A 41-year-old member asked:
Can it be harmful to hold in urinating for a long time?
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Urology 31 years experience
Holding urine : Holding urine for a long period of time can potentially damage your bladder. Bladder muscle has unique ability to contract as well as "stretch." sustain bladder distention will lead to a permanent loss of the "stretchiness / elasticity" to your bladder. As a result, you may experience inability to empty your bladder completely on a permanent basis. www.peedoc.com @drhtay.
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Why does it take a long time to urinate?
1 doctor answer • 1 doctor weighed in
Emergency Medicine 30 years experience
Should be seen: It's hard to answer this question without knowing more. For most men, as they age, the prostate grows and gets in the way. But there are other things, such as medications, that may be the problem. This is something your doctor should evaluate, and can likely treat.
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Last updated Jan 14, 2017
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