Doing a Double Take

“Urinary frequency” is the need to urinate many times during the day, night, or both when accompanied by the urgent need to empty the bladder. Sometimes, a person may urinate only to feel the urge to go again just minutes later. One way to address this problem is to perform a technique called “double voiding.” The technique involves sitting on the toilet and leaning slightly forward, with hands resting on the knees or thighs (to optimize the position of the bladder for voiding). Then, urination takes place as normal, with focus on draining the bladder as much as possible. After remaining on the toilet for 30 seconds, a second attempt at urinating is undertaken while leaning slightly forward.

P.S. Double voiding can be especially helpful for men with “benign prostatic hyperplasia” (BPH), an enlarged prostate.