Complications & Risks

COMPLICATIONS AND RISKS

Any operation may lead to complications and these include the following:

  • excessive bleeding and injury to nearby areas (tissue)
  • infection
  • allergic reaction to drugs or anaesthetic
  • a recurrence of the problem.
  • numbness
  • testicular atrophy
  • wound pain

The likelihood of complications increases in:

  • people over 60 years
  • people who are overweight, smokers or heavy drinkers
  • people who take certain medicinal or mind-altering drugs.

Your doctor will help you decide between the advantages and risks.

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