Possible Complications

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
  • Infection
  • 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



This content is reviewed regularly and is updated when new and relevant evidence is made available. This information is neither intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider prior to starting any new treatment or with questions regarding a medical condition.

Edits to original content made by Denver Health.