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What are side effects in treating enlarged prostate?

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Some BPH treatments cause erection problems, although that risk is low. Men who have normal erections before surgery will not likely have trouble afterward. Some treatments cause retrograde ejaculation (the man ejaculates into the bladder instead of through the urethra). Fertility can also be affected, but is still possible with newer assisted reproductive techniques.

From: Enlarged Prostate Treatments WebMD Medical Reference

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American Urological Association: "Diagnosis of BPH," "Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH)," "Clinical Guidelines."

National Kidney and Urologic Diseases Information Clearinghouse (NKUDIC): "Prostate Enlargement: Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia."

William Jaffe, MD, professor of urology, Temple University School of Medicine, Philadelphia.

Reviewed by Nazia Q Bandukwala on December 4, 2018

SOURCES:

American Urological Association: "Diagnosis of BPH," "Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH)," "Clinical Guidelines."

National Kidney and Urologic Diseases Information Clearinghouse (NKUDIC): "Prostate Enlargement: Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia."

William Jaffe, MD, professor of urology, Temple University School of Medicine, Philadelphia.

Reviewed by Nazia Q Bandukwala on December 4, 2018

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