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Fluid Intake Vs Output




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#1 brenrich

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Posted 27 May 2011 - 12:58 PM

OK guys ans girls. I know that we are all different cases but how much is your fluid intake compared to your output? During my brief spell in hospital i was woried because i was drinkng hourly but not passing much. They told me not to worry because they expected to pass 30ml an hour. I was shocked at this because when at home i can pass between 200-400ml an hour. This lead me to thinking if i'm drinking too much. I currently drink between 200-300ml every hour which adds up to over 4000ml every day. It has to be going somewhere. Obviously i drain more when i'm flat in bed but up until this year (and still do sometimes) i normally pass between 700-1000ml when i'm sat up for between 8-10 hours every day without a break.

I'd appreciate your thoughts.
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Posted 27 May 2011 - 02:14 PM

My fluid in/out usually just about matches...if not, my tube is crimped...check to see that if after you are in your chair, that there is not a kink in the catheter tubing, blocking the flow...this has happened to me countless times, that I am always checking it...hm, I wonder what the AB people think I am doing down there...?
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Posted 27 May 2011 - 03:57 PM

Don´t forget you lose water through expiration and perspiration. It doesn´t all end up in your bladder.

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Posted 27 May 2011 - 05:45 PM

Cry more...you will pee less. B)

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Posted 27 May 2011 - 07:28 PM

i was told 12oz. was equal to 300 cc's of output, but it sure will add up quick if u drink a cold beer vs water!!!

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Posted 30 May 2011 - 06:40 PM

A lot of the time my intake has no correlation with the output, which makes absolutely no sense. When I drink a lot I know I'm going to put out a lot, but sometimes I will not drink much at all and will get a good return. It's a little confusing sometimes actually. I know that we're completely emptying the bladder so I really have no explanation for why this happens.

Edited by Stand117711, 30 May 2011 - 06:41 PM.

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Posted 30 May 2011 - 06:55 PM

fluid retention, maybe your a woman and don't realize it.

Do you go all Phsycho about every 28 to 32 days as well? :tease: :angry: :boxing:

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Edited by Edinburgh Colin, 30 May 2011 - 06:56 PM.

Impossible only describes a problem that needs viewed from a different perspective

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Posted 31 May 2011 - 12:24 AM

fluid retention, maybe your a woman and don't realize it.

Do you go all Phsycho about every 28 to 32 days as well? :tease: :angry: :boxing:

:specool: :mfrlol:


Well played! :-)
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Posted 31 May 2011 - 12:40 AM

I think alot has to do with which beverage you're drinking. Some drinks just seem to multiply and some seem to disappear.


Okay EC , are YOU trying to imply something? Phsycho ....who...men...everyday.

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Posted 31 May 2011 - 02:27 AM

Fluid intake doesn't always match output and can vary greatly depending on functioning of your organs (when sick obviously functioning at a lower level due to overload on your body), whether there are any cellular repairs occuring within your body, as mentioned by GB perspiration and expiration will account for about an average of 10% water loss on it's own and things like toxicity and levels of other ions within the body will also impact on fluid output as they determine how much fluid is retained.

You also shouldn't just look at the volume of output as it has to be taken into consideration with the level of concentration of the urine that is actually passed - something they always do in lab's to analyse whether there are actual problems with intake versus output. Circulation will also affect how much urine output there is, low circulation usually lowering output and found in combination with higher fluid retention.

Since you have just been in the hospital your body was probably replacing fluids on a cellular level and parts of you would have been healing hence the low fluid output you may also have been a little toxic from chemical building up at the time so some water would have been retained. Don't forget you can always promote renal function through thiings like cranberry juice which flush out toxins naturally and act as a natural diuretic. Caffeine is used by some to promote renal & kidney function too if you can tolerate drinking coffee.

Drinking lots of water is obviously recommended also and the intake of about 4L/per day seems similar to what I have heard specialists tellpeople for SCI.

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Posted 31 May 2011 - 02:55 AM

I drink quite a lot during the day, but find most of my output occurs later at night.
Coffee and beer tend to go through more quickly than water and juices, in my case.
But, everything that I take in comes out equally in the end. At least I'm guessing it does . . . . who's counting?
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Posted 31 May 2011 - 06:07 AM

I think alot has to do with which beverage you're drinking. Some drinks just seem to multiply and some seem to disappear.


Okay EC , are YOU trying to imply something? Phsycho ....who...men...everyday.


I apologize to all women everywhere and also to Stand117711 but that one was like a big thickly iced chocolate cake left on a kitchen counter!


You just cannot help sticking your finger in the icing and having a taste. Door wide open so I had to take the opportunity. :specool: :yahoo:

Edited by Edinburgh Colin, 31 May 2011 - 06:08 AM.

Impossible only describes a problem that needs viewed from a different perspective

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Posted 31 May 2011 - 06:18 AM

I can tell you got caught with your finger in the icing bowl more than once. Can't say that I can blame you for that. Chocolate frosting is just way too tempting.

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Posted 31 May 2011 - 06:24 AM

I can tell you got caught with your finger in the icing bowl more than once. Can't say that I can blame you for that. Chocolate frosting is just way too tempting.


Kids cakes with smarties on the top! or with chocolate buttons, mmmm yyuummmyy!!! :drooldrip: :drooldrip: :chef: :clap:
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Posted 31 May 2011 - 06:30 AM

I'll take my chocolate frosting plain .I don't want anything getting in the way. A large glass of cold milk to wash it down and you're set.

Sorry, someone got us side tracked with chocolate icing but I'm sure all can understand.

Chocolate cake anyone?

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Posted 31 May 2011 - 04:03 PM

sometimes u just can't resist, if we can't have fun, what fun is it? whom, a cliché'!!!! oh yeah back on topic, yeah I'm the same way too, 3 beers and a pee like always, but water i will seem to keep more of than if i drink like sweet tea or lemonade, but beer, man pee all night after the first 3!!!!!!! then i need 5 bottles of water to catch up!!!!


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