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What Happens When You Hold Your Pee?

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Can holding your pee be bad for you? Learn about your bladder in this Quick Question with Michael Aranda! Hosted by: Michael Aranda Learn more about sphincters: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gtLO9rpXV0g Learn more about Tycho Brahe: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H4tZ9tyd_MM ---------- Dooblydoo thanks go to the following Patreon supporters -- we couldn't make SciShow without them! Shout out to Justin Ove, Justin Lentz, David Campos, Chris Peters, Philippe von Bergen, Fatima Iqbal, John Murrin, Linnea Boyev, and Kathy & Tim Philip. ---------- Like SciShow? Want to help support us, and also get things to put on your walls, cover your torso and hold your liquids? Check out our awesome products over at DFTBA Records: http://dftba.com/scishow Or help support us by becoming our patron on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/scishow ---------- Looking for SciShow elsewhere on the internet? Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/scishow Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/scishow Tumblr: http://scishow.tumblr.com Instagram: http://instagram.com/thescishow Sources: http://health.howstuffworks.com/human-body/systems/kidney-urinary/hold-pee-so-long-bladder-ruptures.htm http://www.businessinsider.com/how-long-can-you-go-without-peeing-2013-9 http://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/healthlibrary/conditions/kidney_and_urinary_system_disorders/bladder_and_bowel_dysfunction_134,113/ http://www.niddk.nih.gov/health-information/health-topics/urologic-disease/urinary-retention/Pages/facts.aspx http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2072017/ http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/14968223 http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/7881962 http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/3448811
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kkthepony (7 days ago)
i am holding it in now...
Zarion 11 (21 days ago)
Bursting your bladder sounds like an awful way 'to go'.
S* Ryne (21 days ago)
i'm holding it in while watching this video
gene s (1 month ago)
i have to pee
Nicole Keegan (1 month ago)
I really need to pee right now lol
I hold my pee in class and almost never use it unless its an emergency and i have been doing it since 3rd grade now im in sixth
Nobushi Kensei (1 month ago)
Oh now I can die just by holding my pee..hm...maybe we'll evolve where this doesn't happen?...
Strawberry Amanita (1 month ago)
According to my doctors when i hold in my pee for too long my bladder expands
Beta Ray Memes (1 month ago)
For about half a year i held pee for about 7 hour a day.
Ellen Jarrard (1 month ago)
One time in 4th grade I really wanted to finish a reading test on the computer, but I also REALLY had to go the bathroom. I thought I could hold it in until I finished. I couldn't. I ended up telling my teacher I had an accident (luckily I had black leggings on) and immediately went to the bathroom. I then got a change of clothes and went home. It wasn't bad. That is the oldest that have had an accident, I think.
K R (1 month ago)
What about the other end? The more serious end?
ElijahTommy 777 (1 month ago)
What happens when you hold your pee? You get smelly hands
courconwll (2 months ago)
I have always wondered about this. I was about to ask a medical expert, but why bother now?
TSA Master (2 months ago)
So I’m too lazy to get my fat ass up and go pee pee. anyways, reading these comments are so funny, that I pissed my pants!
K W (2 months ago)
Who here kinda has to go to the bathroom when you are ready for bed but you don't and you have a great dream about a fun indoor jungle gym or something like that and you have to pee so bad so you go to the bathroom and the stalls are free so you decide to go ahead and go and in real life you pee a little bit and you wake up and you realized that it was real you wet yourself and you have to go really bad so you hobble to the bathroom and pee a little bit every time you step and feel like you are going to die if you don't pee for three hours straight then you're like I have just wet myself GREAT
Emil Basic (2 months ago)
i never hold my pee
shantnu jaswal (2 months ago)
I hold my pee 2 to 3 days I years ago now I urinate very less now I don't urinate morning
Conqueror of Rats (2 months ago)
I hold my pee so i have big balls.
강에사 (2 months ago)
okay well Is it bad that when I dont pee after 1 minuet of my bladder giving me the signal it hurt like I've been punched in the balls?... also when I do pee if I stop for say I was yelled at by someone behind me and they made me jump it hurts like IS THAT NORMAL? because I'm a 14 year old kid and this don't seem normal!
