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Were you too busy, or too far from a bathroom, and had to hold it for what seemed like forever? But once you were able to “go,” you couldn’t STOP running to the bathroom multiple times? Urologist Dr. Elizabeth Kevaler says that’s common. Because the longer you wait to pee, the harder the deep pelvic muscles clamp down on your bladder. And once you open the floodgates, so to speak, those stressed-out muscles repeatedly spasm – sending you down the hall again and again. Bottom line: You’ll run to the bathroom less if you go when you get the urge.