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shy bladder Cure - Is It Possible?

A: You might feel that you are one of the very few people who suffer from paruresis or shy bladder, but, just to make you feel better, let it be known that there are millions of people in the US alone who face the same problem. It`s not so much of a problem if you think carefully about it. It`s something similar to stage fright; your body, sometimes due to no apparent reason, feels that you are in danger and activates its fight-or-flight mode. So, just as in stage fright where your mouth refuses to speak, in Paruresis, your bladder refuses to let go. It`s not such a big deal and you are fortunate that you are reading this as you will soon discover some really effective shy


shy bladder Remedies - Can You Cure Your Paruresis?

A: shy bladder is a form of anxiety disorder (either real or imaginary) whereby one is unable to urinate in the presence of other people, commonly in public urinals. This type of disorder affects quite a large number of people nowadays. There are a number of known remedies for this condition. Graduated exposure therapy is a remedy that involves a slow increase of the affected person`s exposure to their paruresis. For example, in this case the patient will be exposed to the risk of urinating in public places - such as using public urinals - in order to get their mind used to the idea and hence they will begin dealing with the problem. Such a therapy should always start off at low intensity levels and gradually be increased over time in order to...


Anyone have any tips for curing shy bladder?

A: Please go to www.paruresis.org, www.shybladder.org, and http://www.ukpt.org.uk/ for help. Good luck! While there really isn`t a "cure" per se for a shy bladder, there is an effective treatment method based on the principles of cognitive-behavioral therapy. You learn to, over a period of time, practice a series of desensitization exercises during which you gradually expose yourself to difficult bathroom situations, one step at a time. Also, there is a type of breathholding technique that many claim to have had success with. For more information and support, please visit the website of the International Paruresis Association, a nonprofit organization.. method I used to cure mine, and has...


shy bladder or paruresis anyone?

A: Hey Lifter123. I think I''m a borderline case. Sometimes, when the urinal is crowded and I''m right next to someone else, or have guys on both sides, it takes a few seconds to get started. I have to deliberately concentrate on what I want to do (and not think about the other guys) before the pee will flow. It doesn''t worry me because I know it''s acceptable to be shy. Does it worry you? Borderline case here too. The intensity of my shy bladder varies proprtionately to the amount of "exposure" I have - or think I have. If the urinal is one big trough and several guys are using it, I will have a harder time getting the flow started than when using a bathroom that has individual urinals with...


During a drug test is ''shy bladder'' just a polite term for NOT being able to pee to the line?

A: A ''shy bladder'' means not being able to pee on request. It''s a psychological thing. It also means that you can''t pee in front of someone. One drop short of an empty bladder!...


shy bowel and shy bladder

A: There''s quite a few of us have that problem, maybe not to the extent that you have, but just the same, we have the same issues with public facilities. Have you tried flushing the urinal before using it? The distraction helps you to consentrate on what you are there for. That works for me! Also, do the same when sitting on the toilet. When some one is in there, give the toilet a flush, that way, no one can here what you''re doing, and the sound should help you consentrate. Good luck!...


shy bladder or prostate swelling?

A: Keith, difficulty voiding in public places is very common and affects about 7% of people. Medically this is termed "paruresis".  In fact, there is an international and several local associations that are support groups for individuals so afflicted.  The following link will give you more in depth information about parureisis.   http://www.paruresis.org/ Post voiding dribbling is a very common problem.  It is due to trapping of some urine in the urethra which then leaks out after one has finished urinating.  Minor leakage is common in most men.   It is usually due to an obstruction such as from a swollen prostate, a narrowing of the urethra (stricture) or a narrowing at the penile opening (meatus).  The most common causes are from a swollen prostate...

What psychological therapies have evidence of success in the treatment of shy bladder syndrome?

A: There appears to be a lack of evidence on this topic of paruresis.  As a 2007 article reports [1]: “Despite knowledge that paruresis can significantly impact on occupational functioning, social functioning, and quality of life, there exists a paucity of research into effective treatments. Although cognitive conceptualizations have been advanced for other anxiety disorders, there has not been a comprehensive cognitive behavioral model of paruresis.” We found a number of reports suggesting cognitive behaviour therapy [e.g. 2, 3] but these do not appear to be supported by robust evidence. A patient information leaflet from the American Urological Association [4] reports: “Of these five treatment methods, self-catheterization provides an immediate way to...

shy bladder? how do i solve this problem?

A: U may very well have an urethra tube problem. Try 2 never over extend Ur self cause this could cause additional problems. I suggest U go see an Urologist. Hope this gave U something 2 think about. '' Experience...

Has anyone overcome their paruresis (shy bladder) and how did you do it?

A: I developed pee shyness one day in 9th grade (I am 23) when I was peeing and some kid walked in and said "how ya doin' Phil" and slapped my bum. My flow of pee stopped immediately. I couldn't continue peeing. Others must have noticed because it was very quiet. I was embarrassed and developed pee shyness. At first it was bad. I would pretend I was pooping in a stall when really I was just peeing (I would even wipe my butt and make sure the wiping sound was very loud). The main thing that has helped me make significant progress is to stay in the bathroom until I am done, no matter how long it takes or how many people come in. I no longer will flush the urinal and pretend I have successfully peed. I notice a few...

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