De Kasidia (2 months ago)
I BLAME MY TEACHERS😂😂😂
Martin Nedyalkov (2 months ago)
so the people with paruresis like me just must don't afraid ?
KingreX32 (2 months ago)
Need to show this to my mom. I keep telling her she needs to stop doing that.
Kadin Zanga (3 months ago)
I have a couple trans friends who have gotten bladder infections, because they can't go to the bathroom in public places.
King Rabbit (3 months ago)
Rite now I go to pee
CloudyCloud (3 months ago)
This video instantaneously triggers urination
candymountainn (3 months ago)
i'm sad you didnt reference abe simpson
Ciarrai B (3 months ago)
My problem is I’m such a heavy sleeper that I often won’t wake up to pee until it’s time to get up around 7am. So I could be holding my pee all night but I don’t know about it, all I know is when I do finally pee there’s so much and my lower abdomen hurts. I wish I could do something about it but I have no idea what!
Drinkable lean (3 months ago)
I can hold my pee for half a day
Niall Ar (3 months ago)
im holding my pee while watching this video
Kawaii Potato (3 months ago)
1:38 (it sounds weird when you loop it XD)
Maddie Davila (3 months ago)
guess whos got urniary retention ☺☺
GhostBoy48 (3 months ago)
my girlfriend holds it all the time. Her channel is mosey two, I luv her ❤️
Mesha _girl (3 months ago)
Why do they all sound the same
zat rat (3 months ago)
...I only searched this because I'm holding my pee right now
Azmarah Davis (4 months ago)
I only hold my pee till 3:00 pm. Is that bad???
Leslie Borregard (4 months ago)
Tell that to the academic school staff Hitler’s; those fuckers will hold anything hostage, even if it’s at the cost of your own life! Equip those overpriced babysitters in their class with a gun like most NRA gun nuts want, and watch your bladder truly splatter with a single bullet piss and all.
Aii iiA (4 months ago)
Thank you for making me feel terrible about being too lazy to get up out of bed. :/
Wellness and Style (4 months ago)
The inability to urinate! Wow I thought it would cause the opposite and cause someone to urinate when they're not ready.
elliotiscool DA (4 months ago)
LET IT GOOOO
Walter Lopez (4 months ago)
It is BAD HOLDING IN YOUR PEE
Walter Lopez (4 months ago)
Yes it is bad
JIslandProductions (4 months ago)
Do the pee pee dance
swarnadipmitra (4 months ago)
My friend and I always used to go to the washroom together at school, cuz there was always a long line in front of the bathroom. So I used to hold the P, while he used to hold the Q. Get it ?
Ximena Zamora (5 months ago)
Ok so when I was little I AlWAYS HOLD MY PEE
BasicChimera 338 (5 months ago)
I was holding my pee for 1hr and I'm 14yr old is it bad cause I feel my bladder squeezing me and it hurts when I stand up or move to much
Kenny (5 months ago)
Who’s holding their pee right now on the coach?
Fiftythree (5 months ago)
I’m gonna show this to my teacher.
Whom here is a Cuck (5 months ago)
Your balls get big
Nicole (5 months ago)
When I was a kid I was scared of locking the door on the toilet and never went for the whole schoolday and now when I'm at school I don't either not because I'm scared but because I don't feel the need to pee and I have school for 6 hours is that dangerous
There are guests outside and I really can't go but on hearing this, I choose my health over my shyness. I rlly need to pee
Emeraldsheep B (6 months ago)
I can hold my pee for like 6-7 hours on a stretch.
IronPump89 (6 months ago)
Need 2π
Sup548 (6 months ago)
Who else was holding it in while watching this?
SirMatthew (6 months ago)
“Why didn’t you go before class” “That was half an hour ago, dipshit”
SirMatthew (6 months ago)
I have to pee
Grant Goldberg (6 months ago)
I'm whizzing while watching this.
Michael Colun (6 months ago)
Don't go to the toilet while dreaming, It's a trap
nerdyninjatemptress (6 months ago)
Also guys, you can make your bladder too strong and lose that signal that you need to pee. Because of my own chronic holding in as a young child, I eventually caused a condition known as hardened bladder where, as it was explained to me, the muscle that makes up your bladder becomes too strong and that sensation that tells you that you have to go gets weaker and weaker. I pretty much only feel that I have to go when I need to go absolutely immediately. As a child I also had to have surgery as my bladder was becoming so full the urine was refluxing back into my kidneys. Long story short: don’t hold in your pee kids. Seriously.
