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14.12.2017 Health & Fitness

Toilet Infections: Symptoms, Causes & Treatment

By Dr. Oyebade Obalola Jerry
Photo credit - thenakedconvos.com
LISTEN DEC 14, 2017
Photo credit - thenakedconvos.com

Toilet infections, which is often referred to as toilet disease by some people is a condition in which a female experiences discomfort such as burning, itching and unpleasant or foul odour coming right from the vagina.

The condition is named toilet infection because most ladies could swear, they started experiencing the discomfort after the use of public toilet seat.

Regardless of how its viewed, toilet infections can be darned uncomfortable and sometimes embarrassing as the itching tends to occur when you are out in public places.

Toilet infection is the layman (non-professional) term for vaginal infection.

There are several kinds of these infections. However, the most common types are

  • Baterial Vaginosis
  • Vaginal Yeast infection
  • Trichomoniasis
  • Others include
  • Gonorrhea
  • Chlamydia
  • Non Infectious vaginitis
  • Viral vaginitis

As a matter of fact, knowing the exact type of toilet infection you are experiencing may be a bit difficult despite that they may have different symptoms. The reason for this is that Vaginitis has many causes and you may have more than one at the same time.

Do you know that untreated toilet infections (vaginal infection) can cause Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (PID), a major culprit responsible for infertility in women?

Symptoms of toilet Infections

The common symptoms of the various kinds of toilet infection are: burning, irritation, redness, and swelling of the vulva, with a yellow-gray or greenish vaginal discharge, possibly with a fishy odor. Some women also experience pain during urination. Painful ruination, painful intercourse, vulva redness..., blood stain during sex...

Treatment:

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 sharing undies, poor personal hygiene, forgotten tampons.

However, I have, from experience, noticed that most ladies are usually shy to admit that they had unprotected sexual intercourse prior to the onset of symptoms blaming even sexually transmitted diseases on “the toilet”.

In essence, what I am saying is that -not every infection is a toilet infection especially when one has had a risky sexual practice prior to the onset of symptoms.

You must see a competent doctor for appropriate diagnosis and prompt treatment to avoid complications such as infertility or progression to Pelvic inflammatory disease etc.

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