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Cecil Scaglione, Editor

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Full Bladder, Seat Belt Don’t Mix

It’s not a good idea to put off nature’s call when embarking on a road trip – or even a jaunt to the corner store. Car wrecks are the most common cause of bladder injury nationwide, according to the American Urological Association.

The trauma occurs when a person with a full bladder has a seat belt strapped across the lower abdomen, and is jolted by the force of the crash. Experts liken it to a balloon: if someone has a full bladder and receives a blunt-force trauma, it could cause the bladder to rupture. If you empty the bladder, it’s like letting the air out of a balloon. It’s a lot harder to break.

Also, seat belts should be worn across the hips, as lap belts. Though most people don’t plan on getting in a wreck, it’s good to know that you can almost eliminate the possibility of an injured bladder if it’s empty. Signs of bladder trauma include blood in urine, difficulty urinating, weak urinary system, painful urination, fever, and severe back pain.

Written by Cecil Scaglione

November 13, 2022 at 2:00 am

Posted in Health, Humor / Quote

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