Is holding back the urine a bad thing?
To hold back the urine for a longer period of time can be harmful. It is possible that certain bacteria will enter your urinary tract and cause an infection. Besides, there is a risk that the bladder can stretch and lose its strength making it difficult to urinate. The high pressure can also risk damaging the kidneys. These are worst-case scenarios though and will only happen if you hold the urine back on a regular basis. To occasionally hold back urine is not dangerous at all.