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What happens if you eat toilet paper?

What happens if you eat toilet paper?

It can lead : To a bezoar which obstructs your GI tract. It is not a safe practice. ...Read more

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I can't stop eating toilet paper. What should I do?

I can't stop eating toilet paper. What should I do?

Eating Toilet paper: Well, there is no specific test for people that have disorders involving unusual cravings. However, nutritional deficiencies are often found in people that suffer from pica. Iron deficiency anemia and zinc deficiency are more common with pica. I would see your doctor and have your labs checked (iron, vitamins a, d, b1-12, calcium, magnesium, zinc, etc. ...Read more

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Why do I have blood on the toilet paper?

Why do I have blood on the toilet paper?

You need a medical c: A medical check up is advised as rectal bleeding can be a manifestation of serious causes like cancer although the most common cause is hemorrhoids. But only a medical examination by your doctor can find out what is the cause in your case. Do not delay it as it can become a serious problem if delayed for long. ...Read more

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What to do if i found loads of blood on the toilet paper?

What to do if i found loads of blood on the toilet paper?

See your doctor.: It is wise to have your doctor to check it out. Usually due to a hemorrhoid which is swollen vein around the anus, or a tear in the anal opening. Either problem can be caused by constipation and hard stools. Hemorrhoid medications will help this heal along with stool softener to prevent any further hard stools. ...Read more

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There's small amount of blood on toilet paper when wiping.?

There's small amount of blood on toilet paper when wiping.?

Rectal Bleeding: That means you have bleeding from the rectum and it needs to be checked and you may need colonoscopy to find the cause.It may be hemorrhoids, colon polyp.Inflammatory bowel disease, constipation or cancer. Any active rectal bleeding needs to be investigated. ...Read more

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I just seen little bit of blood on the toilet paper ? what can I do ?

See your dr.: At your age, is it most likely a samll laceration or hemorrhoid, but seeing a Dr. and getting an exam is always the best thing to do, to assure all is truly well. Best wishes. ...Read more

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What to do if I have blood on toilet paper after wiping at 14 years old?

What to do if I have blood on toilet paper after wiping at 14 years old?

Please: Consider having an adult or someone who is at least 16 years old ask this question for you. You need to be at least 16 years old to post questions on healthtap. Thanks. ...Read more

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Is it true that bidets are actually more hygenic than just using toilet paper?

Maybe: In medicine we have a little poem that applies..."the solution to pollution is dilution". Using a bidet will not only remove urine and fecal material, but the water will act as a disinfectant by killing bacteria. Furthermore, toilet paper can be abrasive and leave superficial abrasions that can lead to infections. Assuming the water supply is good, bidets are probably better. ...Read more

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I used scotch broom as toilet paper accidentally. Should i seek medical attention?

I used scotch broom as toilet paper accidentally. Should i seek medical attention?

Scotch Broom: That must have been a very uncomfortable situation you were in. If you're sensitive to this plant, you might get a dermatitis from using it to clean yourself externally. Otherwise you will probably be okay. Make sure to clean off with a shower, and be gentle wiping for awhile. Scotch broom has some poisonous alkaloids which can be a problem if taken internally -- but you didn't do that. ...Read more

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