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Posted: 1/28/2006 11:32:03 PM EDT
Any guesses?

I'm confident that it isnt' more than 32 oz.

What say you?
Link Posted: 1/28/2006 11:33:18 PM EDT
it is in direct relation to how far the nearest place to go is...
Link Posted: 1/28/2006 11:36:37 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/28/2006 11:36:59 PM EDT by Planerench]
I have mine stretched out to pretty near physiological limits. I can make 6 hours in the Cessna with a Diet Pepsi in hand. I have not measured it but I have had to go so bad I could not stand up straight for the pain and went for a full minute to relieve. I have pissed so long I started making fun of myself!
Link Posted: 1/28/2006 11:38:43 PM EDT
All I know is that a man's bladder is 10 times the size of a woman's.
Link Posted: 1/28/2006 11:38:58 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/28/2006 11:44:12 PM EDT by FieroLoki]
Each person is different..... But

The lower urinary tract is essentially a high volume, low pressure system. Even when the bladder is full of urine, the elasticity of the bladder allows room for the additional fluid without causing high pressure within the bladder itself.

Normal bladder capacity is somewhere between 400 to 600cc. The urinary bladder can normally hold 250 to 350cc of urine before the urge to void becomes conscious. Urinary continence is maintained as long as the pressure within the urethra (intra-urethral pressure) remains higher than the pressure within the cavity of the bladder (intravesical pressure).

Normally, continence is maintained during increased intra-abdominal pressure (which occurs with coughing, laughing, or sneezing) because urethral pressure rises more than pressure within the bladder cavity as a response to the increased intra-abdominal pressure.

When approximately 250 to 300cc of urine are in the bladder, the internal pressure within the bladder becomes strong enough to activate stretch receptors in the bladder wall. When these stretch receptors send a message to the nervous system, small contractile waves occur in the detrusor muscle and the internal urethral sphincter automatically relaxes and becomes funnel shaped. The external sphincter must now be consciously tightened and the urge to urinate becomes very apparent. When appropriate, the individual then relaxes the external sphincter and voiding takes place.

There is a great variation in voiding patterns in the normal population. Normal voiding patterns can range from 4 to 6 hours to every 8 to 12 hours. Persons over the age of 65 may urinate every 3 to 4 hours and awaken to void at least once during the night.

Link Posted: 1/28/2006 11:40:47 PM EDT
I filled a 20oz glass bottle and it overflowed. Damn that felt better.
Link Posted: 1/28/2006 11:41:42 PM EDT

Originally Posted By 2A373:
All I know is that a man's bladder is 10 times the size of a woman's.



Link Posted: 1/28/2006 11:42:16 PM EDT

Originally Posted By FieroLoki:
Each person is different..... But

Normal bladder capacity is somewhere between 400 to 600cc.



What is 400cc to 600 cc's in terms of Ounces?

You can't bring that metric crap in a baldder conversation without conversion!
Link Posted: 1/28/2006 11:43:37 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/28/2006 11:48:26 PM EDT by Misery]
IIRC, average size (capacity) is around 700 - 800 ml (same as 700 - 800 cc). When you get around 300, the receptors tell your brain it's time to piss!

800 ml would be about 27 oz.
Link Posted: 1/28/2006 11:48:44 PM EDT
a six pack??
Link Posted: 1/28/2006 11:48:46 PM EDT
You never really know until you're in a boat on a lake and have a bunch of 12 oz bottles laying around.
Link Posted: 1/28/2006 11:54:37 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/28/2006 11:58:57 PM EDT by chrome1]
I've never had the notion to measure it , but
I can remember a few occasions where I had to
hold it longer then I wanted , and then pissing
for at least 60 seconds , if not longer

ETA

I also know that it's tough to shut it off so you
don't overflow the damn tiny container they give
you for a urine test if you've been saving it up .
Link Posted: 1/29/2006 12:03:13 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Stealth:
You never really know until you're in a boat on a lake and have a bunch of 12 oz bottles laying around.


I just pee over the side
Link Posted: 1/29/2006 12:08:04 AM EDT
So... explain "stage fright"?


Given the biological events that cause the need to void... why are some people unable to do the urinary deed in front of others?


