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A 19-year-old male asked:

Is it okay to hold your urine for the time being?

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Dr. Weber Chuang
Urology 25 years experience
Normal anatomy: If you have normal anatomy, little problems will occur. However, urine retained in the bladder abnormally (as in the case of a neurogenic bladder or retention) may result in back pressure and urine back up in the kidney, that may result in renal damage.
Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
OK once in a while: Not good to do it all the time because either bladder can enlarge leaving bladder muscle weak to contract or bladder muscle can thicken ; reduce bladder elasticity. That is for men, women increase the risk for bladder infections if they retain urine so as to vouid less often.Holding it once a day is used as a treatment addition for bed wetters to become more aware of bladder sensation of fullness.

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