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