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Can You Get Diseases From Touching An Object With Blood On It
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
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
Unlikely: Try writing on paper instead but writing on your hand may be odd but not dangerous. ...Read more
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
I went to mcdonalds sat down then got up to get napkins I come back and my straw has blood on it can I get a disease I don't know who would do this?
McDonalds: Sorry this happened but it is unlikely to be an issue for you. ...Read more
CBT: Consider cogntive behavioral therapy with a good psychologist. ...Read more
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
Possible: It would certainly be possible, particularly if there were an underlying bleeding disorder. ...Read more
My boyfriend won't sleep with me until I get tested for any and all blood diseases. Is this necessary?
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
Can you get any diseases if you use a toilet and the toilet paper has dried blood and you didn't notice and you wipe yourself?
Unlikely: I have always maintained that nothing is impossible, but this sounds reasonably close. ...Read more
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
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?
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
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
No: There is no evidence for human to human transfer of alzheimer's disease. ...Read more
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
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
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?
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
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
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
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
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