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A 39-year-old member asked:

can hepatitis c or hiv be transmitted if a patient's blood got around your nail bed?

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Dr. Enrique Molina
Gastroenterology 35 years experience
Highly unlikely: Very unlikely if your skin was intact. If you had small cut or tears, there is a chance of transmission, but remains low. Get tested if in doubt.

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A 45-year-old member asked:

Is it true that pregnant women are not allowed to be blood donors?

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Dr. Nicholas Fogelson
Specializes in Gynecology
Yes: We do not consider it safe for a pregnant woman to donate blood. Blood volume increases dramatically over the course of pregnancy in order to support proper fetal circulation. The loss of blood from the system would likely be tolerated, but the system is not designed for that. Given the potential risks and the lack of anything to be gained, blood donation is not allowed during pregnancy.
Harrisburg, PA
A 83-year-old male asked:

Hemoglobin hematocrit and red blood cell low counts and glucose and nitrogen high what is cause

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Numbers are numbers: Lab results are numbers, and numbers are just numbers. They have little meaning without looking at the whole person. Low hemoglobin, hematocrit, and red blood cell counts means blood cells are not being made fast enough, are being lost (through bleeding), are being broken up, or any combination of such problems. Glucose goes up from increased body stress, inadequate insulin, I.V. Glucose, etc....
A 45-year-old member asked:

What might cause a lot of pain in the fleshy part of my hand below the thumb?

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Dr. Robert Coats II
Orthopedic Surgery 23 years experience
Arthritis: The most common place for arthritis of the hand is at the base of the thumb. This can cause pain in the fleshy part of thumb, known as the thenar emminance. See a board certified orthopaedic hand surgeon for evaluation and treatment.
A 30-year-old member asked:

What liver function tests are needed if I had hepatitis a years ago?

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Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine 57 years experience
None needed: If you had hepatitis years ago, you do not need any testing of liver function tests.
Mobile, AL
A 35-year-old female asked:

My ring finger on my left hand hurts really bad on the knuckle. It has a knot on the side of it. Could I have possibly tore a ligament or something?

2 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Kamel Sadek
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Several Options: If you recentry injured the area of concern, then a tendon injury is possible. If not. You could have developed a ganglion cyst which tends to be common in the wrist and hand. I would have a physician examine it to find out what would be the next step.

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