7 Complications of Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia Surgery


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 medications, minimally invasive procedures, and also surgery.

With that said, if you’re considering undergoing surgery to treat your BPH, you will have to keep in mind that there are side effects which may occur. We’ve listed seven possible complications which could happen following benign prostatic hyperplasia surgery (source: NIH website):

  1. Problems urinating
  2. Urinary incontinence
  3. Bleeding and blood clots
  4. Infection
  5. Scar tissue
  6. Sexual dysfunction
  7. Recurring problems such as urinary retention and UTIs


Clinical trials for BPH? Why do we need them? Find the answer here.

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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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