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Toilet Infection,common Misconceptions. by drsamba: 1:34pm On Nov 18, 2017
I have seen several female patients in the gynae clinic presenting with what they term “toilet infection”,a term they use to describe a condition where they have one or more of the following symptoms;

1.Vaginal discharge

2.lower abdominal pain

3.vaginal pruritus

4.fever

A woman’s vagina (private part),normally releases secretions from glands situated therein,these secretions are not foul smelling,clear, not copious (unless during sexual stimulation, at the mid-cycle when ovulation occurs or during pregnancy)under normal circumstances and are not associated with the symptoms listed above.

When this discharge becomes foul smelling,cloudy,bloody,yellow or greenish and copius, an infection should be suspected.This can be caused by;

.Infective agents spread by unprotected sexual intercourse such as chlamydia,trichomonas and nesseria ghonorrhoeae.

.Vaginal yeast infection caused by fungus

.Normal bacteria that live in the vagina may overgrow (usually in people with lowered immune status like diabetics,elderly,people receiving cancer treatment)-this is called bacterial vaginosis.
The question now is;is it possible for a woman to get an infection from using a toilet?,the answer is yes;mostly public toilets in poor sanitary condition or any other shared toilet facility,other causes could be .......
More @ http://9jawow.com.ng/2017/10/23/toilet-infectioncommon-misconceptions/

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