Skip navigation! Story from Body. When you're dressed for the cold weather in layers of fleece leggings, and practically mummified by a floor-length puffy coat, the last thing you want to do is peel off all your cozy clothes just to go to the bathroom.
If you find you have to go a lot more frequently, learning how to hold your pee can help. Holding your pee for too long can be harmful for you. It can allow excess bacteria to build up in your bladder and can contribute to urinary tract infections.
By Amanda Lee Nov 26, Cutting back on caffeine, a diuretic, can help with your frequent trips to the bathroom. Photo: iStockPhoto.
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This will allow you to:. It is usual to empty your bladder when you get out of bed in the morning, three times during the day, and before you go to bed at night. The Continence Foundation recommends working with a continence nurse advisor or physotherapist to design a bladder training program to suit your individual needs.
Many children wet themselves because they've acquired an abnormal pattern of urination in which the various parts of the urinary tract are not working together. That pattern can be changed into a normal one with a proper training program. Some children hold their urine for extensive periods and overstretch their bladders.
A healthy adult bladder can hold up to 16 ounces, or 2 cups, of urine. The bladder capacity for children under the age of 2 is about 4 ounces. For children older than 2, the capacity can be found by dividing their age by 2, then adding 6.
Back to Health A to Z. Interstitial cystitis is a poorly understood bladder condition that causes long-term pelvic pain and problems peeing. The condition tends to first affect people in their 30s and 40s, and is much more common in women than men. The pain may be worse when your bladder is full and may be temporarily relieved when you go to the toilet.
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