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« on: 08/05/2007 07:15:45 »
Why does having a warm shower, make you feel the need to urinate ( in the toilet ) ?


 

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« Reply #1 on: 08/05/2007 07:57:47 »
Well I haven't felt the need to urinate as a result of being in a warm shower, but I would guess that the warm water relaxes the body and makes the bladder feel weaker. Also, you know what they say about seeing or listening to running water.
 

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« Reply #2 on: 08/05/2007 12:20:56 »
It is not the warm shower as such, but the sound of running water (I have seen doctors use that when they need to help someone urinate - they just switch on a tap and let the person hear the water running - it is also an occupational hazard with plumbers).
 

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« Reply #3 on: 08/05/2007 12:28:17 »
It's interesting that I have never associated the sound of running water with need to urinate. Is that normal? :p
 

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« Reply #4 on: 08/05/2007 13:07:03 »
It's interesting that I have never associated the sound of running water with need to urinate. Is that normal? :p

If by 'normal' you are asking is it common for normal people, clearly it seems so.
 

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« Reply #5 on: 08/05/2007 19:16:17 »
I'm not sure, but I think that first post means you are having a warm shower in the toilet.

Anyway, I thought the problem was with getting cold rather than warm. The reason I heard was something like  You get cold, the blood vessels in the skin contract to reduce blood flow there and conserve heat. The blood runs to the core of the body where there isn't much room for it and so the blood pressure rises. This (indirectly) triggers the kidneys to get rid of fluid to drop the blood pressure back to normal.
I'm not sure if the thing about the sound of running water is true or not. I doubt any serious research has been done on it.
 

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« Reply #6 on: 08/05/2007 19:44:28 »
I'm not sure if the thing about the sound of running water is true or not. I doubt any serious research has been done on it.

This is not my own invention - it was a technique used by a doctor on a call to a patient who had bladder problems, and wanted the get the patient to urinate.

I have also spoken to plumbers who, while not referring particularly to the sound of water, have stated that their work leads them to need to urinate more often.
 

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« Reply #7 on: 08/05/2007 21:19:40 »
I'm not sure if the thing about the sound of running water is true or not. I doubt any serious research has been done on it.

This is not my own invention - it was a technique used by a doctor on a call to a patient who had bladder problems, and wanted the get the patient to urinate.

I have also spoken to plumbers who, while not referring particularly to the sound of water, have stated that their work leads them to need to urinate more often.

That's interesting! Is that permenantly, or just when they work?
 

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« Reply #8 on: 08/05/2007 21:29:02 »
I have also spoken to plumbers who, while not referring particularly to the sound of water, have stated that their work leads them to need to urinate more often.

That's interesting! Is that permenantly, or just when they work?

As far as I am aware, only on the job.
 

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« Reply #9 on: 09/05/2007 04:33:08 »
OK Old preschool teach mother of three, or three hundred, Running water does help stimulate urination. I have used it for over 27 years in potty learning infants and toddlers. A child who thinks they do not need to go can be stimulated by turning on the water faucett where they can see the water running in the sink! I have had incredible success with this and also very little back sliding once they are in a routine. It is very helpful.

Now Hot shower always makes me have to jump out and go..and thats even if I go before I get in.. LOL

Now on the other hand I can go get in to the river up to my neck as I cannot swim, and just cool my heels in the water, but after the initial shivering ceases, and my body adjusts to the water temperature , it feels nice and warm, no sooner to that point, and I have to bail out and seek a bathroom or appropriate bush if we are out in the boonies with no facilities.. Water does it I am not sure if it is the body adjusting to temperature change, weather it be hot or cold, maybe either way a shock to your body.. and then perhaps the relaxing or adjusted temperature stimulates it or something? It is interesting though!
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