Anonymous asked in HealthGeneral Health CareOther - General Health Care · 1 decade ago

how much fluid does the human bladder hols?

8 Answers

  • HK3738
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago
    Best Answer

    it can hold upto more than a liter, typically at 250-300 you feel the need to go good luck

    • Maestra5 years agoReport

      Just for clarification, a liter is 1000 cc's, not 100. One cup of liquid (8 oz) is equal to about 237 cc's. HK's lack of punctuation led to ambiguities. The post would read better if he said "...more than a liter, but typically at 250-300 cc's...".

  • Erika
    Lv 4
    3 years ago

    Capacity Of Human Bladder

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    4 years ago

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  • 1 decade ago

    you should have the urge to urinate once you've reached about 250 mL (a little over 8 fluid oz.) of urine in your bladder if you're an adult, obviously it's less for children. But sometimes people get what is called urinary retention, and I've seen about up to a probably 1.8 liters of fluid come out of a person (that's a whole lot...think of a 2 liter bottle of soda). this is NOT good.

    Source(s): I'm a registered nurse
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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Most textbooks list the "normal" adult capacity at somewhere between 400-800 cc. I believe what it meant by this is the volume at which the involuntary urination reflex is triggered -- which means that, in most cases, one could force oneself to hold somewhat more than that, but they would have to concentrate consciously on holding it in from then on. I think how much you can finally hold before urinating involuntarily may depend on your pain threshold as much as anything else, although some people do have weak sphincter muscles and literally can't hold it for that long. As another answer stated, most people typically first feel the urge to go at 250-300 cc.

    In practical experience, this seems to vary a lot from person to person, especially as some people make it a habit of emptying the bladder as soon as they first feel the slightest urge, while others routinely hold on for much longer than that until their bladders are stretched way out (think nurses, teachers, etc!). Repeated "stretching out" over time can increase the functional capacity of the bladder -- which means that a person who routinely holds it in for a long time will probably hold more, on average, than one who generally "goes" at the first sense of need. However, holding urine too long can sometimes lead to bladder infections or even to difficulty emptying the bladder properly, as is most frequently seen in men with prostate issues. In those cases there may be 1000 cc or more of fluid actually in the bladder, but maybe only 200-300 cc can be voided at a time, so the person may have to urinate very often. So, I guess the answer depends partly on what you mean by "holding" urine... but even so, it seems to vary quite a lot.

    Source(s): anatomy/physiology texts and personal experience...
  • Ray
    Lv 7
    5 years ago

    1000 cc is stretched slighhtly. 2000 cc is stretched and damaged (where mine is thanks to a warped eurologist who reverse hydro'd me on the operatring table while under anesthesia). A cure for a stretched bladder is to drink a lot of water with food grade hydrogen peroxide mixed in (10 drops in 16 ounces of water twice a day). Since it only works on the area of the bladder where the urine is, altering position to get it on all sides and top (inversion table) is necessary for even shrinkage.

  • 1 decade ago

    Average is 1000-1500 cc's.

  • 1 decade ago

    On the average 1000cc's

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