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How much urine can the human bladder hold?

How much urine can the human bladder hold?

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. ...Read more

Urine (Definition)

Urine is the product of the kidneys, which is produced to eliminate the waste products of metabolism, manage body fluid balance, &maintain acid-base balance. The blood is first filtered by the kidneys, and the composition of the resulting fluid is then altered depending on the body's needs. It is composed of mostly water, and breakdown products from blood cells impart ...Read more


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Big bladder that holds much urine and cannot expelled enough during day. Can diurectics work?

Big bladder that holds much urine and cannot expelled enough during day. Can diurectics work?

Bladder function: Diuretics increase urine production but have nothing to do with bladder function. If you are having difficulty voiding, see a urologist for proper evaluation of your bladder function. ...Read more

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How much urine can a massively distended bladder hold?

How much urine can a massively distended bladder hold?

Liters: A normal bladder would be massively distended with 1000 ml urine. I have seen abnormally distended bladders such as chronically distened from obstruction, with hypotonic neurogenic bladder, after intestinal bladder augmentation or prune belly syndrome hold in xs of 2000 ml. ...Read more

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Can we hold urine till bladder get full.?

Can we hold urine till bladder get full.?

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. ...Read more

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Bladder doesn't seem to hold much urine before feeling the need to go to the toilet 30 female no kids, what could cause this? No incontinence.

URINARY FREQUENCY: It could be many things, dietary irritants are the most common reason. There is a large list of them and they may have been in your diet for years and just now cause an issue. Constipation can also cause it. Fill out a diary of ins and outs with times for a day. This will help a physician sort out the issue faster. ...Read more

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Can I train my bladder to stretch and hold more fluid by holding in my urine when I feel the urge to go?

Yes: Yes, holding your urine a little longer each time can help retrain the bladder for certain types of urinary urgency. At times training your bladder to a specific voiding schedule is helpful also. ...Read more

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Is the bladder the same thing as the gallbladder? Wich one holds your urine?

Is the bladder the same thing as the gallbladder? Wich one holds your urine?

Bladder vs gallbladd: Bladder holds the urine
the gall bladder holds the bile and is located under the liver (on the right upper abdomen). ...Read more

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55 year old female, no uti, can only hold 1/4 cup of urine in bladder for about a year. What test should be ordered?

55 year old female, no uti, can only hold 1/4 cup of urine in bladder for about a year. What test should be ordered?

Urge incontinence: It sounds like symptoms of urge incontinence. This is caused when the bladder is "overactive" or "irritable" and wants to empty as soon as any urine collects. A gynecologist or a urologist can evaluate to find out exactly what is happening and together plan out a treatment strategy, which may involve medication and/or surgery. The doctor can check for other problems too. ...Read more

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Hi, my friend thinks they have an over active bladder but they are not sure, they can't control/hold in urine and tend to wet themselves, any advice?!

Get Checked by Doc: An "over active" bladder means different things to different people. But the fact that she wets herself is concerning enough that I would recommend she see a doctor to make sure nothing bad is going on. There are many possibilities so I would recommend she be checked by her doctor. ...Read more

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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?

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

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How long can you hold your urine in for before you start getting a risk for bladder infection?

How long can you hold your urine in for before you start getting a risk for bladder infection?

As long as you can: In a normal person hold urine will not cause infection, as normal urine is sterile free from infection. Urinary tract infections (UTI) will occur due to underlying pathology. (disease). ...Read more

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Is it harder for women to hold their urine than men since women have short urethra? Are womens bladder weaker than mens?

Length: Of urethra probably does not affect strength of sphincter, which is what actually controls bladder emptying. ...Read more

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I'm 36 M can hold up to 0.71L of urine in my bladder and when I pee it takes 4-6 hrs sometimes 8 before I feel the slightest urge to go again normal?

I'm 36 M can hold up to 0.71L of urine in my bladder and when I pee it takes 4-6 hrs sometimes 8 before I feel the slightest urge to go again normal?

Maybe, ...: Apparently, this very same question has been posted 3 times under different aliases. So, please refer the original answer. If needing more info, welcome to contact me at www. HealthTap. Com/dr-Lin with keycode of RQPWJC for more details. Using audio or video will gain more from counseling. ...Read more

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I'm 36 M can hold up to 0.71L of urine in my bladder and when I pee it takes 4-6 hrs sometimes 8 before I feel the slightest urge to go again normal?

I'm 36 M can hold up to 0.71L of urine in my bladder and when I pee it takes 4-6 hrs sometimes 8 before I feel the slightest urge to go again normal?

Maybe, . ..: "Normal" functional bladder capacity is around 0.25-0.5 L, which may widely vary among individuals and within the same person from day to day along the path of life reflecting what one may consume & the body evolves along aging. So, 0.71 L could be normal for you as an individual as long as being able to empty, voiding comfortably with steady good urine flow, and having normal urinalysis. ...Read more

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Bladder is weaken and can't hold urine for long time and it also hurts if you hold your urine. Infection? How it can be cured? Medicines or naturally?

