5 Surprising Dangers of Holding Your Pee [According to Science]

4. It can cause urinary retention.

Urinary retention in bladder

Source: niddk.nih.gov


Holding urine for too long can result in urinary retention, a condition where the bladder cannot fully empty itself. This can cause discomfort and pain and, in severe cases, require medical intervention such as catheterization to relieve the retained urine.