If I go to the bathroom before I take a shower and immediately go in the shower [it is right next to the toilet], and after the shower i go to he bathroom again, what happens to the first asher yatzar?

Answer:

Although the opinion of many poskim is that one shoud recite asher yatzar twice in succession for using the bathroom twice, this only applies when there is a hesech hadaas in between the two uses of the bathroom. If one uses the bathroom twice without leaving the room, this would not be considered a hesech hadaas, and one would only recite the blessing once.

Sources: Many poskim maintain that two uses of the bathroom obligate two recitations of asher yatzar. See Shulchan Aruch, Orach Chaim 7:2; Rema; Taz; Eliyah Rabbah; among others. However, Kol Gadol (89) and Eliyah Rabbah (7:2) write that if one does not leave the bathroom in between, this would not be considered a hesech hadaas, and one would make only one blessing even according to this opinion. This would probably apply even if one takes a shower in between. It should be noted that other opinions maintain that one should never recite the blessing twice in succession, even when there is a hesech hadaas in between uses of the bathroom. This is the opinion of Bach (7), Olas Tamid, Shelah, as cited in Eliyah Rabbah.

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