There are possible risks and complications associated with anesthesia, including respiratory or cardiac malfunction. Other complications include the possibility of:
- Bleeding requiring blood transfusion
- Infection requiring antibiotics and in some cases hospitalization
- Fluid – Electrolyte imbalance during and immediately after surgery , mild degree will not need treatment, Severe degree can leads to coma.
- Problems controlling urine flow (incontinence) and urethral stricture (tightening of the urethral outlet)
- Difficulties achieving and maintaining erection (impotence)
- Emptying of semen into the bladder instead of out of the urethra (retrograde ejaculation also called “dry orgasm”)
Risks, such as long term rigidity and narrowing of bladder neck resulting in poor urination, can be reduced by following the surgeon's instructions before and after surgery.