What Complications Could be Experienced with UroLift®?
Whether you have been formally diagnosed with benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) or have a slightly enlarged prostate that is causing some obstructive and/or disruptive voiding symptoms, you may be a candidate for UroLift. Compared to some other BPH treatments, UroLift is considered more convenient, less invasive, safer, and longer-lasting — making it easy to see why more men each year are turning to UroLift for BPH relief. Dr. Ahmad Kasraeian and Dr. Ali Kasraeian are proud to offer the innovative UroLift treatment at Kasraeian Urology in Jacksonville, FL. Let’s take a closer look at what to expect with UroLift BPH treatment, including how the procedure works and what side effects or complications may be possible.
Do I need UroLift?
While each patient should be closely evaluated by their urologist to determine whether UroLift would be appropriate and effective for them, some common signs and symptoms that may mean you could benefit from a UroLift procedure include:
- BPH/enlarged prostate
- Obstructed voiding
- Difficulty voiding
- Pain with urination
- Frequent need to urinate
- Urinary urgency
- Spraying urinary stream
- Dribbling on urination
How does UroLift help BPH symptoms?
BPH is a noncancerous (nor pre-cancerous) condition that is characterized by an enlargement of the male prostate gland. When the prostate becomes enlarged, excess tissue can put pressure on the urethra — the tube through which urine passes from the bladder to the penis and out of the body. The UroLift treatment works to relieve this pressure by holding excess prostate tissue back from the urethra, allowing urine to pass more freely through the urethra, which, in turn, helps to reduce or resolve unwanted symptoms.
What are the side effects of UroLift?
Fortunately, most men experience few side effects after UroLift, and these side effects are usually temporary and mild, resolving within about 2 – 4 weeks or sooner. Some side effects that may be experienced following a UroLift procedure include:
- Pain or burning on urination
- Light blood in the urine
- Abdominal or pelvic pain
- Urinary urgency
- Feeling of needing to void often
In rare cases, complications from UroLift may include infection, though most men experience only mild and temporary side effects like those listed above.
Does UroLift cause ED?
No. UroLift is not known to adversely impact a man’s sexual or erectile function.
Will I have to wear a catheter after UroLift?
In the vast majority of cases, patients are able to return home the same day of a UroLift procedure without the need for a catheter. While mild urgency and frequency are possible for a few weeks following a UroLift procedure, most men will not experience incontinence, nor will a catheter be needed.
With a low risk of side effects, minimal downtime, and no prescription medications or catheter required, UroLift offers a convenient and effective BPH solution that may provide results lasting up to a lifetime.
Get BPH symptom relief that lasts with UroLift in Jacksonville, FL
At Kasraeian Urology, our dedicated team is committed to helping patients get the rapid, reliable, long-lasting BPH symptom relief they deserve so that they can enjoy all that life has to offer without worrying about constant trips to the bathroom. If you’re ready to regain control of your life with a convenient and safe BPH treatment option, call to schedule your private consultation with Jacksonville, FL board-certified urologists Drs. Ahmad and Ali Kasraeian today.