What Happens When You Hold Back Your Urine For Long

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You are busy at your work doing something that is really important and then you get that nature's call. You try to hold back as long as you can so that you can complete your work and then attend to the call. But this is one of the most unhealthy practices that you are following.

Do you know what happens if you hold back your urine for long? If not, then today at Boldsky we will be explaining about a few of the major health problems that arise when you hold back your urine.

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On a daily basis we consume foods and liquids that lead to the filling up of the bladder. There is a certain amount that the bladder can hold, beyond which it becomes difficult. It is then the bladder sends a signal to the brain about the urge to pee and ret rid of the waste.

So when the waste is not let out it provides a breeding ground for the bacteria to further multiply and increases the chances of infection to spread. This causes a lot of health hazards.

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Here is a list of a few of the major health problems that can be caused when you hold back your urine for long.


1. Urinary Tract Infection:

Holding in large amounts of urine for an extended period of time also exposes your body to potentially harmful bacteria, which can increase your chances of getting a urinary tract infection (UTI) or bladder infection.


2. Pain While Urinating:

When you hold back urine for a long period of time and if this is continued for long then it causes constant and strong pain while you urinate.


3. Fever:

When you hold back urine for long the bacteria in the urine fails to get removed from the body. This in turn causes fever.


4. Bladder Swelling & Cancer:

When you consume water the bladder slowly gets filled up. So when the water is not let out of the body in the form of urine, it causes swelling of the bladder and if left untereated it can cause bladder cancer as well.


5.Kidney Stones:

Water aids in cleaning the kidneys. But when the urine is held back for long it can cause serious effects on the kidneys. It can lead to the formation of kidney stones. This can also cause pain.


6. Cystitis:

Cystitis is an infection caused around the urinary tract. This is a major problem caused mostly among women. It causes inflammation around the bladder walls.


7. Lower Abdomen Pain:

It might be surprising but when you hold back your urine for long it can cause severe to mild pain in the lower abdomen.


8. Stomach Infection:

When you hold back the urine for long it not just causes pain but there is a risk for developing stomach infection as well. The germs present in the urine fail to move out and this causes stomach infection.

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Story first published: Wednesday, January 4, 2017, 13:30 [IST]
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