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Does a small bleeding tear inside anus when pooping constipated stool increase chance of catching disease from using public toilet (e.g. water splash?

Does a small bleeding tear inside anus when pooping constipated stool increase chance of catching disease from using public toilet (e.g. water splash?

I'm not sure...: ... that this specific problem has ever been studied in detail. However, any open wound is susceptible to infection, and certainly there are a lot of bacteria present both in that area of the body and in public toilets. If I had a perianal tear, I would try to avoid water splashing on it. You should see your doctor if the bleeding or pain are persistent. Good luck. ...Read more

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Diseases (virus, parasite, etc) you can catch from using a communal sink (to brush teeth) and toilet? -water-splash-borne, air-borne, touching surface?

Diseases (virus, parasite, etc) you can catch from using a communal sink (to brush teeth) and toilet? -water-splash-borne, air-borne, touching surface?

Definitly: Virus is air borne and parasites are water and food borne. Any open area that is shared with many people can be a source of contracting both. Be careful when you travel to asia -africa -south america and any unsanitary looking venues. ...Read more

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What is a water-borne disease?

What is a water-borne disease?

See below: A water-borne disease means the infection is from an organism (e.g. bacteria) that normally exists in contaminated water. Usually for water-borne diseases, you have to ingest it to get sick (either directly or by accident like bathing or being in a river for example). ...Read more

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What are some water born diseases?

What are some water born diseases?

There are numerous: Diseases that can potentially be water-borne, a couple of the more infamous are cholera and typhoid. ...Read more

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Could I get the disease from natural water sources?

Could I get the disease from natural water sources?

What disease?: Please re-ask your question and provide more information so that we can better answer it. What disease are you fearful of contracting from natural water? There are many diseases that can be contracted from poor or infested water sources. ...Read more

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I was scratched by someone's cat the other day. I washed it with water but I'm worried I might get a nasty disease. Should I be concerned?

I was scratched by someone's cat the other day. I washed it with water but I'm worried I might get a nasty disease. Should I be concerned?

Cat: Cat scratch disease is more caused by kittens than cats. And more common in kids. If you have any fevers in next 1-2 wks then get checked out, or if you have any pus from site then you might have a superficial infection. ...Read more

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What are examples of diseases spread by dirty water?

What are examples of diseases spread by dirty water?

Waterborne diseases: Drinkin contaminated or dirty water can cause many different types of diarrheal illnesses such as cholera, other serious disease such as Guinea worm, typhoid fever, dysentery, lead poisoning, toxic heavy metal poisoning, etc. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what are some diseases associated with not drinking clean water?

Could you tell me what are some diseases associated with not drinking clean water?

Many: There are all kinds of contaminants that can get into the water supply. Most of them cause intestinal distress with vomiting and diarrhea. If the symptoms do not clear up within a few days, then you need to see a doctor to check for parasites, bacteria, etc and then you can promote appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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Some times it passes 2 days without I drink any water. .. Is that a sign for a disease?

Some times it passes 2 days without I drink any water. .. Is that a sign for a disease?

Call your doctor: With symptoms this complex, you owe it to yourself to call your doctor to help you make sense out of them. ...Read more

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Please describe the disorder called where you drink tons of water?

Please describe the disorder called where you drink tons of water?

Two are likely: The two where this frequently occurs are ordinary diabetes when the sugar is out of control, spills out of the blood stream into the kidney carrying lots of water with it so you need to drink to compensate; and diabetes insipidus, an endocrinologic diseased of vasopressin which turns off the kidneys ability to reaborb water so it pours out and you have to drink to compensate. ...Read more

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What are the diseases that cause by air pollution and water pollution?

What are the diseases that cause by air pollution and water pollution?

A lot: Asthma.Chronic otitis media, rhinosinusitus, mental well-being, flu, colds, staff, . Mrsa, tb. The list goes on. Indoor air polution is far more a problem than outdoors. Nature keeps the air more safe than indoors. The list of chemicals that are locked inside your home and other buildings because of energy efficiency is the root many deseases. ...Read more

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Hi, is there a water borne bacteria that can cause a liver diasease?

Hi, is there a water borne bacteria that can cause a liver diasease?

Not that I am aware: To my knowledge, water-borne bacteria do not cause liver disease. Hepatitis A and E, which are viruses, can be transmitted through water. There is also a parasitic infection called schistosomiasis that affects the liver and is water-borne. ...Read more

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Recuperating from eating disorder - water like discharge, is this normal?

Recuperating from eating disorder - water like discharge, is this normal?

Re-regulating: Restarting menses while recovering from an eating disorder or other illness is a good sign that your body is starting to re-regulate and is getting the nourishment it needs to function normally. It is possible that clear vaginal discharge is an indication that your hormones are recovering. ...Read more

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What copper levels in drinking water are potentially hazardous for wilson's disease patients?

What copper levels in drinking water are potentially hazardous for wilson's disease patients?

0.1ppm: Drinking water rarely exceeds 0.1 parts per million (ppm), deemed a safe level for wilson's disease. Testing is not so much for fear of exceeding 0.1ppm, but to make sure your home/school is not prone to excessive leaching (example: acidic water in copper pipes). Consistent levels <0.1ppm mean leaching is unlikely. Flushing copper pipes (let water run) is recommended before drinking/cooking. ...Read more

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Drinking too much water is fatal. Can anyone give me a list of diseases that include such symptoms?

Drinking too much water is fatal. Can anyone give me a list of diseases that include such symptoms?

Pschogenic polydipsi: Psychogenic polydipsia, is an urge to drink water ususally cause by a mental health disorder, or medications used to treat a mental health disoerder, that gives a person the sensation of a dry mouth. Potomania is another condition wherby one drinks an excessive amount of water which can lead to a severe drop in sodium (hyponatremia) resulting in seisures and potentially death. ...Read more

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I drink few water (hypodipsia). Less than 500 ml in a day. I'm never thrusty. Could it be the symptom of a disease?

Habit: More likely habit. Have you counted the fluid in other drinks like coffee and fruit? Drink 12 oz if water first thing every day and then just keep water around you and see what happens and how you feel. And then give us all a follow up. Enjoy. ...Read more