Last night for a dare I drank some toilet water from the toilet bowl,It was clear water I think but should I go and get tested for hepatitis or see my doctor?Am I at risk of any other sickness?if so what symptoms should I expect?
I was chuckling too, but I guess I’ve done dumber things in my life… The likelihood of contracting a communicable disease from this as you describe it is extremely slim.
Hep A is vectored through oral/fecal contact, but Hep A is not endemic to the U.S. (assuming you live there), and is a self-correcting disease; there is no need for therapeutic measures.
Hep B can be transmitted through blood, and in some cases via bodily fluids. The likelihood of transmission is very low in your case.
Hep C is transmitted from blood to blood contact only; I’d think it nearly impossible to catch it from a plumbing appliance.
Assuming there is fresh potable water supplying your toilet, I think you’re safe from viral disease *from this source*.
If this continues to be an issue of concern for you, your county health dept usually offers no or low-cost testing for HIV and Hepatitis; this can be performed confidentially, and will put your mind at ease. You will need to wait approximately 60-90 days from the point of exposure to allow antibodies to develop, though.
Good luck; thanks for the laughs, and take good care—
Right well I guess I'm probably ok.It was actually a toilet in a night club in the uk where I study but I'd imagine that its still not a drastically higher risk than drinking from the one in my home(yeah I'm a idiot).Bill if you've done some thing stupider I truly sympathize!
we are patients who have hepatitus, not sexual disease experts. I doubt anyone on forum have engaged in this practice of drinking from a toilet so I would see a doctor as soon as possible. I doubt he'll have other patients who have done this, but at least he would be able to tell you what risk you put yourself in and then he can treat you accordingly. I don't think I would want to admit that you did that - maybe you can just tell him some thugs held your head under water in the toilet bowl as to save yourself the embarrassment.
Oh geez, I can't believe we are still posting! lol Hey if you had the stomach flu like I did a few weeks ago, I can see that water jumping outta the toilet into my mouth. Yucky as it sounds, that could happen. Imagine someone drunk as a skunk throwing up in some sleezy bar toilet....the visuals alone are disgusting...but if you have open sores in or around your mouth.....there is a possibility of transmission, like it or not!
Hey don't worry about it, water in the toilet bowl is clean, believe it or not. Unless you licked the bowl or something. If you are getting so high you'd do stuff like that, maybe you should cool it a little, eh?
I hope you got paid a lot for that stupid stunt.
You will have a good story to tell your grandkids..
You're a good sport. You actually took all that very well. I always admire that so good on you.
Bill gave you an excellent response. I do think you'll be fine from this and I sincerely hope that turns out to be the case. Some of us are potentially on this forum for youthful .. or not...indiscretions of our own and paying for it....so there you go.
I'd say you have two choices...either cross your fingers and hope for the best...or go see your doctor and tell him it's time you had a complete physical. Maybe you can leave out the toilet treatment thing. You're in university. Getting tested for various diseases won't seem too out of the norm, will it?
I have a son in university and I have often thought what I don't know won't hurt me. If I found out he stuck his head in a toilet bowl and slurped it, his sisters and I would never let him live it down.
Just hope you don't develop a fetish for porcelain out of this.
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