Frequent Urination: “Do you pee JIC?”
By Stacey Knowles, PT,MS, CFMT, FAAOMPT | January 26, 2020 | Frequent Urination | Urinary Incontinence| Pelvic Pain
Your bladder is an organ but more importantly a sack that is surrounded with muscles with several sensors to alert you when you have to go to the bathroom. When you are going to the bathroom before your bladder completely fills you may be training your bladder to only hold that small volume that was in it instead of waiting until your bladder was completely full. Just like any other muscles in the body we have to train our bladders. Granted if you have an infection, are taking medications or have some other underlying pathology there are exceptions to this rule. But ask yourself before you go running to the bathroom to “JIC” or “Just In Case” pee if you truly have to go to the bathroom or can you hold it a bit longer before you go? However it is important that you know where the bathrooms are, do not wait until you have pain or you simply cannot hold it any longer.