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Silly question but should you keep your toilet lid up or down? Mines usually up and i've heard that you should always close it but i never do.

Silly question but should you keep your toilet lid up or down? Mines usually up and i've heard that you should always close it but i never do.

Personal preference: I do not know of any medical studies regarding this age old question. If you have young children that may fall into the toilet (top heavy infants) etc or pets that may drink out of it, then best to keep the seat down. ...Read more

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If you use the toilet and a bug is flying around on the toilet seat can it go inside of you I didn't see it after this ? Please help .

If you use the toilet and a bug is flying around on the toilet seat can it go inside of you I didn't see it after this ? Please help .

Flying away: My guess is the bug flew away. Though not an expert on vanishing bugs, I do not believe a bug can fly into the anus and enter the rectum, especially if your sphincter muscles are working. ...Read more

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He takes a lot of time for doing toilet as the rate of flow is very slow. What could be the problem and how can it be checked?

Who?: Who is he? And doing toilet like urinating or bowel movements? If its urination then it could be an enlarged prostate, if it is bowel movements then it could be constipation. The only way to know is see your physician for a physical exam and further work up. ...Read more

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My tears come when I sit for long toilet. I am in good health and so far no known cases of any. Health problem. Is this normal?

Tears: This is not a lot to go on, but I have 2 suggestions. 1) could be part of stimulation of the nerves that control the bowels, particularly if you have constipation or cramps. 2) it may be simple sadness. Going to the toilet is a very private, quiet time, when often we reflect on our lives; it there are some heavy issues in your life, this is a time when they might be expressed in tears. ...Read more

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I only go to the toilet once a month, what to do?

I only go to the toilet once a month, what to do?

If you only pass: stool once a month - that really needs medical evaluation. ...Read more

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I am on diazepam10mg90 a month so I got my script and the next day my wife and I had a bad argument and she threw my pills down the toilet and I need ?

I am on diazepam10mg90 a month so I got my script and the next day my wife and I had a bad argument and she threw my pills down the toilet and I need ?

Interesting: Your doctor will be hesitant to refill this prescription but you could ask. An important question is why is your wife flushing down your pills? Is she concerned about addiction ? using too many? Hope it works out for you! ...Read more

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I'm going to the toilet extremely often, what is wrong?

I'm going to the toilet extremely often, what is wrong?

Urine or feces?: Male or Female? If urine - is there a sense of urgency, burning, change to urine color or odor? If feces - is it loose? Sorry, not really sure what you are referring to. ...Read more

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I need to go to the toilet almost every 30 minutes?

I need to go to the toilet almost every 30 minutes?

Unclear: If you mean urinate, several things could be going on. You could have a urinary tract infection or a problem with your blood sugar(as diabetics will often have polyuria - urinating frequently). If you mean bowel movements, that too is concern with the frequency you describe. Malabsorption problems or inflammation of the intestinal tract can lead to issues like frequency! You need to see a doc. ...Read more

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How should you use toilet on a train?

Same as elsewhere: Trains used to scatter waste on the tracks as they moved. Now it is collected and there is no issue in that department. Other than steadying yourself against the motion of the train, there is no problem about using a train toilet. Enjoy the trip and don't worry about the toilet. ...Read more