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Can You Die From Touching Someone Else Blood
What happens if I loose 5/6 ltrs of blood, will I die. Can a person die if he donates 5/6ltrs blood.?
Yes, death.: If you were to lose 83% of your blood volume, yes you would be dead, and die prior to reaching that volume lost. Can only donate one whole unit (~500ml) of blood or two pheresed units of blood with the plasma and non-red-blood-cells returned. ...Read more
What would happen if someone in the US who is on blood thinners and caught ebola? Would the be more likely to die?
More likely: Since a major, debilitating effect of the virus which targets the hematologic system, is to cause bleeding in many portions of the body internally and externally, then it would seem likely that blood less likely to clot would be more likely to cause bleeding to the point of death at an earlier time than otherwise. ...Read more
Steeped on glass and some very tiny peaces stayed inside, will the glass transfer through blood to other body parts? And can I die from this?
No, they stay put:
This is glass, and will stay as glass, not get absorbed into the body aside from locally at the foot, possibly creating some fibrous scar tissue as encapsulation.
You might have occasional pains, if you step on the existing piece of glass the wrong way, or push it or touch it. Many people coexist with bullet-fragments embedded after a gunshot, and glass is a less dangerous version of the same. ...Read more
If high enough- DKA: Diabetes in babies is very unusual. It isn't easy to diagnose because babies wet diapers a lot and they can't explain that they don't feel well. It's usually when they're quite ill, with diabetic ketoacidosis that the diagnosis is made. The treatment can be dangerous when giving IV fluid/insulin if not closely monitored. A pediatric endocrinologist has to care for these babies. ...Read more
Unclear: I'm not sure what you mean by when your BP meets. Please elaborate. ...Read more
Depends but rare: Blood sugars below 50 can be lethal. Rapidly decreasing blood sugar can cause cardiac arrhythmia and increase risk for death. There is no simple answer to your question. Best to treat blood sugars below 80, and monitor blood sugar for trends. If you use insulin, talk to your doctor about this issue. Small frequent intake of food is a good start. Be well. ...Read more
Does HIV die withing a few seconds after its out of the body? Would dried blood be infectios as well?
Yes.: Probably not, but would not risk it. Clean the dried area with a 10% bleach solution. ...Read more
Big topic: Many types of inflamed blood vessels: thrombophlebitis is is usually hard, inflamed superficial blood vessels in the leg veins. Usually patients have underlying medical condition of their veins called venous insufficiency or reflux. Need to see phlebology dr. Www. Phlebology. Org do ultrasound scan now. This can lead to deep vein clot which is dangerous. Use ice, ibuprofen, compression, walking. ...Read more
No bacteria in blood: Blood itself should not have any bacteria in it unless you have a serious infection. If you touch someone else's blood be sure to wash it off with soap thoroughly. MRSA can be spread by skin to skin contact but that doesn't mean you will develop an infection automatically. ...Read more
There are unclear answers about other people's blood touching my cuts. Some are saying it's risky, others say once it starts healing there is no risk?
Open wounds: In contact with foreign or someone else's blood can lead to infection. Carefully wash off the affected area and consult your physician for exposure therapy. ...Read more
Red cells have a limited life span of only about 120 days. Some disorders shorten the life span of red cells, e.g., auto-immune hemolytic anemia, hemoglobin disorders like sickle cell disease, malaria, artificial valves, severe exercise etc.
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
25%: 25% of all maternal deaths are due to hemorrhaging related to pregnancy. The frequency depends on where the mother is deliverying or receiving care. The rate is higher in third world countries more than in advanced care countries where blood transfusions, surgery and anesthesia are readily available. ...Read more
Splenic function: The spleen is a place where older red cells die after they age. The spleen is part of the reticuloendothelial system which includes the liver. The liver takes over. Interesting enough the spleen stores up to 1/3 of our circulating blood cells, so expect the blood counts to go up after a splenectomy ...Read more
No: Septic shock usually resolves in 24-48 hours, but may persist for a longer period if the infection is not under control, an abcess is lurking, or the heart and lungs were injured in the initial collapse. Talk to your ICU doctor and see what they are doing to turn around the septic shock, or if the illness is simply a recovery from severe injury (lung, heart, kidney, liver, etc). ...Read more
Hepatitis: Hepatitis B and C are bloodborne infections. Transmission occurs through exposure to infected blood that gets into your system through an open wound or through mucosa (mouth, eyes, genital, rectal, e.g.). Hepatitis A is acquired through contaminated food and water. You cannot get Hep B or C by touching someone who is infected. ...Read more
Opposite: Transfusions are given WHEN patient blood count is low to raise them up and try to prevent worsening of their condition or death. ...Read more
I had blood work done and my gyn said that my hemogoblin r to high I'm scared to die what can I do?
Hgb high.: Need to find out why your Hgb is too high. Could be that you are a smoker or maybe dehydrated? Lots of benign reasons for this. No need to panic. ...Read more
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