This Is What Happens To Your Body When You Hold In Your Poop

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“It’s really hard to hold your poop in. You have to tighten the voluntary sphincters,” says Dr. Sonpal. “In the first few hours, you’ll feel a sense of abdominal pressure. Some people describe it as abdominal cramping, whereas some people have more urgency.”

In other words, holding it is a fast track to that gassy, bloated feeling you can’t seem to shake.

Related: 6 Reasons You’re So Gassy

[via menshealth]