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Radio and TV presenter Chris Evans last week revealed how his problem with frequently urinating in the night has been helped by a technique called bulbar urethral massage.
Chris Evans, 56, told his radio show listeners that he’d seen a urologist as he was going to the loo ‘up to ten times’ a night. The doctor taught him to perform the technique as a way to clear urine trapped in his urethra, the tube through which urine leaves the body.
Within a week, Chris Evans claimed, he was down to three ‘comfort breaks’.
Wanting to wee more than normal can be the result of ageing, he told his listeners. As Ben Challacombe, a consultant urological surgeon in London, and trustee of The Urology Foundation, explains, urine can get stuck in a ‘U-bend’ in a man’s urinary system, just outside the pelvic floor muscles.
‘You can get 3-5ml [of urine] that gets caught in that U-bend,’ he says. ‘It’s particularly common in older men, or men who’ve had a catheter or urological procedure: they often get baggy in that area and urine gets