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Problem starting urination

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • May 20, 2010
  • 03:46 AM

I'm posting this here instead of in the Genitourinary section because I think it's a psychological problem. Here is my problem:

If I walk into a public restroom, and there are no other men in there, I can easily walk up to a urinal and begin peeing. If there is another person in there and I walk up to the urinal, I cannot begin to pee, no matter how badly I need to. If there is another person in the washroom, I will head for a stall and sit down on the toilet, then I can start peeing even if there are other people nearby. However, I won't use a stall if there is another guy using a stall, as I can't tolerate the smell of other mens' feces. This is becoming a major inconvenience, because I recently began a new job in an office building where the ratio of people to washrooms is very high, so there is almost always someone in the washroom whenever I go in. If I walk into the washroom and no one is in there (rarely happens), that's great, I can pee no problem. If I walk into the washroom and someone is in there but all the stalls are empty, I go in a stall, close the door, sit down, and have no problem peeing. If I go in a washroom and someone is in there and a stall is occupied, then I can't do anything, so I exit the washroom and either go back to my office, or if I badly need to pee, I go up or down to a different floor and hopefully the washroom on that floor will be empty, but the office building has a lot of people in it and only one men's washroom per floor so sometimes I will have to go in 4-5 washrooms before I find one without someone in a stall.

I do not remember when this problem started happening, probably relatively recently (I am 27). I seem to recall having no problems urinating in a urinal even with other people around back in high school.

Anyone hear of anything like this? How do I get over this?

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