Urgency/frequency issues AFTER treatment for BPH?

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I had a PAE six months ago and am still having urgency/frequency issues. My urine flow is improved but is still only 4ml/sec. I am still retaining a lot in my bladder (last PVR was 178ml). I am considering a second PAE or perhaps a Urolift or Greenlight so I don't have to be constantly looking for a bathroom. At night I get up every 1.5 to 2 hours.  For those of you who have had the various treatments, how long did it take for the urgency/frequency issue to resolve, or does it ever resolve? Will the bladder retrain itself after some time? 

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    Is self catheterization an option?  I have been diagnosed with a neurogenic bladder.  I was retaining 1.5L of urine in my bladder before I could void.  I would get up several times per night and had a lot of sudden urges to urinate during the day.  However, I only voided a small amount each time.  I have been doing CIC for 7 months.  I have had no natural voids during that time.  However, I now sleep through the night and have no sudden urges to urinate.  While it is not the ideal solution, I find CIC a great option.  I cath on a schedule, and I don't worry about having to find a bathroom on short notice.

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      Well, I can pass urine, just too frequently. I have tried self cath and wouldn't want to make this a regular habit unless it was necessary. In your case, it's necessary, right? 

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      I believe it is necessary.  My urologist is not recommending surgery.  I assume that if I stopped cathing and let my bladder fill up, I would probably start passing urine.  It would be frequent, but I would never come close to emptying my bladder.  I have a routine, and it doesn't impact my lifestyle.

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