Risks

TUIP is generally safe with few if any major complications. Possible risks of TUIP can include:

  • Temporary difficulty urinating. You might have trouble urinating for a few days after the procedure. Until you can urinate on your own, you will need to have a tube (catheter) inserted into your penis to carry urine out of your bladder.
  • Urinary tract infection. This type of infection is a possible complication after any prostate procedure. An infection is increasingly likely to occur the longer you have a catheter in place. You will likely need antibiotics to treat the infection.
  • Need for retreatment. TUIP might be less effective on urinary symptoms than other minimally invasive treatments, or surgery. You might need to be treated again with TUNA or another BPH therapy.