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Offline syhprum

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Is the urge to urinate caused by a virus?
« on: 24/08/2014 19:34:21 »
Some forms of virus affect the behaviour of the infected creatures such as those that cause mice to be attracted to cats so that they can be eaten ! or those that cause ants to climb up stalks.

The sound of running water seems to promote the urge to pee. Is this caused by a virus wanting to get into the stream to spread ?
« Last Edit: 05/09/2014 09:19:00 by chris »


 

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Re: Is the urge to urinate caused by a virus?
« Reply #1 on: 05/09/2014 09:20:22 »
Viruses can - and frequently do - infect the urinary tract and when this happens the ensuing inflammation can cause symptoms which include "frequency" - needing to visit to toilet more often.

But I am unaware of the urge to urinate in response to the sound of running water being linked to a virus infeection.

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Re: Is the urge to urinate caused by a virus?
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