Ideal Bladder Volume
By Bob Vogel
Letting the bladder get too full can cause serious, permanent problems. Ideally the bladder should be emptied when the volume is 400 cc (about 1.5 cups) or less; a volume of 600 cc is considered a very full bladder. To put this in perspective, the average person with normal sensation will feel the urge to urinate when bladder volume reaches around 200 cc. At 400 cc the urge to urinate becomes uncomfortable, as in “I gotta find a bathroom fast!” Between 550 cc and 600 cc the urge beco...
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