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A 29-year-old member asked:

does holding in urine cause problems to the bladder?

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Dr. Simon Kimm
Urology 16 years experience
Yes.: Holding and storing large volumes of urine is not healthy for the bladder. It can stretch the wall of the bladder, to which it responds by thickening. Over a long period of time, your bladder may not be able to contract efficiently and expel the urine. This is especially bad for men, because as they age, the prostate gland can obstruct the bladder making the contraction more important.

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A 31-year-old member asked:

How much urine can the human bladder hold?

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Dr. Simon Kimm
Urology 16 years experience
Varies; 400-600mL.: There is, of course, a wide range. You can say that the average male bladder capacity is around 400-600ml, or 13-20 fluid ounces. This would be the volume voided after holding urine to the point of severe urgency. If the patient is under anesthesia and the bladder distended with water, the bladder can usually hold even more, around 1000ml or 33 fl. Oz.
A member asked:

When my partner and I have intercourse, especially if he is on top, i leak urine. At times this can be huge amounts, do you think it could be bladder ?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
From the bladder: Women sometimes leak or squirt some urine during sexual activities. A primary care doctor and an ob-gyn doctor can evaluate to see what can be done. Some women say they squirt urine during the rhythmic contractions of an orgasm; but a "huge" amount seems more unusual, so a evaluation would be helpful.
A 45-year-old member asked:

Is it normal to have 3000ml of urine in my bladder and what are the consequences?

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Dr. Howard Usitalo
Urology 40 years experience
NO: You have significant bladder dysfunction see a urologist.
A 44-year-old member asked:

How do I know how much urine does the bladder hold?

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Dr. Francisco R. Rodriguez
Urology 9 years experience
Bladder capacity: Depending on your age between 250ccto 400cc.
A 37-year-old male asked:

Can we hold urine till bladder get full..?

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Dr. Robert Killian
General Practice 28 years experience
Bladders: Yes. Of course. But the urge to pee is as much a habit as the urge to pee increasing as he bladder stretches. There will be a point when you cannot hold it any longer.

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