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Colorado Springs, CO
A 19-year-old female asked:

What is wrong with holding urine?

1 doctor answer3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Lizbeth Alter
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Food for bacteria: When you hold your urine for long periods of time, you are actually creating an environment that is nourishing bacteria that could give you a urine infection. The other reason its wrong is that you can actually stretch your bladder, this is not very common, but can happen. The main reason is to avoid infection. Hope this helps!. Remember your kidney is a filter so you are holding toxins inside.
Last updated Sep 2, 2013
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