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I have had voiding issues for many years and my prostate size is "large" - 42-56gm depending on the measurement method used. Three and a half years ago I had successful radiation for prostate cancer and last August had a PAE. I am still having voiding issues and have to run to the bathroom every hour and a half day and night. I never get a good night's sleep, and this leads to frequent headaches.
I have been in discussions with my urologist about moving forward with another prostate treatment - a second PAE, Urolift, Greenlight, or, as a last resort, TURP.
He suggested I try PTNS first (percutaneous tibial nerve stimulation), and after reading about this technique I also read about bladder training to help my nocturia and overactive bladder symptoms.
My last two PVR ultrasounds showed 178 and 172ml of retention after I thought I had completely emptied my bladder.
My uro is suggesting that the PTNS might help in this regard.
I am not aware of any posts here about PTNS or about bladder training as an alternative to the prostate treatments I mentioned above. My uro says that even if I get another prostate procedure that is no guarantee that this will help or cure my voiding issues, so better to try something non-invasive first.
I would appreciate any thoughts or advice on this before I move forward with anything else...
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