Meera Rajendran (6 months ago)
I never went at school. I never had to go, and I never drank water there.
S I L V E R A N A (6 months ago)
i hold one time 3 hours! becase i was to lazy to leave the laptop.
SenseiLeRoof (6 months ago)
_Damped_ the signals, not _dampened._ You can't get a signal wet.
Raven Slymaven (6 months ago)
_Now I'm scared to hold my pee...._
Dan Thomas (7 months ago)
I Dont Pee Sinse I Holded My Piss My Life Changed And I Still Do It Dont Know Why And I Was 9 At The Beginning Of My 1st Holdin
Anomaly88man (7 months ago)
My antidepressants make it so I can't feel piss in my bladder, until it is full!
ime akpan (7 months ago)
Two cups, is that an average?
c00lkiddsbrother Roblox (7 months ago)
If I hold my pee to much does it come out my mouth?
c00lkiddsbrother Roblox (7 months ago)
I do it everyday
Ninjinzo (7 months ago)
So I can sue my school?
Ken Chao (7 months ago)
It’s stored in the balls
emoly (7 months ago)
theres a rat and I kept holding my pee, I was scared so I cant go to the bathroom, this is happening to me right now!!!!
That is super helpful
Cameron Coile (7 months ago)
I just pooped.
парень- водка (7 months ago)
I gotta pee now
Lautaro Ortiz (7 months ago)
Pee is stored in the balls
Yesmine B (7 months ago)
Watching this while holding my pee.
spig rickinshaw (7 months ago)
If you try to hold your pee it will leak out from between your fingers
Nina Dobrev (7 months ago)
I fainted
supermriokid (8 months ago)
peeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee
Erika Davis (8 months ago)
Omg I have to pee now!!!
Jay Valdez (8 months ago)
how about holding #2
Ecliptic 47 (8 months ago)
one time i held my pee in for 1.5 days
BobChob2 (8 months ago)
Next do a video about holding your poop.
V Hyungie (8 months ago)
it hurts, i learned this in middle school...
Monica Shantel (8 months ago)
"And that it's bad for you. And it is. But-" There's a but, I'm safe! "Only if you hold it freguently, for a long time." Well shoot. That's me.
Alex Chappell (8 months ago)
Bladders do burst if u hold it in too long don't do it
Kaylee Sassy (8 months ago)
Though hard to do
Kaylee Sassy (8 months ago)
Would you rather die of pee burst or pee your pants? If you love your life, the awnser is simple.
MPROXX (8 months ago)
Moral of the story: Let it goooo, let it gooooooo, you shouln't hold it anymoooooooore! (with Elsa's voice)
MAYANK GUPTA (8 months ago)
I am going to pee.
dee. M (8 months ago)
I m holding pee right now
I'm holding in my pee right now because I'm too lazy to get up
Maricela Castel (8 months ago)
Who else has to go pee now 😂😒
Rebekah VanLaarhoven (8 months ago)
Who else was holding it in while watching this video?
Henry Weeks (8 months ago)
i was holding in while watching
ramrod210 (8 months ago)
Ironically enough, I was holding it in while I was watching this... Lol
Aiden Kane (8 months ago)
One minute in this video made me go to the bathroom.
GamerPro 1 (8 months ago)
Noooooo I think i hav the first one Like last 10 times i kept peeing in short bursts bcz my bladder wasnt able to emty all the pee GOD DAMMIT
Ricky (8 months ago)
how do I manage during a 3 hour long exam :/
Yellow Baldi (8 months ago)
student: can I go to the bathroom? teacher: idk can you? student: BOI MISS ME WITH THAT TRASH TALK YOU WANT MY BLADDER TO EXPLODE ON YA DAMN FLOORS? BE MY GUEST I'LL WAIT AS LONG AS YOU WANT AND ANOTHER THI- teacher: go. it wasn't funny.😂 srry
Herose (8 months ago)
I hold it for the entire school day because the school's bathrooms are disgusting

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