Penile Prosthesis Insertion
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Penile Prosthesis Insertion Side Effects and Warnings

Written by FoundHealth.

Possible Complications

Complications are rare, but no procedure is completely free of risk. If you are planning to have penile prosthesis insertion, your doctor will review a list of possible complications, which may include:

  • Bleeding
  • Infection
  • Scar tissue formation
  • Erosion (tissue around the implant may break down)
  • Mechanical failure

Factors that may increase the risk of complications include:

  • Obesity
  • Smoking , alcoholism
  • Poor overall health
  • Poor nutrition
  • Use of certain drugs
  • Diabetes
  • Bladder disease requiring a catheter
  • Infection
  • Bleeding disorders

Be sure to discuss these risks with your doctor before the procedure.

Call Your Doctor

After you leave the hospital, contact your doctor if any of the following occurs:

  • Redness, swelling, increasing pain, excessive bleeding, or a large amount of fluid leaking from the surgical area
  • Increased swelling in your scrotum or penis
  • Blood in your urine
  • Signs of infection (eg, fever, chills, headache, muscle aches, dizziness, general ill feeling)
  • New symptoms (eg, nausea, vomiting, constipation , abdominal swelling)
  • Pain or difficulty with urination
  • Cough, shortness of breath, or chest pain

In case of an emergency, CALL 911.

 
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