Side effects of cryotherapy for prostate cancer may include:

  • Erectile dysfunction
  • Pain and swelling of the scrotum and penis
  • Frequent urination
  • Difficult or painful urination
  • Blood in the urine
  • Loss of bladder control (urinary incontinence)
  • Bleeding or infection in area of procedure

Rarely, cryotherapy may significantly damage tissue and organs near the prostate gland, such as the rectum or bladder.

April 26, 2013