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Cryotherapy

Risk Factors for Cryotherapy

What are the risks of the procedure?

As with any procedure, complications can occur. Some possible complications may include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Bleeding or blood in the urine
  • Soreness or swelling in the region where the needles are placed
  • Swelling around the penis or scrotum
  • Freezing may affect the bladder and intestines, which can lead to pain and burning sensations
  • Urge to empty the bladder and bowels more often (most men recover normal function in several weeks)  
  • Erectile dysfunction (impotence) for around 80 percent of men, which is usually permanent
  • Urinary incontinence is rare; however, this may be more common if the man has had prior radiation therapy
  • Fistula (an abnormal opening) between the rectum and bladder is also a rare complication
  • There may be other risks depending on your specific medical condition. Be sure to discuss any concerns with your physician prior to the procedure.

 

 

Locations for Cryotherapy