Nothing feels less comfortable than the feeling you get when you have to pee. And it is easy to feel anxious if you have to tinkle but there is no bathroom around. You start feeling the urge to go to the bathroom when your bladder is half-full. What do you do?
Go run somewhere outside and find a spot where there are no people around in a grassy area and then do #1 there? You could technically do that. However, that is the last resort, and before you get to that point, let’s look at 9 ways there are to control your bladder if there is no bathroom around.
Pass Gas If You Must
You may not feel as if you have to fart but some of the reason you are pressured to pee is that gas could be building up in your intestines. And that will put pressure on your bladder. Therefore, you want to let it out if you can to feel less pressure.
Sit Upright Instead Of Slouching
If you are slouching, you are adding pressure to your bladder. Therefore, if you sit in an upright position, your muscles around your bladder won’t be pressured and will be straightened out which is helpful to you when you have to pee.
You feel the urge to pee when you are cold so you want to stay warm and keep a sweater on which will help reduce the urge a lot. If you are cold, the drop in body temperature will cause more pee to produce as well.
If you lie down, the pressure on your bladder drops a lot. That is because when you are standing up, your abdominal muscles are supporting your upright position. And that puts weight on your bladder which is why the urge to pee is stronger when you are standing up.
If You Stand Then Cross Your Legs
If you cross your legs, you can squeeze the urethra which is the tube where the urine comes out so it helps relieve the pressure. But only do this when you are standing and don’t cross your legs while sitting. That will only cause the bladder to have more pressure.
Don’t Be Around Anything That Can Make You Laugh
If you have noticed that when you laugh hard at something, you can lose bladder control. That is because laughter will relax the sphincter muscles around your bladder, and that is why you lose control when laughing.
When you feel the urge to pee, you can try distracting yourself by going on your phone and reading educational (but not funny) articles. Or just get busy doing something with your hands like knitting or writing. This can help you take the attention away from your bladder.
Squeeze Your Bum
If your pelvic floor muscles are strengthened, then that improves your bladder control. And squeezing your butt cheeks will help strengthen your pelvic floor muscles so you won’t leak and feel less of an urge to pee. Even if you don’t feel like peeing, this is a good exercise to do every now and then.
Don’t Go Into The Water
If you go into the pool that is cold, then that causes a drop in your temperature which is why there is the urge to pee. But water also covering your pelvic area will stimulate your bladder regardless and the same goes for warm water. Therefore don’t go into the water if you need to pee.
Now you know what to do in order to stop yourself from peeing if you can’t find a bathroom. Good luck to you!