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What triggers shy bladder?

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Many people say a few key things keep them from being able to go in public:

  • Lack of privacy
  • Who’s in the restroom with you
  • Anxiety, anger, fear, or a sense of being pressured

From: What Is a Shy Bladder? WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

Medscape: “Paruresis or Shy Bladder Syndrome: An Unknown Urologic Malady?”

International Paruresis Association: “About Avoidant Paruresis,” “Paruresis Fact Sheet,” “A Few Notes on Paruresis,” “Frequently Asked Questions.”

Vythilingum, B. , 2002. Depression and Anxiety

Urology Care Foundation: “Paruresis.”

Reviewed by Minesh Khatri on January 21, 2018

SOURCES:

Medscape: “Paruresis or Shy Bladder Syndrome: An Unknown Urologic Malady?”

International Paruresis Association: “About Avoidant Paruresis,” “Paruresis Fact Sheet,” “A Few Notes on Paruresis,” “Frequently Asked Questions.”

Vythilingum, B. , 2002. Depression and Anxiety

Urology Care Foundation: “Paruresis.”

Reviewed by Minesh Khatri on January 21, 2018

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