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Doctor insights on: Can Blood Withdrawal Cause Infection

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Dr. Jeffrey Stevens
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Infection (Definition)

Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more


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What can cause infection in the blood of a 10 y?

What can cause infection in the blood of a 10 y?

Many things: Any number of things, usually scratches and trauma that get infected. It is probably prudent to check the child for any systemic disease that may predispose to blood infection, as I am sure his/her doctors are doing. ...Read more

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How do you get a small blood infection? What can cause it

How do you get a small blood infection? What can cause it

Blood infections: These are serious conditions - and I don't know how you were told this could be 'small'. That doesn't make sense. I treat any infection of the blood stream extremely seriously. Once a germ is in the blood - it can go anywhere in the body and cause serious trouble. You need answers so I would call your doctor for an explanation. Infectious Disease doctors are specialists in this area BTW. ...Read more

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In looking at all the meds i take could one be the cause of blood in my urine? I don't feel like an infection is the cause.Pls hlp a lot of blood.

In looking at all the meds i take could one be the cause of blood in my urine? I don't feel like an infection is the cause.Pls hlp a lot of blood.

Is that all?: Are those all the medicines and herbal supplements you take? Many "non-drugs" can have unwarranted side effects. Blood in the urine should be thoroughly worked up by your doctor. ...Read more

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Can blood in the middle of toilet seat cause infection if it was in a public restroom did not see blood untill after wards. And would percent be high?

No: Toilets seat does not act like a vector for transmission of diseases. However if you have a cut or skin breakdown on your thighs--- or contact part--- it might just cause staph infection but no risk of stds. ...Read more

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Could touching dried blood still cause a infection!?

Could touching dried blood still cause a infection!?

Possibly: If the blood is dried and you touched it with intact skin (i.e., no cuts or scrapes that would compromise the barrier), your chance of getting an infection is very, very low. That being said, you should not touch visibly soiled materials (be it with blood, feces, or other bodily efflux) with bare skin. ...Read more

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Can getting dried blood from a public restroom cause infection?

Infection Panic: No. But that cannot be 100%. I do not know what you did with the blood or if it somehow got into your blood stream directly. But, dried blood usually means dead everything. But you are right to know that blood can carry hiv, hepatitis b and c. ...Read more

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What type of infection can cause you to cough up blood?

What type of infection can cause you to cough up blood?

In fact any can: If the infection irritates the lining of your airways you may cough up some blood, similar to how constantly blowing your nose, just from allergies, can lead to blood in your nasal secretions. There are some more aggressive bacterial or fungal infections that can erode into blood vessels in the lung and cause more serious bleeding though. ...Read more

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If blood got onto clothes what color would it turn&could it cause infection?

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If blood got onto clothes what color would it turn&could it cause infection?

Black: Blood is (of course) initially red, then will go black as it dries and ages. The fresher the blood, the more likely it is to transmit an infection from the donor; that being said, unless the blood comes in contact with broken skin or mucosa, it is unlikely to transmit infection overall. ...Read more

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A friend has a blood infection that the doctors can't figure out. What could it be caused by?

A friend has a blood infection that the doctors can't figure out. What could it be caused by?

Too little info: If your friends doctors cannot diagnose this with much more information, it is impossible to do this over the internet. Hope they are better soon. ...Read more

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Can bleeding inside of ur glove cause infection after removal once u draw blood on a patient?

Depends: If related to a needle stick, it can potentially. Should speak to your supervisor and see if need referral to infection control. ...Read more

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Can blood on gas peddle cause any infection? I used a cavi whipe and had gloves on.

Can blood on gas peddle cause any infection? I used a cavi whipe and had gloves on.

Not likely: There are no absolutes....And you should be wearing some foot covering anyway while driving. But the most likely answer is no. ...Read more

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Could a throat infection cause you to have blood in your phlegm?

Unusual: This can conceivably occur, but would very strongly recommend that you be seen by a doctor asap. ...Read more

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Can dry blood can cause HIV infection ?

Can dry blood can cause HIV infection ?

Generally not: Drying causes the death of the hiv, but it depends upon how dry and how long it has been dry. And then you would have to put the dry blood into a body, either onto a mucous membrane or into the bloodstream. Very very very unlikely. ...Read more

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Can any kind of infection cause CRP to be high in blood?

Can any kind of infection cause CRP to be high in blood?

Yes: CRP is an "acute-phase reactant". This means any stress - chronic illness, psychological, or acute physical (like infection) can increase the crp. It is part of a cascade of chemicals that increases your body's inflammatory response. However, when you are free of acute illnesses and have chronic illnesses and psychological stresses under control, the CRP may be elevated but not significantly high. ...Read more

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How much of blood can cause someone an infection? Ex hep c?

How much of blood can cause someone an infection?  Ex hep c?

It does'nt take much: Virus particles, such as hep c are very small, and a drop of blood could potentially have many many viruses in it. For people with hep c, it is recommended to not share toothbrushes, drink glasses, and essentaillly avoid body fluid contact, etc. ...Read more

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Could stepping on blood while (having shoes on)cause infection or is it a non risk? I draw blood nd im concern i could infect my fam or myself.

Could stepping  on blood while (having shoes on)cause infection or is it a non risk? I draw blood nd im concern i could  infect my fam or myself.

VERY SMALL: You have two barriers to infection; your shoes and intact skin (I hope). Chances of infection are very small, if not non-existent. Sincerely, Dr. Latva ...Read more

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Could blood be located everywhere&every object? And if you have cuts on hands and grab an object could it cause infection? How long does blood live?

Could blood be located everywhere&every object? And if you have cuts on hands and grab an object could it cause infection? How long does blood live?

We have addressed : This already with you. One might be infected if you scrape up the dried blood, resuspend it in liquid and inject it into you. Otherwise, little if any risk. ...Read more