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Touching other people's blood; what diseases can you get in the u.S.?

Touching other people's blood; what diseases can you get in the u.S.?

Bloodborne Disease: Blood born diseases include but are not limited to hiv, hepatitis b and hepatitis c. Wearing safety equipment like gloves is very important if you believe you may be exposed to blood at your job. ...Read more

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Can you get creutzfeldt jakob disease from a drop of blood touching you?

Can you get creutzfeldt jakob disease from a drop of blood touching you?

Probably not: Cjd or variant cjd (mad cow disease) is not transmitted by casual contact, and spouses or other family members have no higher risk than general population. A few cases of variant cjd have been reported after blood transfusion, but this put a large amount of contaminated blood directly into the body. Transmission from some blood on unbroken skin has never been reported and is very unlikely. ...Read more

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I get blood strands when I pee. What disease is this?

I get blood strands when I pee. What disease is this?

Several conditions: Several different underlying conditions can be associated with blood in the urine. Some include infections, kidney/bladder stones, inflammation, and possibly bladder tumors. In addition, medical kidney diseases can sometimes cause blood in the urine. It would be good to be examined by a doc or seen at a clinic and have some testing done. Take care of yourself. ...Read more

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Not for all, but some cases, when you donate blood and you come out clean, later in the years the person that received your blood can get a disease?

Not for all, but some cases, when you donate blood and you come out clean, later in the years the person that received your blood can get a disease?

No 100% certainty: Blood transfusions are recommended when the benefits are greater than the risks, but nothing's 100% certain.

In a perfect world, we could detect 100% of diseases with 100% sensitivity. As of today, we can detect the diseases we both know about, & can test for.

Before 1990s, there was no test for hepatitis C. Blood transfusions carrying it were given, & some people became sick many years after. ...Read more

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I have 3different blood disorders, mthfr677, pai1, and factor 8v34l. Can I get pregnant and if so what are the risks? S

I have 3different blood disorders, mthfr677, pai1, and factor 8v34l. Can I get pregnant and if so what are the risks? S

Yes.: You don't mention why these things were tested, usually because of infertility problems. It is still possible to get pregnant, but there is a potential risk miscarriage, toxemia, and blood clots complicating pregnancy. Sometimes, anticoagulants are given to prevent those complications. Talk with an OB who handles high risk pregnancy and infertility if appropriate. ...Read more

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Could a person get sheehan's disorder from blood loss during a hysterectomy?

Could a person get sheehan's disorder from blood loss during a hysterectomy?

Possible: It would certainly be possible, particularly if there were an underlying bleeding disorder. ...Read more

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My boyfriend won't sleep with me until I get tested for any and all blood diseases. Is this necessary?

My boyfriend won't sleep with me until I get tested for any and all blood diseases. Is this necessary?

Not at all: Does he have phobias which might need to be addressed by psychologist or psychiatrist? Sexually transmitted diseases can be almost 100% prevented by use of a condom. Maybe time has come to consider finding a new bf. ...Read more

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How many years one a persond should get health check up including complete blood test to avoid all diseases?

Good luck!: (at avoiding all diseases). We all will get sick at some time, and there is no evidence that getting frequent physical exams or even lab tests will prevent diseases. At best you MIGHT catch them earlier, but actually, following good daily health habits and being very alert to changes in your body (and THEN getting checked) is more likely to keep you healthy. See checklists on healthy living. ...Read more

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If someone who had a cut on their finger prepares your food could you get diseases from that food if blood accidentally gets in the given food?

If someone who had a cut on their finger prepares your food could you get diseases from that food if blood accidentally gets in the given food?

Almost impossible: It's rare for bacteria and viruses to be in someone's blood. There are rare exceptions like Hep B and HIV; however, even if blood containing those microbes got in your food, eating it wouldn't cause you to get infected. Those microbes need to get into your blood, not your stomach (where acid and enzymes would kill them). If you had an open cut in your mouth perhaps you could get it but so unlikely! ...Read more

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Can you contract HIV or other blood-borne diseases from eating a sandwich that had blood on it. How worried should I be and what testing should I get?

Can you contract HIV or other blood-borne diseases from eating a sandwich that had blood on it. How worried should I be and what testing should I get?

