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If I have to urinate, how long can I "hold it" before it becomes dangerous? Does it become dangerous at any point?

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Dr. Marc Hirsch
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In brief: 30 minutes

Truck drivers sometimes hold their urine to stay awake.
If you do that routinely you can develop urinary infections and the urine can back up to your kidneys. There's no set time limit. Go to the bathroom for both urination and defecation when you have to. If you don't, you might not be able to go when you want to. The muscle tissue may be so stretched out of shape. Thanks for asking.

In brief: 30 minutes

Truck drivers sometimes hold their urine to stay awake.
If you do that routinely you can develop urinary infections and the urine can back up to your kidneys. There's no set time limit. Go to the bathroom for both urination and defecation when you have to. If you don't, you might not be able to go when you want to. The muscle tissue may be so stretched out of shape. Thanks for asking.
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