Bladder Outlet Obstruction
What can be done to prevent the condition?
Cessation of smoking is advised to reduce the risk of bladder tumors and urethral cancer.
What are the long-term effects of the condition?
Bladder outlet obstruction can occasionally can lead to a total breakdown of the bladder. If this occurs, the person is not able to void at all. In most cases, bladder outlet obstruction is important only in as much as it affects the person's quality of life. But the cause of this condition can be important. If it is caused by prostate cancer, bladder tumor, or urethral cancer, the cancer must be treated right away before it spreads to other parts of the body.
What are the risks to others?
There are no risks to others.