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Is it normal to experience bleeding after a prostatectomy?

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It is not normal to experience bleeding after a prostatectomy. Post prostatectomy bleeding is considered a complication, and less than 10 percent of men who undergo a prostatectomy experience complications, according to WebMD. However, these complications are usually treatable or short-term.

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Prostatectomy has a low risk of complications, as noted by WebMD. Bleeding is considered a complication of a prostatectomy. However, it is not as serious a complication as erectile dysfunction or urinary continence.

Typically, men who undergo a prostatectomy experience some pain after the surgery, which can be alleviated with prescription pain medication, states WebMD. It may also take some time to regain complete urinary and sexual function after a prostatectomy.

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