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  • What Happens If You Hold Your Pee For Too Long

  • When you've got to go, you've got to go.

  • It's annoying and uncomfortable when you can't.

  • On a train for example.

  • The toilet's in such a state you can't face going in.

  • Or on a plane.

  • Maybe a couple is awkwardly joining the Mile High Club and you're having some trouble.

  • Or you've been stuck on a bus for 18 years.

  • The driver won't let you off.

  • It turns out, holding on to go to the washroom is also quite bad for your health.

  • In most cases, it's nothing to worry about.

  • But there a few reasons why you shouldn't wait too long.

  • You Could Actually Pee Your Pants!

  • That is quite obvious, and it would be quite embarrassing.

  • As your bladder gets fuller and fuller, there's a good chance you aren't going to make it

  • to the bathroom on time."

  • Yikes!

  • Many of us have been there: that "just barely made it" scenario, where the bathroom line

  • may have been just slightly too long, after you sprinted to get there.

  • This is more likely to happen to young children and the elderly, but that doesn't mean it

  • can't happen to you if you push your bladder too far.

  • Burst Bladder

  • Hugely unlikely.

  • But if it happens, it's bad.

  • When the bladder bursts, urine fills the abdomen, and emergency surgery is required.

  • It's more likely for your bladder to stretch.

  • When this happens, the muscles that allow you to hold on, weaken, and there's a greater

  • chance of wetting yourself.

  • It also makes going for a piss, more difficult.

  • In severe cases, a catheter might be needed.

  • Infection

  • Again, don't worry about this.

  • It probably won't happen.

  • But holding on too long does increase the chance of getting an infected urinary tract.

  • It's called a UTI.

  • It's down to bacteria.

  • Studies show that holding your pee for too long can cause bacteria to build up and multiply.

  • This can cause pain and stinging and make your pee dark and strong smelling.

  • If this happens, you'll need antibiotics.

  • Go to the doctor.

  • Incontinence

  • This might happen eventually.

  • But you don't want to speed up the process.

  • Incontinence is simply not being able to hold your pee.

  • It's caused by weakening pelvic floor muscles and a weak bladder.

  • If you hold on too long, this speeds up the process.

  • Other Organs Can Become Damaged

  • Your bladder connects to your urinary system, which includes your kidneys.

  • The kidneys create urine from the excess water in the blood stream and by filtering waste.

  • If urine travels back up the tubes that connect your bladder to your kidneys, it can cause

  • infections and kidney damage.

  • In long term cases of holding in your pee, elastic tissue can become damaged and eventually

  • be replaced by scar tissue, which then can cause kidney damage down the road.

  • Kidney Stones

  • Another bit of bad news relating to your kidneys.

  • Kidney stones form when waste products in the blood form crystals over time.

  • They're more common in people who don't stay hydrated.

  • However, most kidney stones can be passed out in your pee.

  • It hurts the bigger they are.

  • In some cases, they'll be too big, and surgery is required.

  • Kidney stones can cause aches, pains, nausea, and blood might develop in the pee.

  • Call a doctor.

  • Is "Breaking The Seal" Real?

  • Pub-goers will no doubt have heard the "breaking the seal" theory, which suggests you should

  • hold onto pee as long as possible or you'll end up going constantly throughout the night.

  • But there's not much merit to the theory, because when your bladder hits a certain amount

  • of liquid, your body will naturally want to dispel it.

  • It's worth noting however, that the intensity of signals from the bladder to the brain can

  • dull if you've been holding on for a while.

  • If you hold on for long enough your brain will start to ignore that signal and you won't

  • feel when your bladder is full.

  • It's just like when you're in a room with a strange smell or sound.

  • After a while your brain switches off, and you don't notice it any more.

  • Do you ever hold your pee for too long?

  • If so, why?

  • Let us know in the comments below.

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