So I’m laying here in bed just finished cathing and cathed for roughly 1200-1300ml. I know it’s not good to stretch the bladder that much. I typically cath for around 500-700ml every 4-6hours. I guess what I’m trying to get at is what happens from over stretching the bladder too much? Also curious as to how your body reacts with such a full bladder. I’m a C5 Asia B quadriplegic and i just get a strong urge to go to the restroom ( same feeling as when I was able bodied)
what I was told when I asked this question when being taught to cath 2-1/2 yrs ago, the urine backs up into your kidneys and can cause issues, and very serious issues, sorry don't remember what exactly. she said to not let it happen.
Your kidneys are in high risk of kidney dysfunction or even kidney failure if your bladder is too full too often. As to me, I keep my cath about 400ml every time. I am tiny in body size though. My urologist tolded me to keep it under 400ml.