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What are the side effects of castration?

Are there any health benefits of castration, for men ? I am thinking of this for a few reasons. My brother died of colon cancer a few years back. I am 55 and have little sexual drive and no interest in having children. I have severe anxiety and some issues with anger, also diabetic and heart problems. From what I see I like the possible benefits. What are the bad side effects?
Sat, 7 Jul 2018
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Hello and Welcome to ‘Ask A Doctor’ service. I have reviewed your query and here is my advice.

Some of the side effects of castration are:
-loss of libido
- hot flashes
-genital shrinkage

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.
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