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Monday, October 23, 2017

What Happens If Hold Your Pee In For A Really Long Time?

Holding in your pee can be an unpleasant, foot-tapping, leg-crossing experience. Butdont get swept away by urban legends: your bladder probably wont pop. Probably.

That said, holding in your pee likely won’t do you any favors, either. Years of regular pee-holding can increase your risk of urinary tract infections and a condition called urinary retention, where you bladder cannot fully empty.

As Gerald Timm, a urological researcher at the University of Minnesota, toldPopular Science, “The bladder’s kind of like a pond. Not draining properly allows bacteria to build up, and that leads to infection.”

Check out this video by YouTube channel SciShow, all about the science of taking a leak, and why its unlikely (although not impossible) that youll ever catch a nasty case of popped bladder.

Read more: http://www.iflscience.com/health-and-medicine/what-happens-if-hold-your-pee-long-time

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