The urinary bladder is a temporary storage reservoir for urine. It is located in the pelvic cavity , posterior to the symphonic pubis, and below the parietal peritoneum. The size and shape of the urinary bladder varies with the amount of urine it contains and with pressure it receives from surrounding organs.

  • The human bladder can stretch to hold about 400ml of urine.

    • All the blood in our body is filtered 400 times through the kidneys every day.

    • Urine stays in the bladder for up to 5 hours before discharge depending on the amount of liquid consumed if the urinary system is healthy.

    • Nerves send signals to the brain when the bladder needs to be emptied, with this indication you will feel the urge to empty your bladder.

    • The bladder swells into a round shape like a balloon when full and gets smaller when empty. However there should be a control limit that shouldn’t be exceeded in situations where we have had to control our full bladder due to unavailability of a restroom.

    Urine is a liquid produced by the kidneys, collected in the bladder and excreted through the urethra. Urine is used to extract excess minerals or vitamins as well as blood corpuscles from the body. The Urinary organs include the kidneys, ureters, bladder, and urethra. The Urinary system works with the other systems of the body to help maintain homeostasis. The kidneys are the main organs of homeostasis because they maintain the acid base balance and the water salt balance of the blood