Risks

Side effects of cryotherapy for prostate cancer can include:

  • Erectile dysfunction
  • Pain and swelling of the scrotum and penis
  • Frequent, difficult or painful urination
  • Blood in your urine
  • Loss of bladder control
  • Bleeding or infection in the area treated

Rarely, side effects can include:

  • Injury to the rectum
  • Blockage of the tube (urethra) that carries urine out of the body
  • Infection or inflammation of the pubic bone