Patient :About three weeks ago i used a sex toy in my anus and upon removal noticed it was leeching what i assume to be phthalates. I got a really bad head cold about five days ago. But i seem to be getting over that. Am i gonna break out I'm a ut it or something. I understand phthalates have a pretty short half life. And i think i would have had an instant reaction if it was a lethal dose. I'm just a bit scared and confused. Any suggestions?
Thanks for the query.
Only large exposure with phthalates could lead to side effects like disturbance in the gastro intestinal tract, risk of malignancy, terarogenicity in case of pregnancy etc. This is unlikely in your case as the exposure was limited. There is nothing much that you need to worry about this since there has been no study yet to establish the harmful effects of short term exposure of phthalates. Avoid any such plastic toys from next time.
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