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Old 05-31-2011, 08:58 AM
Rachellelogram Rachellelogram is offline
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Why do my eyes water when I pee?

Every time I urinate, my eyes water. I'm not sad. I'm not crying. I don't have to physically strain to pee, nothing like that. It just feels like a reflex; it's something weird my body does. I pee, and my eyes water. But I don't know why!

I ran multiple google and SDMB searches, and couldn't find an answer to this question... just a lot of people sharing that it happens to them. Nobody seems to know why. I figured it's the perfect question to put to the teeming masses! Someone's got to have researched this.
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Old 05-31-2011, 09:09 AM
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You're full. You should pee much more often.
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Old 05-31-2011, 09:24 AM
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Maybe quit peeing whilst standing on your head?
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Old 05-31-2011, 09:24 AM
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Maybe quit peeing whilst standing on your head?
Or just aim better.
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Old 05-31-2011, 09:31 AM
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There's piss shiver, and now there's piss tearing?
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Old 05-31-2011, 09:38 AM
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Hyperopticolacrymaluretheral syndrome.

It comes from having a really pissy outlook on life.
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Old 05-31-2011, 10:19 AM
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It's pain from that dose of clap you never got treated.
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Old 05-31-2011, 10:24 AM
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Easy answer

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Old 05-31-2011, 12:00 PM
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This much snark in the first few replies of a GQ? Fuck's sake people, don't threadshit.
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You're full. You should pee much more often.
No. Even if I just pee a little bit, my eyes will tear up. Sometimes I will pee, then 30 minutes later have to poop. There's only a little bit of urine there, but my eyes still tear up.
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Old 05-31-2011, 12:31 PM
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This much snark in the first few replies of a GQ? Fuck's sake people, don't threadshit..
Stop eating things like Asparagus and you'll quit crying when you have to take a squirt.

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Old 05-31-2011, 12:51 PM
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This much snark in the first few replies of a GQ? Fuck's sake people, don't threadshit.
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Old 05-31-2011, 12:54 PM
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This much snark in the first few replies of a GQ? Fuck's sake people, don't threadshit.

No. Even if I just pee a little bit, my eyes will tear up. Sometimes I will pee, then 30 minutes later have to poop. There's only a little bit of urine there, but my eyes still tear up.
Well, see, I'd have to nitpick this. These are meant to be jokes. Lame jokes, but jokes nonetheless. We make them because we don't know the answer to your question, but as class clowns we MUST make some sort of remark, however inappropriate. My apologies.

Snark, on the other hand, would be something like: "Oh, you know, there are these people with advanced degrees whom we call "doctors"; maybe you should find one instead of asking unqualified people on a message board". See the difference? Much more hurtful and dismissive, although probably good advice.

Oh, by the way, the comment you responded to is also a joke: "you're so full of urine that it's leaking out of your eyes". Sort of along the lines of "you're so full of shit that your eyes are brown." Yeah, it's juvenile.

Hope you find an answer to your dilemma.


ETA: I see a mod has intervened, and again I apologize for my little jape.

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Old 05-31-2011, 10:43 PM
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Old 05-31-2011, 10:57 PM
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While this is a legitimate question, it involves a medical answer. We don't do personal medical answers in General Questions. Moved to IMHO.

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Old 06-01-2011, 12:30 PM
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Is there a cleanser in the toilet? It could be a chemical reaction.
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Old 06-01-2011, 12:39 PM
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A conditioned response? were you ever punished as a child by not letting you go pee?

The vent for heater/AC in some bathrooms blows right over where my head would be when standing at a urinal. This makes my eyes water.
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Old 06-01-2011, 08:21 PM
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Maybe your eyes are jealous? I got nothin'. Have you ever asked a doctor during a routine physical?
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Old 06-02-2011, 08:33 AM
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I think you have makingshitupitis. It's very serious. Half the Internet has it. It makes you want to want to walk to school uphill both ways and have an 8-inch penis.

How else to explain these recent threads...

Business casual pants for a fat girl that won't cause crotch-stink after 8 hours?
Dealing with dry skin on feet. Product recommendations?
Carpenter ants in my bedroom. God dammit.
Why do my eyes water when I pee?
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Old 06-02-2011, 10:18 AM
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Is there a cleanser in the toilet? It could be a chemical reaction.
No, this has been happening my entire life in every single different kind of toilet you could imagine. Even if I pee into not-a-toilet (on the ground while camping, or in the bathtub when I was younger).
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A conditioned response? were you ever punished as a child by not letting you go pee?

The vent for heater/AC in some bathrooms blows right over where my head would be when standing at a urinal. This makes my eyes water.
I never had to hold in my pee as a kid, no. There is no emotional response whatsoever. It also is not influenced by externalities at all. It is just a weird a physiological... quirkthingy. There's no vent in my current bathroom, but I've had them in the past and they have no effect on what happens.
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Have you ever asked a doctor during a routine physical?
No, it just never seemed all that important. I never thought of it as terribly irregular; weird yes, but just one of those things that's a little different. It doesn't hurt, it doesn't feel anything like crying. My face doesn't screw up with sadness, I don't frown. Just eyes leaking water.
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I think you have makingshitupitis. It's very serious. Half the Internet has it. It makes you want to want to walk to school uphill both ways and have an 8-inch penis.
1) If I was going to make shit up, I think I could do a lot better than a bunch of unflattering health questions. I'd pretend to be a cowboy astronaut millionaire and enrapture the teeming masses by flaunting my supposed riches.
2) http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&s...aqi=g1&aql=&oq=
3) Take it to the pit or PM me, your personal vendetta is inappropriately expressed in this forum.

The anecdotes I've read (since I can't find a scientific explanation for this) point to this being a heritable trait. Maybe some wires crossed in the spinal cord... I dunno! Still trying to find an answer at this point.
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Old 06-02-2011, 10:29 AM
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My eyes do this as well. I think this has to do with a generalized effect of the parasympathetic nervous system. Salivation, lacrimation, urination, and defecation are all affected. See: Wiki article on SLUD syndrome.

I kinda suck at explanations, but if you read the wiki article it should help.
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Old 06-02-2011, 11:22 AM
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3) Take it to the pit or PM me, your personal vendetta is inappropriately expressed in this forum.
Personal vendetta? You've started a series of threads asking questions about your poor hygiene over the last few months. Suggesting that this new problem is because of those same bad habits didn't exactly come from left field.
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Old 06-02-2011, 12:01 PM
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I'm afraid you'll have to cease with the off-topic commenting on rachelellogram's posting oeuvre, Justin, unless you're willing to reconvene in the Pit. You did not link her latest problem to an overall poor-hygiene problem in any case; you diagnosed her with makingshitupitis. 'Tis an attack. Don't do it again.

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Old 05-17-2012, 02:26 AM
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Omg

I'm so glad I'm not the only one who has this problem. However, mine only happens if I go a long time between peeing. Like, it'll happen when I go first thing after waking up, and only happens again if I wait like 8 hours before I go again. But it's been happening for as long as I can remember, so I thought it was normal. But I hope someone finds a reason for why this happens to us, because it drives me insane being the only one in my family with this problem.
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