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Biloxi, Mississippi
A 19-year-old male asked:

If a 15 year old girl is skinny and 5'2 would she have a smaller bladder than a larger person? do smaller people have smaller bladders?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 47 years experience
Yes and no: Bladder size is relative to basic size when you look at lean body mass, but it also varies with use.Those with a tendency to retain or hold urine will have a more generous volume and those who tend to eliminate frequently will have less.Those with problems leading to stool accumulation, retention & constipation & those with obesity can squeeze down the functional capacity.
Last updated Jun 29, 2016


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