Should you go every time you feel the twinge? In most cases, the only consequence that arises from holding in your urine is the discomfort you feel. Depending on how hydrated you are, you should go to the bathroom every three to six hours. This varies based on the actual size of your bladder, your sensitivity, hydration habits and age. Likewise, if you stay hydrated, which is the best way to flush out your kidneys, your trips to the bathroom will increase.
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Holding pee: Is it safe?
Something as simple as sneezing during an allergy fit or jumping during a cardio workout class could cause urine to leak out, says Philip Buffington, M. Your solution: Kegels—yep, the same exercise that can strengthen your orgasms —can build your pelvic floor muscles. Your solution: Kegels will help here, too. The American College of Physicians also recommends treating urge incontinence with overactive-bladder medication. Fesoterodine, in particular, has proven to be successful, note researchers.
Holding in your need to pee could kill you
July 30, pm Updated July 30, pm. Thankfully, your brain also sends a signal back telling your bladder to hold on — otherwise, things could get really messy. But if you decide to ignore those signals from your body and hold on for too long it could have some serious consequences. Worst-case scenario, urine could back up into your kidneys and could cause them to fail, which could be fatal. The good news is you are much more likely to lose control of your muscles and wet yourself way before that happens.
When you actually think about it, having to pee sucks. You enjoy a refreshing beverage, then some time later — almost always at the most inconvenient moment — your pee area starts feeling like a bloated pufferfish until you make your way to the restroom and, sighing with relief, release your stream. When you consider that the average person pees up to 10 times a day and for some, certainly more , that adds up to a lot of trips to the bathroom.