On Top of Everything Else, We've Been Peeing All Wrong

Nope. We can't do anything right—not even urinate.

If you're like me and find yourself running to the bathroom to pee every two hours (at least), you might not be goingthe right way.

(You might also have bladder or other medical issues, so see your doctor if you have concerns.)

First off, you might not be getting everything out the first time you go. This results in your having to pee again minutes later.

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If this is you, you may need to "double void" your bladder—a.k.a., make sure all the urine has been expelled.

Medical News Today describes the process of double voiding as:

"Sitting comfortably on the toilet and leaning slightly forward.

  • Resting the hands on the knees or thighs, which optimizes the position of the bladder for voiding.

  • Urinating as normal, focusing on emptying the bladder as much as possible.

  • Remaining on the toilet, waiting anywhere from 20 to 30 seconds.

  • Leaning slightly further forward and urinating again."

However it's important not to strain the bladder by forcing yourself to go.

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Double voiding not only helps cut down on trips to the bathroom; it can also reduce the risk of a urinary tract infection, a.k.a. by far one of the most painful things your bladder can ever experience.

Now if you'll excuse me, writing this has made me have to go pee.

H/t: Man Repeller