Problems are rare, but all procedures have some risk. The doctor will go over some problems that could happen, such as
- Excess bleeding
- Problems from anesthesia, such as wheezing
- Increased pain
- Damage to nearby structures
Things that may raise the risk of problems are:
- An infection in the body
- Bleeding problems
- Use of blood thinners
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