Complicated: The bladder is a poor witness to a urinary problem: it acts the same way no matter what is causing the issue. Urinary frequency and urgency may not be due to a bladder problem at all, but could be due to scar tissue, blockage, prostatic issues or infections or stones. Therefore, a full evaluation by a urologist is the answer to the questions as several diagnoses are possible. ...Read more

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Can an inbedded bladder infection cause bladder to hold less urine? Can it affect urodynamics results

Can an inbedded bladder infection cause bladder to hold less urine? Can it affect urodynamics results

Here are some. ..: "Inbedded bladder infection" in your mind may refer to bacterial bladder infection which is difficult to eradicate leading to chronic inflammation of bladder lining and its muscles. If so, bladder functional capacity may diminish and be demonstrated in urodynamic study. Since some patients with chronic condition in an organ may oftentimes have disorders in other sites of body resulting in altering ...Read more

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Is it better to hold your urine to develop higher holding capacity or to strengthen bladder n kidneys or to urinate often?

You want to urinate: It is best to urinate on a regular basis such as every four hours. You do not want to hold your urine as the bladder muscle and nerve damage. Holding your urine is not going to strengthen your bladder or your kidneys. ...Read more

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What's the maximum a bladder can hold? I'm urinating very frequently and it is not a lot of urine. I think it may be anxiety but don't know.

What's the maximum a bladder can hold? I'm urinating very frequently and it is not a lot of urine. I think it may be anxiety but don't know.

All sizes possible: There is no one max capacity. And it's often not being full, but other chemical things. Anxiety may be a part and it has chemicals too. Even if it sounds backwards - increase the amt of water you drink. It will help flush out bad stuff. If it lasts, it may be a UTI (common) - see your Dr for a lab test and Tx if needed. Discuss skills w/ your therapist too. Don't worry, but do it! ...Read more

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Can having an eating disorder hurt my ability for my bladder to hold in my urine?

Can having an eating disorder hurt my ability for my bladder to hold in my urine?

Overall problems: Eating disorders can cause multiple medical conditions. Obesity may cause pressure on your bladder. Diabetes may cause urinary frequency. Other eating disorders cause health problems as well. A good workup by your physician will get you started back in the right direction. ...Read more

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I'm 36 M can hold up to 0.71L of urine in my bladder and when I pee it takes 4-6 hrs to feel the need again drink plenty of water is it normal?

I'm 36 M can hold up to 0.71L of urine in my bladder and when I pee it takes 4-6 hrs to feel the need again drink plenty of water is it normal?

Maybe, . ..: "Normal" functional bladder capacity is around 0.25-0.5 L, which may widely vary among individuals and within the same person from day to day along the path of life reflecting what one may consume & the body evolves along aging. So, 0.71 L could be normal for you as an individual as long as being able to empty, voiding comfortably with steady good urine flow, and having normal urinalysis. ...Read more

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Is it dangerous for bladder or other parts of urinary tract system to hold passing urine at night?

Is it dangerous for bladder or other parts of urinary tract system to hold passing urine at night?

Hold urine at night: 52 F from Saudi A asks Is it dangerous for bladder or other parts of urinary tract system to hold passing urine at night? ANS: not certain what you mean. If you mean you are suppressing the urge to get up and pee the answer is no. If something in your urinary tract is preventing your from emptying well at night when you feel like you need to pee this is a problem. Discuss with your Dr. ...Read more

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If you hold urine in and your bladder is really stretched can it rupture if you play a sport and get hit on the bladder?

BLADDER RUPTURE: The most common cause of bladder rupture in in a car accident. The force is high and the bladder is ofter full from diuretic effects of etoh. Very infrequent in sports. ...Read more

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I couldn't hold my urine if my life depended on it, could this mean I have cancer in prostate or bladder? I'm 26 don't have blood in urine

I couldn't hold my urine if my life depended on it, could this mean I have cancer in prostate or bladder? I'm 26 don't have blood in urine

Bladder and: Prostate cancer do not occur in 26 year olds, but your symptom is serious and you need to a urologic doctor to assess the capacity and innervation of your bladder. ...Read more

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Can't hold my bladder for long. I can empty my bladder completely. Urine/flow tests show nothing. The doctor gave me doxycycline, improved then came back?

Can't hold my bladder for long. I can empty my bladder completely. Urine/flow tests show nothing. The doctor gave me doxycycline, improved then came back?

Frequency: These symptoms are related to irritability of the bladder, very similar to ibs. Many times drinking too many sodas, caffeinated drinks and spicy foods can cause this. Sometimes it can be related to hormonal changes during the menstrual cycle, irritation of the urethra during intercourse. Sometimes you need to take an antispasmodic medication to break the cycle or avoid the above foods. ...Read more

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We hav a female patient that has to hold her urine until her bladder is full to have a bowel movement, what could cause this?

We hav a female patient that has to hold her urine until her bladder is full to have a bowel movement, what could cause this?

Need more info: She needs a detailed history and a complete rectal and gu evaluation including manometry to assess sphincter muscles. Is she at a psych institution? She is likely using her pelvic muscles to urinate and defecate at the same time. Please arrange for her to see the specialists. ...Read more

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How come I always feel that there is something left in my urine bladder?

How come I always feel that there is something left in my urine bladder?

Several causes.: If you have the bothersome sensation of incomplete voiding, you should see a urologist for evaluation. Failure to empty, due to bladder obstruction or bladder muscular weakness are possible causes. It is also possible that you are able to empty your bladder, but bladder irritability gives you the sensation that voiding is incomplete. Figuring this out requires a detailed history and exam. ...Read more

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