menIf prostate obstruction of the urine flow is significant and ignored, the bladder may not empty well, and the bladder tissue may get stretched out and weakened over time.  At some point, even after treatment of the obstruction, the bladder may be too damaged to recover, and even after prostate surgery the bladder may not be strong enough to push the urine out adequately.  Having treatment for mild symptoms may not be necessary, but some patients have progressive symptoms over time and don’t realize how terrible their urinating is because it changes little by little and they may just get used to it and tolerate it.  If you walk up to a urinal in a public bathroom and 2 or 3 people in the urinal next to you come and go before you are finished, go see a urologist as soon as possible!