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i've been finding ants in my used underwear. is this a sign of diabetes or are ants just attracted to vaginal secretions?

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Dr. John Munshower
Family Medicine 30 years experience
Ehhh, ants in pants: Medically speaking, ants in you underpants are not a risk factor or diagnostic indicator of diabetes. Ants may be simple attracted to anything they can eat, and any discharge from the human body may be edible to an ant I would imagine.... Hopefully you do not have "bats in your belfry."
Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics and Gynecology 22 years experience
Are you sure?: Are you sure that they are ants? Ants are not attracted to vaginal secretions. If there are ants in your underwear then they are likely present wherever you are storing your underwear prior to use. My concern is that these are not ants but rather pubic lice (crabs). Consider seeing an Obgyn for an examination and testing

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