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    I was wondering if it is possible to have a larger bladder capacity with having IC? I know that there are days when I can pee out like 12 to 15 ounces of pee at a time( not usually though). Yet there are days when I am in so much pain, that I can only get out 4 to 6 ounces each time.

    Also, what is considered a normal amount of urine to pee each time? I mean is 6 ounces considered a normal amount? I never measued my pee until getting this disease, so I have no clue what would be considered normal. Anyone else measure their pee, or am I just nuts Thanks ladies.

    Jen

  • #2
    Jen since I have been on this board I heard people with average size bladder still have frequency and urgency problems. I think it is because of the IC.

    Sending hugs, Trishann

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    • #3
      I have a normal sized bladder and still have ic. When I'm not flaring, I can pee a normal amount. If I'm really flaring, I only pee small amounts at a time.
      mom_in_ma

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      • #4
        I've talked to people with normal bladder capacity and they can pee about 4-500 cc's, in other words ounces. I get about 5-15cc's now.
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        • #5
          I've been told that 1 - 2 cups (8 - 16 oz) is considered normal voiding...however, it depends on how much fluid you're consuming per day as well. And yes, on bad days, I measure. Not nuts, just wanting to keep track of what your body is doing.

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          • #6
            I have a bladder capacity if 550cc+
            My retention wiht out treatment is 300cc.
            Last edited by L. Thomas; 04-19-2007, 01:43 PM.
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            • #7
              Normal bladder capacity is about 500cc awake, about twice that with anesthesia. Usually IC patients have less than that, but it's entirely possible to have a normal, or larger than normal, bladder and still have IC. I know of several who have very large bladders and have IC.

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              • #8
                during day my capacity is 50-100cc at night 200 causes pain.
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                IC symptoms 7/03,
                hysterectomy 11/04,
                prolapse cervix 7/07
                diagnosed: IC 2007
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                • #9
                  L Thomas, When you say your capacity is 500ccs, is this when you are awake or when you have had a hydro under anesthesia?
                  Also, when they check your capacity while you are under, how do they know when you reach your limit? Does the urine just fall out by itself when your bladder has been stretched to full?
                  I know there are days when I can hold my pee and I will pee out like 12 ounces or even 14( of course at this point I really gotta go). But then there are days when I feel like I have to pee so bad I will burst, and I only get out like 6 ounces.
                  Can your capacity change daily?
                  Jen

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                  • #10
                    That is the capacity with urodynamics testing while I was awake. They won't fill the bladder more than that. If you have had urodynamics you know that one of the stages is "when you absolutely positively cannot hold it any longer". I never get to that stage so they stop at 550.

                    Itdoesn't fall out because I had a foloey catheter.

                    With instills the retention and capacity is lower. My retention is less than 125 and the capacity is 250.
                    TREATMENT: PRN lidocaine/heparin Home Instillations since 2004
                    My Helpful Hints for Home Instillation: http://www.ic-network.com/forum/show...985#post309985

                    Institute of Female Pelvic Medicine (J. Dell, My MD) http://www.mypelvicmedicine.com/index.asp
                    Thank you for allowing me to share my experiences and offer support. Your physician is the only one to give you medical advice. I hope sharing the information from this site will help you and your physician develop successful management of your IC.
                    I post to encourage and offer total support for rescue instillations.
                    Find me on facebook: L. Clark Thomas
                    Louann

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                    • #11
                      during my urodym. test mine hel less then 200CC and I realy really really had to go now.
                      'The will of God will never take you where the Grace of God will not protect you.'

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                      • #12
                        I was around 300-325 on my urodynamics waiting until I was about to explode. This considered low, but the nurse said for someone who never lets their bladder fill, it was ok.

                        Erika
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                        • #13
                          nurse said for someone who never lets their bladder fill, it was ok.
                          Like we have a choice... maybe she just don't know what pain it at 100 ccs.
                          'The will of God will never take you where the Grace of God will not protect you.'

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                          • #14
                            I can never get past 100 cc no matter how long I hold it. If I hold it for a long time, I just get pain and then I have to go every 5 minute or so until it's all gone.
                            My bladder is 150 cc under anesthesia.

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                            • #15
                              I went in for an instill yesterday and voided before. I thought I had emptied out completely but the nurse had to drain my bladder. It took about five full minutes to drain, not sure how much, but she said alot. I wonder if this retention has anything to do with me being incontinent?

                              Not sure how it relates to the subject at hand, but just came to mind.
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