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Does drinking too much water cause my bladder to leak?

Does drinking too much water cause my bladder to leak?

No: I assume you mean you are having some incontinence, where you are letting out small amounts of urine when you do not intend to. This can have many causes, but just drinking water or too much water isn't a cause, its just unmasking the problem. You need to see your pcp, ob/gyn or a urologist if its a problem. If you have had childbirth, this is a common cause, but there are many others. ...Read more

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Bladder (Definition)

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


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I drink 4-6 16.9oz bottles of water daily. Today I had 4 over the course of the day and then 2 within an hour. Could this cause water intoxication?

I drink 4-6 16.9oz bottles of water daily. Today I had 4 over the course of the day and then 2 within an hour. Could this cause water intoxication?

Unlikely: Depending on how many ks you weigh, drinking that much water shouldn't cause you any problems. A normal 70kg individual requires about 1600mL of fluid replenishment by natural losses daily. For heat, sweat, or other losses you would increase accordingly. For every 1 degree above 98 degrees Fahrenheit your daily fluid requirement increases by 125mL/day as well. Many gallons will cause trouble. ...Read more

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Could drinking too much water cause kindey to hurt?

Could drinking too much water cause kindey to hurt?

Water intake: If you are not dehydrated or taking a medication that might signal water retention, then you excrete the water you drink within 2-6 hours. The more you drink, that much is excreted. The kidney can swell some, and this can ache. The ureteral pelvis can swell but would not ache as much. Maximum rate of excretion is about 750--1000 cc per hour. Remember 1000 cc is 1 quart, or 4 cups (8 oz per cup). ...Read more

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Does drinking too much water cause water retention?

Does drinking too much water cause water retention?

Yes: but most likely will give you water intoxication if the amount of water ingested is out of proportion of body's needs. Can be dangerous if taken to extremes. Ingesting too much sodium will lead to water retention. ...Read more

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Can drinking too much water cause excessive gas?

Too much water: It would be highly unlikely to get "gas " from drinking too much water. You certainly might belch. I don't want to presume but there's really no reason to over hydrate oneself as the excess water is almost immediately passed out through the kidney. ...Read more