Sometimes, like when the line for the restroom stretches around the block, you may think it's best to hold it in and go at a later time. After all, you have a lot to do and don't have time to wait for the next stall at Starbucks to open. However, now may be the time to break that habit. Because, believe it or not, there are some weird things that happen to your body when you hold your pee.
You may think your bladder is capable of holding that venti iced coffee for hours. And while it's great to be positive, thinking that is actually holding your bladder to impossible standards. According to Healthline, your bladder can only hold up to 16 ounces, or 2 cups, of urine. The site further noted that in certain circumstances, holding your pee for any length of time could be dangerous. Doing so can lead to infections and losing the ability to respond to hold your pee in altogether. Scary, right?
That's why it's so important to listen and respond to your body's cues that it's time to "break the seal." But if you're still not convinced (and, hey, who can blame you? That long line can be intimidating) here are a few other weird things can happen to your body when you hold in your pee.