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Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Hello. Yesterday after flushing a public toilet at work, the toilet overflowed and my penis dipped into the brown diarhhea water. I did not wash out the affected area until hours after. I am wondering, could I have gotten some kind of infection from this? If so, what symptoms should i watch for and what should I do?
Doctor :   Hello.
User :   hello
Doctor :   do you have any symptoms right now?
User :   no
Doctor :   infection usually present with fever, body ache
User :   could this incident have caused an infection?
User :   if so, how long before i start experiencing symptoms
Doctor :   There is a possibility of getting infection, however it is remote.
User :   what does remote mean?
Doctor :   Very less chance of infection.
User :   if i received an infection, how long before i start experiencing symptoms?
Doctor :   Most of the infection show symptoms with in a month.
User :   in this case, would it be a urinary tract infection?
Doctor :   There is a possibility,
Doctor :   Just watch out these symptoms,
Doctor :   Fever, body ache, increased frequency of urination, burning urination, pain abdomen.
User :   ok thanks for your help
Doctor :   Is there anything else i can help you with?
User :   no that is all thanks again
Doctor :   Bye.
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