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Need to pee

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Why Do I need to pee every time i get in a bath or shower


Hey there!
Thanks for reaching out with your question—it’s a really common one, so you’re definitely not alone. Many people experience the need to pee when they get into a bath or shower, and it can be puzzling at first. Understanding why this happens can help you feel more at ease.
When you step into a warm bath or shower, your body goes through several changes. The warm water relaxes your muscles, including those around your bladder. This relaxation can make you feel like you need to pee even if you didn’t feel that way before. Additionally, the sound and sensation of running water can trigger a response in your brain that signals it’s time to go to the bathroom. It’s a normal reaction and happens to lots of people.
Another reason is that our daily routines often program our bodies to expect certain activities at specific times. If you usually use the bathroom before or after showering, your body might start associating the shower with needing to pee. This kind of conditioning is common and part of how our bodies adapt to routines.
It’s also important to note that if you find this urge overwhelming or if it’s accompanied by discomfort or other symptoms, it might be worth talking to a healthcare professional. They can help ensure that everything is functioning as it should and offer more personalised advice.
Remember, you’re never alone in experiencing these kinds of questions and sensations. The Childline team is here to support you and explore your options with you. We’re open 24 hours a day, every day, and you can contact us for free at 1800 66 66 66, or by Messenger at (just click on the purple Messenger circle!). We’re always here to help.
Take care of yourself, we’d love to hear from you again,

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