Harlow. Age: 28.
Skip navigation! Story from Body. For a bodily function that you've been doing since you were in utero pee can sometimes be surprising.
Angelina. Age: 24.
6 important things your pee can tell you about your body
We have all experienced the urgent need to pee when we are nowhere near a bathroom. But did you know that holding it in could be hazardous to your health? While occasionally holding it shouldn't do any damage, consistently avoiding going to the bathroom could cause serious problems such as a burst bladder, urinary tract infection, incontinence and even kidney stones.
Zoe. Age: 25.
Can holding in your pee really kill you?
Unless there are some truly radical advances in catheter technology, having to pee and not being able to will remain a universal predicament, albeit one more acute for some Amazon warehouse workersfor instance than for others. But do the effects of not peeing linger beyond temporary discomfort? What are you really doing to yourself, when—via not wanting to shoulder your way out of a crowded movie theater aisle, or displease your sadistic boss, or because of some kind of medical condition—you put off what badly needs doing? Holding in your pee might seem harmless but if you make a habit out of it, you may end up damaging your urinary system.
Give Monthly. Give In Honor. Having blood in your urine pee can be a sign that something is wrong with your kidneys or another part of your urinary tract.