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Hi on occasion for the past year I have had orange feels sandy, residue in toilet after urination, gritty Like crystals, Drinking water it goes away. Happens usually when I'm nice t drinking a lot. I'm 32 scared it's cancer. Don't see blood?

Hi on occasion for the past year I have had orange feels sandy, residue in toilet after urination, gritty Like crystals, Drinking water it goes away. Happens usually when I'm nice t drinking a lot. I'm 32 scared it's cancer. Don't see blood?

Urate crystals: That's my bet. It's fairly common. I'm going to assume you're taking no other medications. Keep drinking plenty of water, ask whether a urinalysis to confirm this is in order, ask your physician whether it's worth checking your blood uric acid levels, or whether it's worth taking medication to alkalinize your urine (I wouldn't) which would dissolve the stuff. ...Read more

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Is the black residue on new stainless steel pots dangerous for baby? I washed and boiled water in it and when I wipe with towel, residue still there

Is the black residue on new stainless steel pots dangerous for baby? I washed and boiled water in it and when I wipe with towel, residue still there

No: While stainless steel is named stainless it's more stain resistant. Chemicals in water and/or food can stain the insides of stainless steel pots. And prolonged high heat can stain the outside of the pots. I wouldn't worry and you can try to remove the stains with some vinegar or lemon juice. Best of luck. ...Read more

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Drank water out of a glass with some residue of rusty water. Danger? What should I do? Water was filtered rust on cup

Drank water out of a glass with some residue of rusty water. Danger? What should I do? Water was filtered rust on cup

Our Stomachs: Fortunately, nature has prepared for this. Your stomach acids will take care of this and it should cause nothing of concern. ...Read more

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I use a humidifier filtered water but have noticed dark mineral residue/mold gather over time on my carpet. Is this dangerous to my health? Advice pls

I use a humidifier filtered water but have noticed dark mineral residue/mold gather over time on my carpet. Is this dangerous to my health? Advice pls

Yes, clean area: Yes sometimes the humidity promotes mold growth which can worsen allergies/asthma. I would thoroughly clean the carpet. I would also follow the instructions on the humidifier for cleaning the unit/filter. ...Read more

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Does rinsing your mouth with water immediately after drinking soda pop clean all its sugar residue off the teeth?

Does rinsing your mouth with water immediately after drinking soda pop clean all its sugar residue off the teeth?

Yes, except: If your teeth have unremoved bacterial plaque (for example, not flossing to remove bacteria between teeth) the sugars in the soda can "feed" the bacteria, causing the sugars to be converted into acids. So you can't skip cleaning steps and expect simply rinsing with water to be a cure-all. ...Read more

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Is clear oily residue on top of the water after a bowel movement a symptom of pancreatic cancer?

Is clear oily residue on top of the water after a bowel movement a symptom of pancreatic cancer?

Not necessarily: However if it is a chronic issue, you should check with a doctor re. Fat malabsorption issues. ...Read more

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I keep needing to go to the toilet to past water so many time in the day. Sometimes I don't make it. Please help?

I keep needing to go to the toilet to past water so many time in the day. Sometimes I don't make it. Please help?

Urinary frequency: You are experiencing urinary frequency. This may be due to a bladder infection, which is common. Other symptoms of a bladder infection, or urinary tract infection are pain with urination, blood in the urine or cloudy urine, lower abdominal pain before urination. Sometimes drinking too much fluid during the day can do it. Diseases like diabetes can also cause this. See your doc if it continues ...Read more

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Hovered over toilet and water splashed on but bad it was flushed what do I need to worry about if anything? Thanks for the help

Hovered over toilet and water splashed on but bad it was flushed what do I need to worry about if anything? Thanks for the help

No risk: However unpleasant such an event may be esthetically, especially with a public and not home toilet, there is no risk from getting contaminated water on your skin. You did exactly the right thing by flishing with watter. No need to worry about anything. ...Read more

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I used water from public toilet bowls to wet toilet tissue for wiping my bottom--externally & internally--for yrs as a young adult. Medical concerns?

I used water from public toilet bowls to wet toilet tissue for wiping my bottom--externally & internally--for yrs as a young adult. Medical concerns?

Would not: Carry small wrapped baby wipes for this. Do no use public toilet water as this may contain various viruses such as the norwalk virus if some one is ill.
There are mostly infection concerns and would suggest against it ...Read more

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Is normal to have anal inritation? I dintbuse toilet papel, wash my area carefully with avenosoap and water and let it dry

Is normal to have anal inritation? I dintbuse toilet papel, wash my area carefully with avenosoap and water and let it dry

No: Dryness, irretation from food, toilet paper, fabrics, detergents, can cause it. In your case fungus seems to stand out. Antifungal cream, Ironing your undergarment, avoiding indoor pets, public pools, , anal sex is important. ...Read more

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Can there be any health risks in having public toilet water in contact with a bleeding anus?

Can there be any health risks in having public toilet water in contact with a bleeding anus?