No worries.: This situation does not carry any risk for contracting HIV. You don't need to worry and you do not need any testing. Hope that helps. ...Read more

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Can you actually get a disease/virus from drinking human blood?

Can you actually get a disease/virus from drinking human blood?

Yes.: It is possible to become infected with viruses (such as hepatitis b and c and hiv) from drinking human blood. Do not drink human blood. That is a risky behavior. ...Read more

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Talesemia is genetic blood deasease, what the chances of my children to get talesemia if their mother is a carrier and I'm not?

Talesemia is genetic blood deasease, what the chances of my children to get talesemia if their mother is a carrier and I'm not?

Could be carriers: Carriers have one normal paired with one carrier (altered) gene. During the formation, there is 50% chance that either will make it into the egg. When paired with your normal gene at conception you have those two possibilities. So with every pregnancy, you have equal risk of producing a carrier child or one with normal genes. ...Read more

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Can you get aids from touching other peoples dry blood with your dry blood?

Can you get aids from touching other peoples dry blood with your dry blood?

No: Dried blood is not infectious. In addition, as long as your skin is intact in the area you are touching the dried blood, there is no risk. The danger would be if the blood was not dried and your skin was not intact. For instance, if you had an open sore and came in contact with hiv-infected blood (not dried), this would be higher risk. ...Read more

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Which blood-borne diseases can you get from eating food contaminated with infected blood?

Which blood-borne diseases can you get from eating food contaminated with infected blood?

None: Blood borne infections are rarely (if ever) acquired by oral exposure. Transmission of HIV, viral hepatitis, and other blood born infections usually requires direct exposure to blood through wounds, shared drug injection equipment, or sex. You don't need to worry about blood on food. ...Read more

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Can you get any diseases from blood that is 2 weeks old? If your shirt hits into it and your arm touches your shirt can you get anything?

No risk, no worries: Such fleeting, superficial contact with blood -- even fresh, wet blood -- carries no significant risk for any infection. And the risk is for sure zero for old, dry blood. Don't worry about it. ...Read more

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Dried snot in wall of restaurant bathroom, the snot was blood tinged at edges but appeared dried. If my toddler touched it could she get a disease?

Dried snot in wall of restaurant bathroom, the snot was blood tinged at edges but appeared dried. If my toddler touched it could she get a disease?

It depends...: Avoidance of inappropriate contact with body fluids is of absolute importance, the risk of infection will depend on a lot of factors. At the least I hope your baby has received all childhood recommended vaccinations.
If she only touched and has no open wound and did not put her soiled finger in her mouth then a thorough hand washing with soap and water will prove protective.... ...Read more

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If I go to the doctor for osgood schlatters disease with I get a shot or blood work?

No: Osgood schlatters disease is associated with the tibial tubercle apophysis, or growth plate. In simple terms, the patella tendon inserts on this tibial tubercle, that is the bump just below the knee cap, where the tendon inserts to the lower leg. For teens, the force of the tendon pulling on the tubercle can cause some of the bone to avulse off the tubercle causing pain. There is no lab test. ...Read more

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Can my boyfriend get any diseases or infections if he gets period blood on his penis?

Not unless: You yourself have a transmissible disease. Menstrual blood is not dangerous by itself. ...Read more

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63 yr old male with CAD and heart disease. Can't get heart rate out of 80's on treadmill or recumbent bike. Do not take any blood pressure drugs.

63 yr old male with CAD and heart disease. Can't get heart rate out of 80's on treadmill or recumbent bike. Do not take any blood pressure drugs.

CAD: As long as you don't have any symptoms like dizziness, loss of consciousness, you don't have to worry about the heart rate. Resting heart rate more than 50 is acceptable. Some athletic persons has slower heartrate. If this low heart rate is something new, you should see your doc asap. ...Read more

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Do people ever get a thyroid disease and that does not show up in the blood?

Yes: Patients can have normal function of the thyroid which is measured by blood test but have an enlarged thyroid or thyroid nodules which are seen with imaging. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if I could get a blood test for various diseases at one time?

Can you tell me if I could get a blood test for various diseases at one time?

Yes and no: There are routine checks but others are more specific to determine potential causes for specific symptoms that are relevant to you. ...Read more