A doctor has issued a warning to stop peeing in the shower, making some worrying statements for those who engage in the practice.
Urogynaecologist Dr Teresa Irwin, who specialises in pelvic health, explained to an audience of 84,700 TikTok followers that by peeing in the shower, people are training their bladders to want to wee whenever they hear the sound of water.
“You don’t want to do it all the time because what happens is every time you hear the sound of water your bladder is going to want to pee” claimed the doctor.
She said that this would eventually trickle (pun intended) to when washing one’s hands or the dishes, making the bladder ‘salivate’, so to speak. This echoes warnings by other TikTok doctors.
The doctors said that either now or down the line, the mental association will lead to some leak issues whenever leaking water is heard. Instead, people are urged to ignore the urge to pee while in the shower.