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Paruresis (Shy Bladder Syndrome)

For some men, needing to supply a urine sample (e.g. for employment related drug testing) with someone watching (e.g. a phlebotomist or nurse) can be quite difficult, if not impossible.

If this is difficult for you, (particularly if you may need to supply a sample on a repeated basis) it may be worth considering getting psychological assistance, to seek to overcome this.

There is no “magic cure”. But it can be expected that with a combination of some sessions of “talking therapy” (looking at the cause or causes of the difficulty) whether in person or via telehealth and doing some “homework” you can expect that supplying a sample will be less of a challenge.

It may also be worth asking your General Practitioner about getting a referral.

Bookings can be made 24/7 via or via my Business Support Office on 1300 50 67 68 (Mon – Fri  8am to 5pm).


*Paruresis, also known as shy bladder syndrome, is a type of phobia in which a person is unable to urinate in the real or imaginary presence of others, such as in a public restroom. (Source: Wikipedia) It is also said to affect about 7% of the population (Source: International Paruresis Foundation.)

Paruresis (Shy Bladder Syndrome)