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Will holding urine for a long time cause any disease?

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Is holding urine in for a lond time XXXXXXX
Posted Tue, 17 Jul 2012 in Men's Health
Answered by Dr. G.Srinivasan 8 hours later

Thanks for ur query.
The urinary bladder has an intrinsic capacity to distend gradually with very less increase in pressures.
Holding urine for a long time is not known to cause any disease. In fact women in third world countries have a large bladder capacity as there are few public toilets.
It only increases the functional bladder capacity. It may have advantage in holding urine for a longer time and it is not known to have caused any problem in itself.
Hope i answered to your point.
Kindly get back for doubts if any.
DR G Srinivasan, urologist.

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