Is it bad to hold your pee? - Heba Shaheed

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Published on Oct 10, 2016

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Humans should urinate at least four to six times a day, but occasionally, the pressures of modern life force us to clench and hold it in. How bad is this habit, and how long can our bodies withstand it? Heba Shaheed takes us inside the bladder to find out.

Lesson by Heba Shaheed, animation by Artrak Studio.

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  • Kelsey Goodbrand - Channel Youtube
    Kelsey Goodbrand - 21 hours ago

    Guys now im gonna call school about this vid oh god i dont have a phone

  • Kelsey Goodbrand - Channel Youtube
    Kelsey Goodbrand - 21 hours ago

    No drink more blader

  • Kelsey Goodbrand - Channel Youtube
    Kelsey Goodbrand - 21 hours ago

    I have pee problems so if i need the tolet ok i do rp to show you me_may i go to the tolet Mrs _yes

  • Suziana Mohd Khizari - Channel Youtube
    Suziana Mohd Khizari - 2 days ago

    Watching this while holding my pee

  • Shara Peyton - Channel Youtube
    Shara Peyton - 4 days ago

    My mom told me That

  • Aaz 55 - Channel Youtube
    Aaz 55 - 4 days ago

    Why does it reduce the chance of needing the chance to urin when we run or do social activities with our legs?

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    trong phuc nguyen - 6 days ago

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  • The Wolf Pack - Channel Youtube
    The Wolf Pack - 1 week ago

    im gonna pee my pants

  • Mohammad Fouad - Channel Youtube
    Mohammad Fouad - 1 week ago

    Who else went to the toilet after this video?😂

  • Anirudh Mahida - Channel Youtube
    Anirudh Mahida - 1 week ago

    Due to some nuerological problem,I was unable to urinate even though I sensed the pressure building up. But genius me, I didn't consult doctor . After about 15hours. The pain was unberable so I went into emergency room where they did and ultrasound. I was diagnosed with hydronephrosis that is urine had started building up in Kidney. And hence swelling of kidney. And when catheter was inserted. The volume of urine measured up to 1300ml.

  • Anais Keriakes - Channel Youtube
    Anais Keriakes - 1 week ago

    when im going with my friends to a restaurznt and i have to pee me in my head me in mind :CMON YOU CAN HOLD IT DONT EMBERAS YOURSELF WHEN YOU DONT KNOW WHERE THE TOILET IS me: makes weird face friend: uhmmmmmmmm are you okay? me: YES

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    Steve Asare - 1 week ago

    1:40 Open the floodgates!

  • Bunny Lover rabbits Кролик - Channel Youtube
    Bunny Lover rabbits Кролик - 1 week ago

    My teacher needs to See this because shes always says no to my class to go to the bathroom

  • Just Gracie Bitchstix Squad - Channel Youtube
    Just Gracie Bitchstix Squad - 1 week ago

    Well, I’m gonna go pee now.

  • Cowboy77 - Channel Youtube
    Cowboy77 - 1 week ago

    That filling up sound used sounds like it was taken from a pepsi or coke commercial :P

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    The Wolf Pack - 1 week ago


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    GalaxyDawg - 1 week ago

    Who else had pee because of this video?😂

  • Aaliyah Mipanga - Channel Youtube
    Aaliyah Mipanga - 2 weeks ago

    Me holding my pee so bad and the bathroom is 6 feet away... I can see the bathroom door ;-;

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    Nadi C - 2 weeks ago

    Ummm don't p** your pants

  • salty chicken - Channel Youtube
    salty chicken - 2 weeks ago

    .. i think my receptor is broken :/

  • Aeizure - Channel Youtube
    Aeizure - 2 weeks ago

    At school i pee alot even if i can still hold it

  • Jasmine The Wolf - Channel Youtube
    Jasmine The Wolf - 2 weeks ago

    When they zoomed in on their bladder her face was just like omg help me

  • HousingEagle764 - Channel Youtube
    HousingEagle764 - 2 weeks ago

    I have a question, whenever when I take a shower or turn on the sink I always want to pee

  • Vanessa Rivaille - Channel Youtube
    Vanessa Rivaille - 2 weeks ago

    My medication makes me pee like 20 times a day and its usual feels urgent at night 😩

  • Blueberry Sans - Channel Youtube
    Blueberry Sans - 2 weeks ago

    Well....your kidneys might explode.

  • Adi Izwan - Channel Youtube
    Adi Izwan - 2 weeks ago

    How about the pee is so hot?

  • MegaAnimeFreak7 - Channel Youtube
    MegaAnimeFreak7 - 2 weeks ago

    Good thing I peed before watching this vid. All the water sounds woulda triggered me for sure

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    Justin Y Wanna be - 2 weeks ago

    I pee 7-4x a day

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    That Asian Nerd - 2 weeks ago

    brb gotta pee