Orchiectomy for Prostate Cancer
Orchiectomy causes sudden hormone changes in the body. Side effects from hormone changes may include:
- Loss of sexual interest.
- Erection problems.
- Hot flashes.
- Larger breasts (Reference gynecomastia).
- Weight gain.
- Loss of muscle mass.
- Thin or brittle bones (Reference osteoporosis Opens New Window).
|By:||Reference Healthwise Staff||Last Revised: September 12, 2012|
|Medical Review:||Reference E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine
Reference Christopher G. Wood, MD, FACS - Urology, Oncology