Not likely.: If you mean a few drops of water from the toilet flushing then the answer is not likely. Any open wounds or sores are always predisposed to infection. But if you cleaned yourself well after using the toilet then you should be ok. What I would be more worried about is why you have a bleeding anus? Hemorrhoids? Laceration? Ulcer? ...Read more

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I don't know if what I'm seeing at the top of my toilet water is mucus or oil? It's been happening for a month. How will the dr diagnose?

I don't know if what I'm seeing at the top of my toilet water is mucus or oil? It's been happening for a month. How will the dr diagnose?

Mucos or oil BM: Ask him and is suspect he will say to show me the stuff. Stop take a sample next time you go and take to him. ...Read more

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This is the 3rd day without going to toilet itry but its not working, I drunk 1, 5L of water still no use, I try to walk 10-20min not working what to do?

No urine or bowel?: Please clarify if you mean that you have not urinated or that you have not defecated. If you have not voided (urinated) in three days, that is very concerning, and you should seek immediate medical attention. If you have just not moved your bowels and have no related pain /discomfort, then try high fiber foods or can try Miralax (polyethylene glycol). Take care! ...Read more

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What if you drop your thick semen on the toilet seat and then just wipe it with tissue with no water and then a female uses the same toilet seat. Will the residual semen transfer to her or effect her in anyway whatsoever? Thanks

What if you drop your thick semen on the toilet seat and then just wipe it with tissue with no water and then a female uses the same toilet seat. Will the residual semen transfer to her or effect her in anyway whatsoever? Thanks

Toilet seat: It is quite difficult to acquire an infection, and even more difficult to acquire a pregnancy from a toilet set contaminate with semen. Recall that a sperm cell needs to come in contact with a viable female egg cell. Possible, but very unlikely. ...Read more

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How safe are those japanese toilets with spray water tubing?

Toto toilets: Apparently very safe when used as directed. Any tool can be unsafe if directions are not followed or the tool is abused. They do require extra plumbing & are initially quite expensive, especially the ones with all the bells & whistles, but people who have used these toilets tell me they will never go back to anything else. ...Read more

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Can you get Naegleria Folweri from toilet water? Can it live in feces?

Avoid N. Folweri...: 26 y/o Male asks Can you get Naegleria Folweri from toilet water? Can it live in feces? As much as possible one should avoid coming in contact with N. Folweri which can be visiously infectious with tendency to infect Brain/Meninges with Naegleriasis/ Meningoencephalitis. Nasal Inhalation while swimming in contaminated water has been implicated. No, Feces not a favorite of N. Folweri prefers Brain ...Read more

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When I drink 6-10 glasses of water I have to go to the toilet every 15 mins, how can I prevent this?

When I drink 6-10 glasses of water I have to go to the toilet every 15 mins, how can I prevent this?

Why so much water?: Is there a reason you think you have to gulp down so much water in so little time. Your body is not happy with this and so the kidneys are working hard to eliminate the excess water. This can only be prevented by limiting the water intake. ...Read more

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Hiv can you get HIV from dirty toliet water? If not can you catch anything else by dirty toilet water.

Hiv can you get HIV from dirty toliet water? If not can you catch anything else by dirty toilet water.

Unlikely: It is potentially possible but rarely if ever reported. I suspect that the chlorinated water may play a role in keeping the germs down. Even if the water is contaminated, it is not ingested and thus the risk of getting infection from toilet water is unlikely although esthetically repulsive. ...Read more

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Hallo, I go to pee every 5 minits, colour from my urine is some water, I feel pain when I do pee, 4 days I go only to the toilet?

Hallo, I go to pee every 5 minits, colour from my urine is some water, I feel pain when I do pee, 4 days I go only to the toilet?

UTI?: Your described clinical profile deserves a timely check-out for possible UTI, inability to hold urine or to empty bladder. So, go to urgent care / PCP / urologist timely with the info on the onset, degree, duration, & progress of your symptoms for review, analysis, possible tests so to deduce possible Dx for reasonable Rx. Besides, take on healthy lifestyle without overindulgence / obsession... ...Read more

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Hello sir, I've a very bad digestion is very poor i'll go to toilet once in a two days and I drink good amount of water, please help me.

Hello sir, I've a very bad digestion is very poor i'll go to toilet once in a two days and I drink good amount of water, please help me.

What symptoms please: When you indicate a "poor digestive process" are you talking about altered stool frequency, texture, pattern, do you mean indigestion, pyrosis, heartburn, or could you be referring to issues of swallowing or stool continence? Also, nonspecific GI symptoms may include: bloating, distension, abdominal discomfort, gassiness, burping, flatus. Lastly, is your gallbladder, liver, pancreas the problem? ...Read more

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Constipation from rice? I ate 800g yesterday and today I'm in agony. Only gone to the toilet once so far. What can I do? Take more water? Thanks!

Constipation from rice? I ate 800g yesterday and today I'm in agony. Only gone to the toilet once so far. What can I do? Take more water? Thanks!

Constipation: Constipation responds to increased water, vegetables, fruits, fiber and activity. Stool sofners and laxatives if other measures fail. See your doc to make sure it is just constipation. ...Read more