Complications are infrequent and usually minor. There are possible risks and complications associated with anesthesia, including respiratory or cardiac malfunction. Other complications include the possibility of:
- Small amount of blood in urine
- Mild irritation or urinary frequency for short period of time
- Emptying of semen into the bladder instead of out of the urethra (called retrograde ejaculation, or ‘dry’ orgasm)
Some patients may experience bleeding and blood in the urine for several weeks after surgery. Risks can be reduced by following the surgeon's instructions before and after surgery.