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  • How much did your bladder hold?

    I was also wondering how much your bladder held when you had the Hyrdrodistention done? Mine was 650 cc. He told me I had inflamation and some pinpoint glommerations (sp?) Thanks

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  • #2
    I'm not sure how much my bladder holds but the last time the uro checked he said i held alot i have rather a large bladder but if i'm flareing it sure don't feel like it then.
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    3. MSIR 30mg 1 or 2 every 4-6hrs as needed for breakthrew pain.
    4. Fentanyl 100 mg Change every 48hrs.
    5. Gentamicin 80mg install after each rescue treatment
    5 Leviquin 500mg self start as needed.
    6. Klonopin 1 or 2 daily as needed.
    7. Prosed/DS as 1 every 6hrs as needed.

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    • #3
      Normal bladder capacity, while awake is approximately 500 cc (about a pint). Under anesthesia normal bladder capacity is about double that amount. When I have a hydrodistention, my uro is able to distend mine to usually around 650 to 700 cc --- not bad for an IC bladder, but less than a normal bladder. My usual capacity is somewhere around 300 to 350 cc.

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      • #4
        Thanks, Donna, I had wondered that. Recently I was very full and measured it just for the heck of it and it was 400cc. I was 650cc under anesthesia back in May (without stretching), down from 900cc back 9 yrs. ago when first diagnosed. I also had a 650cc void back in May when they told me not to void before coming in for urodynamics. Since it was a 90 mi. drive first thing in the morning, that's what I got. I could hardly walk though I was in so much pain. I have another question. What is considered normal residual if any? I still have about 100cc residual since the botox in Aug. but I'm wondering if I always had that and didn't know it until I learned to crede out (push on bladder) to complete emptying after the botox.

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        • #5
          My first hyrdo showed I could hold 900 cc so I guess that is pretty good for IC bladder. I don't have the frequency as much as I do urgency so I'm pretty sure my bladder never keeps much in it anyways. I also think I am still in beginning stages of IC because I did not have pinpoint bleeding either.

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          • #6
            I've had many hydro's and my capacity has ranged from 450cc's to 1200cc's which is a HUGE amount of pee I do believe that even tho I no longer have the interstim, it did help to increase my bladder capacity......

            It's nice to know what my bladder is capable of holding because when I leave the house and get that feeling that "I gotta go, and I gotta go RIGHT now" I can ignore it and just live with how uncomfortable it is.
            Courage does not always roar. Sometimes, it is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying, "I will try again tomorrow".


            • #7
              Wow, those are some good size bladder capacities you've all got!

              With my hydro, mine was somewhere between 150-250 cc's..and I don't know why, but when I first got my interstim I could pee 1 1/2 cups or so, but then I went back to my regular 3 oz. But no urgency or bladder spasms, and no more 40 times a day. Try figuring that one out! lmao

              Anyway, I am really impressed with everyone's capacity! Pee all that you can pee! wink

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              • #8
                omg you guys are so lucky ...... My bladder held less than 350 cc under sedation with severe pain banghead according to my dr and the written medical record I was given. My blood pressure went very high during the procdure. I have the interstim wink that has made a world of difference with my urgency and cut my frequency nearly in half, but I still am only able to void 2 ounces anything more about kills me toilet . I'd give my eye teeth for a bigger bladder... scream
                Glad you all got one bigger than my tiny useless bladder from hell. cussing
                'The will of God will never take you where the Grace of God will not protect you.'


                • #9
                  Hey Brat, Believe it or not I was happy to hear
                  I'm not the only one with such a small bladder
                  capacity. I thought I must be the worst one on
                  the board. I've had IC for 11 years and now
                  have to void at least 30 to 50 times in a 24 hr
                  period. However I am truly blessed that I do
                  not have the severe pain that most of the girls
                  have. When I flare (which is often) I do have
                  extreme burning and pain in the whole vaginal
                  and rectal area. My Dr. perscribed Demeral for
                  that. I hate taking strong meds but sometimes
                  it is necessary. Hope you have a pain free day.

                  grouphug grouphug


                  • #10
                    Hi there!
                    My urodynamics test showed I can hold 145 cc to 190 cc.I know I can hold more then that on a good day.

                    Take care.Love Zookeeper Kim
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                    pain & life gets you down...

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                    • #11
                      At my one and only hydro (for diagnosis)18 years ago, my bladder held only 100cc under general anesthesia. 12 years later, when I was in the hospital after childbirth, I took advantage of that little plastic hat they leave in the toilet and measured my awake bladder capacity, which was 1200cc. So everyone with a small bladder capacity, there is hope to increase it! I increased mine over the years by drinking tons of water several times a day and holding it - always stretching my limits.


                      • #12
                        My bladder held around 1400cc under anesthesia and awake i usually pee around 500-600cc and if I'm really about to bust I can hold about 800.



                        • #13
                          GGGGGEEEEZZZZZZ Why do I have such a tiny bladder banghead I never go over 2 ounces which is aprox 150 cc's.... and nothing changed really after my hydro except the urgency.....
                          I WANT A BIGGER BLADDER
                          'The will of God will never take you where the Grace of God will not protect you.'


                          • #14
                            I agree with Brat I want a bigger bladder too. 125cc here. LOL


                            • #15
                              Mine held 1000 under distention which amazed me because it was so inflamed. Now that I feel better on elavil I go as much as I used to (before IC) which is about 4 times a day. I think ICers with Hunner's may have smaller capacities, am i right?