What happens if you hold in urine for a long time?

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Desperate for the loo? What happens if you hold in urine for a long time?

 

UTI symptoms: Holding your urine for a long time could cause condition. 

 

URINE is the body’s way of getting rid of waste substances from the blood, and reducing excess water and salt. But, is it safe to hold your pee for long periods of time?

Needing to pee when there’s no toilet around can be uncomfortable and frustrating.

 

The average bladder can hold almost half a litre of urine.

 

Every person can last varying amounts of time before they need to empty their bladder.

 

But, holding in your urine for long periods of time can increase your risk of urinary tract infections(UTI).