- BG
Link Posted: 1/29/2006 12:13:24 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Misery:
IIRC, average size (capacity) is around 700 - 800 ml (same as 700 - 800 cc). When you get around 300, the receptors tell your brain it's time to piss!

800 ml would be about 27 oz.



1 liter(1000ml)=33.8 ounces
Link Posted: 1/29/2006 1:05:11 AM EDT
As stated before - capacity is variable. Someone in urinary retention may easily go over the 1 liter mark (I consulted on an elderly gentleman in the ED w/ an "acute abdomen" - he had well over 1300 cc of urine in his bladder when we put the catheter in - I stopped counting after 1300 - it was still draining).
Link Posted: 1/29/2006 4:03:58 AM EDT
Years back my appendix ruptured. Did not have the intense pain everyone said I should have had so I did not know what was going on. My organs were shutting down. Did not even have and urge to urinate.

After about 3-day of no pee, it just struck me odd that I had not gone to the head in a while. I was dying and did not know it.

Too late to make a long story short, but once I was in the hospital they did a catheter (sp?) on me to drain the bladder before surgery. The count was 2100 ml. You got it, just over 2 liters. Every one was impressed. I was just amazed.
Link Posted: 1/29/2006 4:11:26 AM EDT

Originally Posted By 2A373:
All I know is that a man's bladder is 10 times the size of a woman's.




Not always, but more times then not true.

We had to do a gun show which was just over an hour from the store we work at. Met one of the owners at the shop, loaded up and took off. He warned us before we left, I have a 1 hour bladder and I will have to stop before we get there. MrGH was irrate, he says it is bad enough he has to stop for me and the girls all the time, but now a damn man can't hold it longer then an hour.

Needless to say I was exstatic that day, I didn't have to ask to stop.
Link Posted: 1/29/2006 6:34:26 AM EDT
Mine's over 32 oz, but I perfer to go before that amount is processed!
Link Posted: 1/29/2006 7:11:33 AM EDT
I once had to piss really bad and didn't have a bathroom to use so I pissed in an empty gatorade bottle, as standing next to my car with a stream of piss shooting out for all to see wouldn't have been a good idea. just about filled it. It was a hot day and I was in the sun all day so I had drunk about 4 of those bottles of gatorade, I think 2 gatorade, 2 filled with water, plus a beer or two. They were the 20oz gatorade bottles
damn did it feel good when I was finished
Link Posted: 1/29/2006 7:13:29 AM EDT
mine's about 5 beers.

MLW>"<
Link Posted: 1/29/2006 7:16:22 AM EDT
This thread made me want to pee.
Link Posted: 1/29/2006 7:16:24 AM EDT
i know mine can hold ~1 liter.


...don't ask me how i know.
Link Posted: 1/29/2006 1:20:06 PM EDT
I overflowed a 48 oz. soft drink cup on a road trip.


It shocked and amazed my wife (girlfriend at the time).
Link Posted: 1/29/2006 1:31:50 PM EDT
Quart or Quart-and-a-half
I've visibly changed the waterline in my toilet more than once when I held it overnight.
Link Posted: 1/29/2006 1:38:38 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/29/2006 1:42:58 PM EDT by ChiefPilot]

Originally Posted By Planerench:
I have mine stretched out to pretty near physiological limits. I can make 6 hours in the Cessna with a Diet Pepsi in hand. I have not measured it but I have had to go so bad I could not stand up straight for the pain and went for a full minute to relieve. I have pissed so long I started making fun of myself!



On long legs like that, I usually drink no more than a 20oz Diet Coke. Thanks to the diuretic(sp) of caffiene, I have learned to have at least a 2 liter bottle handy.

On a completely unrelated topic, does discovering you are about to overfill a 20 oz bottle justify declaring an in-flight emergency?

Link Posted: 1/29/2006 1:42:07 PM EDT
Mine holds 87 ounces!
Link Posted: 1/29/2006 1:43:10 PM EDT
The most I ever got out of a patient was 3500cc.


That is 1 and 3/4 2 liter bottles of coke.
Link Posted: 1/29/2006 3:41:47 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/29/2006 3:42:04 PM EDT by AssaultRifler]
my longest morning pee was over 1 minute
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