In response to: "I too am a watery-eyed pee-er! To NSI23, you may want to look up interstitial cystitis. It can include they symptoms you are talking about.
As far as the tears when using the bathroom, it is probably some quirky genetic trait just like some people can curl thier tongues and some people sneeze when they look at a bright light."
I looked it up. It talks about pain, which is not applicable to this post's topic. The urinary tract is used while peeing, but complications with it that cause pain are irrelevant to this topic not going to explain the phenomenon of tearing while voiding. Tearing happens with or without complications.View Thread
I just posted a reply to an older post, then read yours. Yes, I also think its to do with nerve endings. Dido on the intercourse occurrence (except happens only with certain angles for me). I'm fine with it aside from my husband repeatedly asking if I'm ok.View Thread
I've had it happen to me for years too. It's associated with actively voiding. Nothing to do with thinking about urinating. Tears stop after voiding has stopped. The longer the urination, the more time for -more- tears to accumulate. It happens at the onstart of voiding: i.e. as soon as the muscles that allow the "valve", if you will, for urination to open are activated. So my best guess is that it has to do with the nerve endings there (in that muscle/at that valve). Like the concept of using acupuncture to a site other than where pain is, or referred pain, the nerves adjacent to site of urination are somehow connected to those of tear ducts and thus while you void, it causes chemical signals to instantly activate the nerves of the tear ducts and viola: you have tears. That's what I can come up with after many years of thought and some anatomy classes. There is nothing to complain about and since time is money at the doctors, it's rarely something worth troubling about. So I'm not surprised the medical field is stumped and coming across rookie to the topic. Oh, here's one for y'all: I also tear during intercourse with certain angles. That's also a lead for something to do with that muscle or nerves. Someone mentioned psychotherapy and a relation to potty training could be an answer: the intercourse thing should dissipate that theory as potty training has little to do with intercourse, and a lot more to do with anatomy.View Thread
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