Gotta go? Don't hold it in. Waiting too long before finding a bathroom may not be the best idea. So, when you hold in your pee too long, instead of just taking a break and finding a toilet ASAP, you are setting yourself up for the potentialrisk of a slew of unfortunate symptoms. (Which won't make those extra minutes working on a deadline worth it, right?)
As a certified health coach, I work with clients on staying in tune with their bodily needs, so when it's calling out, "I need to pee NOW," it's a good idea to listen up. If you don't, you won't be giving your body the care it needs, and it could cause strain or complications in other areas, which can persist unless treated as necessary. Clearly, it's not worth the hassle here, especially when it only takes a few minutes to use the restroom. Besides, when enduringthe uncomfortable feeling of having too much in the tank, you're also increasing risk of certain bladder conditions, which will require further assistance in treating, Robert Glatter, M.D., an assistant professor of emergency medicine at Northwell Health and attending emergency physician at Lenox Hill Hospital tells Bustle. So, what can happen? Here are five things to look out for.