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Does period blood contain drugs if in system. If your period drop of blood gets into clean urine would test come dirty sent to lab?

Does period blood contain drugs if in system. If your period drop of blood gets into clean urine would test come dirty sent to lab?

Yes: It is very possible to detect any substance in menstrual blood that is present in the system...and yes the "clean urine" could be contaminated and test positive ...Read more

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Itch near my buttox hole and thought just dirty something irritating I took a shower wiped with tp seen blood trails will it heal on its own?

Itch near my buttox hole and thought just dirty something irritating I took a shower wiped with tp seen blood trails will it heal on its own?

Itching down there: Is called pruritis ani, and is a common condition. The tissue is very delicate and can easily tear and bleed. If these symptoms persist, your doctor needs to check you. ...Read more

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Stepped on something in parking lot that felt like a rock. No blood or obviously visible wound. Fear that it was dirty and risk of infection?

Stepped on something in parking lot that felt like a rock. No blood or obviously visible wound. Fear that it was dirty and risk of infection?

No need to worry: I'm assuming you were walking barefoot when you stepped on something that felt like a rock. Since the object did not puncture the skin the risk of infection is extremely low. I think you have nothing to worry about. Enjoy summer safely. Best wishes. ...Read more

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If a person uses someone elses urine sample for a drug screen and a little (DIRTY) menstrual blood gets inside the sample will they fail?

If a person uses someone elses urine sample for a drug screen and a little (DIRTY) menstrual blood gets inside the sample will they fail?

Illegal act: Using someone else urine for drug screen is illegal. Most drug screen are done when you pass urine with some one present. But having menstrual blood will not cause failed test as long as there is none positive ...Read more

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I scratched myself with dirty metallic edge of a chair in the foot. The blood was very little and my skin doesn't have a cut (not even 1mm)need a shot?

I scratched myself with dirty metallic edge of a chair in the foot. The blood was very little and my skin doesn't have a cut (not even 1mm)need a shot?

Tetanus: It si always safest to stay up to date on tetanus vaccination. If you are not up to date, contact your doctor so that you can get the vaccination. ...Read more

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If you have drugs metobolizing in your system would it be in the blood or urine last I had a zanax in my system got charged with dwi my blood came back neg so could my urine still be dirty?

If you have drugs metobolizing in your system would it be in the blood or urine last I had a zanax in my system got charged with dwi my blood came back neg so could my urine still be dirty?

Xanax (alprazolam): Xanax (alprazolam) will be detectable in a urinalysis test for up to 3 days.
A urinalysis test result can be extremely variable based on a persons weight, body mass index, fluid intake and amount of exercise one does.
Also, if you have a prescription for xanax (alprazolam) is will be important to bring this information forward during your case. Best of luck. ...Read more

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If you step on broken glass or a dirty needle outside in a park what are the chances of getting blood born viruses like hepatitus or hiv?

If you step on broken glass or a dirty needle outside in a park what are the chances of getting blood born viruses like hepatitus or hiv?

Viral infection risk: It is well known that hepatitis c in this setting is much more likely to still be contagious. Hiv is more fragile and does not survive well outside of a body or on inanimate objects. If you have an injury like this it is wise to get into a good expert physician rapidly. ...Read more

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Hi how are you I had two etopic pregnancy I. The past and now my period is due in ine bye ever since lasted week I have been having this brown dirty looking blood so I was ok my period is coming but nothing every once I awhile I would see blood and it w

Hi how are you I had two etopic pregnancy I. The past and now my period is due in ine bye ever since lasted week I have been having this brown dirty looking blood so I was ok my period is coming but nothing every once I awhile I would see blood and it w

Follow up: Have you done a pregnancy test? Spotting can happen for many reasons. If develop any of the following such as severe pain, heavy bleeding, lightheadedness, dizziness, shortness of breath, nausea and vomitting then consider going to ER. If none of the above then can consider seeing ob/gyn for further examination and testing ...Read more

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Fecal occult blood test stool card? I know how to smear stool on the card. But when I close the card, isn't it gonna get the card all dirty inside?

FOBT--how it works: If you're using the old hemoccult slide, you'll notice its two-sided. You place your specimen on one side, and close the lid. The doctor or lab, when developing your specimen, turns the card over, opens the back (its clean on that side), and applies the developer solution which soaks thru to your specimen. If a color change, the doctor or lab knows your specimen contains invisible blood. ...Read more

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Child scratched me after swam in dirty pool, broke skin, little blood. Hand sanitizer, washed 5 min w/ soap. How long to know it's not infected? Days?

Child scratched me after swam in dirty pool, broke skin, little blood. Hand sanitizer, washed 5 min w/ soap. How long to know it's not infected? Days?

Couple of days: If it does not become, red, swollen or painful by a couple of days since the incident, you should be okay. You may apply Neosporin ointment to the wound.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more

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While I was washing very dirty dishes, my finger got cut by a knife (bleeding).I continued to wash dishes after getting the cut. Also had another cut (healing).Then, I handwashed dirty clothes. Can this washing cause infection/blood infection due to cuts?

While I was washing very dirty dishes, my finger got cut by a knife (bleeding).I continued to wash dishes after getting the cut. Also had another cut (healing).Then, I handwashed dirty clothes. Can this washing cause infection/blood infection due to cuts?

Infection.: There always a chance that you could get a local infection about the cut. Remember, even water coming from the sink is not clean - it contains bacteria. Put some antibiotic ointment (like Bacitracin, available over the counter) on the cut once daily and cover with bandage until healed. ...Read more

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If cps is following a friends pregnancy due to a dirty ua for pot, will babies meconium be tested at birth? Or just blood / urine?

If cps is following a friends pregnancy due to a dirty ua for pot, will babies meconium be tested at birth? Or just blood / urine?

Depends: In my state, if your friend is on the CPS watch list, every hospital in the region will be on notice and both urine and meconium would routinely be tested. Since meconium can retain any banned substance for months after use, the only way to stay out of trouble would be to abstain. You didn't identify the state, so I don't know if this applies. ...Read more

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I am in hospital w/a "gram+ bacillus" sepsis. 6/8 blood culture bottles are +. Caused by a dirty cut then severe cellulitis. I have heart vegetation from it they say. Also on CellCept. Can you educate me on what's the significance of heart vegetation?

I am in hospital w/a "gram+ bacillus" sepsis. 6/8 blood culture bottles are +. Caused by a dirty cut then severe cellulitis. I have heart vegetation from it they say. Also on CellCept. Can you educate me on what's the significance of heart vegetation?

Endocarditis.: What you describe is endocarditis. The vegetations harbor the bacteria that are identified when blood cultures are obtained. Sepsis, heart failure as well as "septic emboli" are potential complications 6 weeks of IV antibiotics followed by repeat blood cultures and follow up echocardiogram to insure treatment was adequate. ...Read more