Many people often have difficulty when they have to pee for a drug test. A urine drug test is a test that analyzes your urine to ascertain the presence of certain illegal drugs and medications. A urine drug test usually screens for marijuana, PCP, methadone, barbiturates, methamphetamines etc. To take the test, you will be given a cup, which you are required to pee inside. This article discusses how to make yourself pee for a drug test.
EASNA recommend that your employer should allow you to do this, when setting up drug policies. – added to the go for a walk section
For many people, peeing only comes when your brain is being alerted by your never systems that your bladder is full and time to urinate. Other than that, it becomes very arduous to pee when the body hasn’t given even the slightest sign.
Without feeling the sensation of pressure in your abdomen, which gives the signal to visit the bathroom to pee, you may find it hard forging yourself to urinate.
There are situations we may find ourselves in which require us to urinate. An example is a situation where we are required to pee and bring our urine for a drug test. This is always the norm in cases of severe illness; a urine sample is very important for the test to be conducted so proper diagnosis can be made.
Typically, doctors hand us a sterilised plastic container to urinate inside and bring it to them so they can run various tests.
Why you may have problems peeing when necessary
Some factors can constrain you from peeing when required, especially for a drug test. It can be challenging to force yourself to urinate, especially when you don’t have your bladder full.
- Holding your pee for too long
According to Mehran Movassaghi, a urologist at Providence Saint John’s Health Centre in Santa Monica, California, holding back your pee when pressed can work against it. By doing that, you’re training your bladder to hold back urine, and this can make you struggle to pee.
Another instance you may have a problem peeing is if you have Constipation. It can also be an issue when your rectum is packed with poop. It constrains your bladder, so you can’t freely empty your urine as you usually do.
- Shy bladder
Also, people who are shy of peeing around others in a crowded bathroom may struggle to pee. It is a medical condition called paruresis which is also called shy bladder.
How to make yourself pee for A drug test
It is not medically advisable to force yourself to pee if you don’t have to; however, if you must pee for a drug test, here are some ways you can do that.
1. Drink plenty of water
If you urgently need to make yourself pee, then the fastest and most obvious way is to drink lots of water. When you are not properly hydrated, you will be unable to pee because there isn’t enough liquid in your bladder to pass out.
2. Running the water technique
When you’re sitting on the toilet (for women), or standing to pee (for men) turn on the faucet so the water can run. Relax and ease your mind to focus on the sound of the water running. It can induce the bladder to open up.
3. Rinsing your perineum
Rinsing your perineum, which is the skin between your genitals and anus, can help to induce pee. Sit on the toilet or squat and use warm water to rinse the perineum
4. Bend forward technique
This technique works mainly for women who, for the most part, pee while bending. Sit on the toilet, with your feet flat on the floor, in a leaned-forward position, and with elbows on knees. Then bend forward slightly. This position helps to stimulate the bladder and induce peeing.
5. Breath-hold technique
Sit on the toilet, breath normally, and exhale about 75% of your breath. Hold your breath. This may stimulate your bladder after 45 seconds.
6. Go for a walk
Going for a walk is a form of physical activity that can stimulate your bladder. Try walking around your room for some time and wait to see if it works.
If, after these techniques and you still find it hard to pee, you may need to visit your doctor.
7. Tap the subrapubic area
Another way to make yourself pee for a drug test, a by tapping the subrapubic area. Go to the toilet and relax like you are about to pee. Use two fingers to rapidly tap the area between your navel and pubic bone (for women) or penis (for men). Keep tapping every second for up to 30 seconds.