Benign prostatic hyperplasia, also called benign prostatic hypertrophy or enlarged prostate, is a disease that affects men. Depending on the patients’ age, physical condition, severity of the BPH and symptoms experienced, physicians may opt to treat the disease with medications, minimally invasive procedures, surgery, or a combination of treatments. Any type of prostate procedure can cause side effects. Depending on the procedure you choose, complications might include (source: Mayo Clinic website):
1. Semen flowing backward into the bladder instead of out through the penis during ejaculation
2. Temporary difficulty with urination
3. Urinary tract infection
5. Erectile dysfunction
6. Very rarely, loss of bladder control (incontinence)
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