartbeat
  6. Painful erection of the penis that lasts for hours
  7. Swelling of the eyes, face, tongue, lips, throat, arms, hands, feet, ankles, or lower legs
  8. Difficulty breathing or swallowing
  9. Chest pain
  10. Dizziness or fainting when standing up suddenly
  11. Sudden decrease or loss of vision
  12. Blurred vision
  13. Sudden decrease or loss of hearing
  14. Chest pain, dizziness, or nausea during sexual activity


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Marta graduated from Universidade Fernando Pessoa in Porto with a degree in Communication Sciences and a Masters degree in New Communication Technologies. She has experience in social media, worked with several media channels, and has also worked as a freelance photographer and a graphic artist for almost 10 years.

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