RisksBy Mayo Clinic staff
Prostate brachytherapy causes side effects, including:
- Difficulty starting urination
- Frequently feeling an urgent need to urinate
- Feeling a burning sensation when urinating
- Blood in urine
- Needing to urinate at night
- Not being able to empty your bladder completely
- Narrowing of the tube that carries urine from your bladder to the outside of your body (urethra)
- Erectile dysfunction
- Bleeding from the rectum
- Blood in stool
Doctors use medications to reduce side effects of treatment. Side effects of prostate brachytherapy may become less noticeable over time.
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