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If you are holding in urine, see what will happen to you

Urine is a liquid by-product of metabolism in humans and in many other animals. Urine flows from the kidneys through the ureters to the urinary bladder. 

Urination is the release of urine from the urinary bladder through the urethra to the outside of the body. In healthy humans the process of urination is under voluntary control. In infants, some elderly individuals, and those with neurological injury, urination may occur as a reflex. It is normal for adult humans to urinate up to seven times during the day.

Effects of delaying urination

Nowadays, so many things has occupied and hijacked our time including works, to the the extends that we won't be able to attends to ourselves. Also, we ignore the urge for urination which is very dangerous to out health and our systems, below are the effects of delaying urination;

1. Pain

People who regularly ignore the urge to pee may feel pain in the bladder or kidneys. When a person finally does reach the bathroom, urinating may also hurt.

The muscles may also stay partially clenched after the urine is released, which can lead to pelvic cramps.

2. Urinary tract infection

Holding in urine may cause bacteria to multiply in the bladder and leading to 'urinary tract infection (UTI)'.

Symptoms of UTI

* a burning or stinging feeling during urination

* pain in the pelvis or lower abdomen

* constant urge to empty the bladder

* strong or foul smelling urine

* cloudy, off colored urine

* consistently dark urine

* bloody urine

3 Bladder stretching

In the long term, regularly holding in pee can cause the bladder to stretch. This may make it difficult or impossible for the bladder to contract and release pee normally.

If a person has a stretched bladder, extra measures, such as a catheter, may be necessary.

4 Damage to pelvic floor muscles



Frequently retaining urine may harm the pelvic floor muscles.

One of these muscles is the urethral sphincter, which keeps the urethra closed, to prevent urine from leaking out. Damaging this muscle could lead to urinary incontinence.

Doing pelvic floor exercises such as Kegels may help to strengthen these muscles and prevent leakage or repair muscle loss.

5 Kidney stones

Holding in pee may cause kidney stones to form in people with a history of the condition, or people who have a high mineral content in their urine. Pee often contains minerals such as uric acid and calcium oxalate.

So, with this article I hope you are able to understand and be caution on holding in or delaying your urine. Thanks for reading and please share so that other people can benefits from this article.

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