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Depends: First option should be behavior modification. Cut out caffeine etc. All medications have there own set of side effects and warnings. There are no good head to head studies. Some of it is trial and error with your doctor. For more see http://peedoc.Com/female-urology or on twitter @thepeedoc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
The bladder is a muscular organ in the pelvis that accepts urine from the kidneys, stores the urine at low pressure, & expels the urine during voluntary voiding. Though seemingly a simple reservoir, the bladder is a complex organ intricately connected with the brain and spinal cord with sensory, motor, and autonomic circuits. The muscular layer that contracts during voids ...Read more
Definitions differ.: 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. ...Read more
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Measure voids : A rough estimate would be to wait until your bladder feels comfortably full , then measure how much you void. This assumed you empty your bladder completely. ( which most women do ). To measure residual urine, you need to either use an ultrasound (bladder scan) or catheterize the bladder, both of which require a doctor or nurse to perform. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I can hold about 12L of urine.. I don't always wait that long but that's my bladder capacity, do I just have a big bladder or something to worry about?
12 or 1.2 L?: 12 L of urine is unheard of and 1.2 L is possible. In my 46-yr study and practice in urology, the largest urine hold inside the bladder was 3.5+ L. Generally, a bladder holds some 0.25 - 0.5 L. So, either 12 or 1.2 L is too much. Is it normal? A detailed evaluation to assess your voiding pattern, check postvoid residual urine, urinalysis, etc. is needed. To assure such, see urologist timely. ...Read more
What is the normal bladder capacity of a healthy 20 year old? I usually have to pee once every 1-2 hours and can't hold it in.
Here are some...: The care for low bladder capacity depends on its possibly identifiable causes, which have to be deduce and for which modifiable options of care with/with out drugs can be implemented. To sort these related issues out correctly, follow info in articles listed in http://www.formefirst.com/onDealSickness.html, and http://www.formefirst.com/onBPH-LUTS-VoidingTrouble.html. ...Read more
After having treatment for interstitial cystitis, will my bladder capacity return back to normal?
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