View Full Version : How many cc's does average bladder HOLD?

02-08-2007, 01:22 PM
I never got my urodynamics records yet, but I will soon. I just wanted to know how much the average female bladder is supposed to hold? I know they normally give the number in cc's, and I want to convert that to fluid ounces and measure it myself until I get my results. (29.574cc=1 fluid ounce), I believe. Thank you.

02-08-2007, 01:29 PM
I was told that my bladder will hold 500cc's and that the average is 1000cc's.

02-08-2007, 01:51 PM
The normal female bladder holds about 500 or so cc's awake. Under anesthesia, a normal female bladder capacity is about 800-1000cc.

02-08-2007, 02:53 PM
I'm assuming it holds about 500 cc's when you feel like you absolutely cannot hold it any longer. I was also wondering, when most of you go to the bathroom, how much do you usually void at that time, assuming it is a relatively normal trip to the bathroom (such as, you didn't have to hold it, or you are not just voiding a "little amount" to get relief). Thank you.

02-08-2007, 03:18 PM
When I had my hysterectomy last Feb, my gyn did a hydro to make sure there was no damage and I held 70cc without all the fun IC showing it's face.

Berkshire Road
02-08-2007, 03:25 PM
Sorry, I no longer have any idea what a "normal" trip to the bathroom would be like!

02-08-2007, 06:16 PM
No, I'm not trying to be insensitive, I hardly have "normal" trips to the bathroom either, as do most IC sufferers. I just wanted to basically know the average amount of urine people generally void when they go to the bathroom.

02-08-2007, 11:32 PM
Thanks Jen - These #'s are all over the board. That's what my doc said - approx. 500ccs awake, which equates to just over two cups. I'm tired of peeing into a cup to measure! :bonk:

02-09-2007, 05:21 AM
november of 2005 my bladder held 200 cc's during a urodymantics test, and I retain 70 ccs of it.

02-09-2007, 07:16 AM
my urologist and his team said 500 cc's is average - my bladder doesn't hold that much! Prior to my cystoscopy, I asked them how much they fill it up; they said they aim for the 500 cc's but if it doesn't hold that much to begin with, it will just come out when it's full, so they do it to the point your bladder can hold it without it coming right back out...

02-09-2007, 08:18 AM
My uro filled me up to 450 cc's during the hydro; however, now I can hold more than that...average though is about 2 cups per potty visit (now that I am getting bettter but not in remission).

02-09-2007, 10:50 AM
I used to be able to void 200cc but now I am worse so average at 100cc if lucky! Most voids 50cc. However had urodynamics in November and could hold 400cc although never ever voided more than 300cc normally (when IC got better for a while)

02-11-2007, 04:47 AM
My records say that my bladder was filled to capacity of sustained intravsical pressure of 100cm of water for 2 full minutes then the bladder was emptied. Then it says the total bladder capacity was 300mL.


It also says that my mucosa was moderately hyperemic but no evidence of glomerulations. Is that possibly because he didn't fill my bladder past capacity?

Other issues were a "quite capacious" urethra and needing to go from a 21 french catheter to a 14 french because the irrigating fluid was leaking from around the cytoscope which made it necessary to apply pressure over the bladder neck and applying traction.

He diagnosed me with severe atypical Interstitial Cystitis.

Sounds neat. *rolleyes*:loco:

Sigh...anyone want to help with this?:help: :bow:

02-11-2007, 08:00 AM
That's strange. It says on my operative report that my bladder was slightly hyperemic, but no evidence of any glomerations either! But I never know what they "filled" my bladder to, since I am a newly diagnosed patient, I didn't think to ask at the time, but I am going to ask in about 2 weeks.

L. Thomas
02-11-2007, 12:27 PM
Before being treated for IC, My bladder would hold 550cc+. My urogyn would not fill it more than that. I retained 300cc. at that time.

After starting instillations I still have a capacity of more than 550cc but my retention is down to less than 125cc...results of urodynamics in Sept.