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Could I catch leukocytosis by touching someone's skin?

Could I catch leukocytosis by touching someone's skin?

No: Leukocytosis is not a disease. It is a medical term that refers to an elevation of white blood cells. White blood cells are produced in increased numbers when infection or inflammation is present. ...Read more

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Is their any other tests to get diagnosis for my case after positive ANA test, leukocytosis, sever joint pain and itchy skin patches ?

Is their any other tests to get diagnosis for my case after positive ANA test, leukocytosis, sever joint pain and itchy skin patches ?

Positive ana: There are many other tests that can help confirm a diagnosis. Additional blood tests to determine the exact antibody that is causing the positive ANA should be done. A skin biopsy may be indicated. It is possible that your doctor has already arrived at a diagnosis from your constellation of symptoms. ...Read more

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Can you catch skin cancer by touching the area that the other person has the skin cancer in ?

Can you catch skin cancer by touching the area that the other person has the skin cancer in ?

Absolutely Not!: All types of cancers no matter the type are a result of errors and damage to dna within the cells. This damage can transform cells so that they loose the ability to stop dividing and continue to grow and take over the area. There is no way to catch cancer from another person. However, certain cancers do have a genetic predisposition which may put family members at risk of developing cancers. ...Read more

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Can you catch HIV from touching HIV infected urine with the palm of the hands? No breaks in the skin.

Can you catch HIV from touching HIV infected urine with the palm of the hands? No breaks in the skin.

No HIV Risk: Nope. First HIV is not transmitted through urine. Ever. Second, HIV does not infect the skin. Skin is a complete barrier to HIV infection. This is not how HIV is caught. There is zero risk here. ...Read more

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Can just touching lead or have skin contact, harm you?

Can just touching lead or have skin contact, harm you?

No: No. Merely touching lead is not a problem, because the lead is still outside one's body. Of course, one should wash hands afterwards. A person can thoughtfully and safely handle lead bullets, buckshot, lead weights, etc... ...Read more

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When I stand up sometimes my vision starts to go& I need to catch myself. Once I put my head down &I'm okay I feel intense amount of pressure in head.

When I stand up sometimes my vision starts to go& I need to catch myself. Once I put my head down &I'm okay I feel intense amount of pressure in head.

I'm not sure these: two symptoms are related but they might be.Typically losing vision with standing up suggests a drop in blood pressure such that your eye is losing blood supply. Improvement by putting your head down supports this idea, but this isn't normal! Nor should you be feeling an "intense" pressure in your head. See your doctor/possible referrals to neurologist and ophthalmologist. Good wishes ...Read more

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Occasionally i fall forward but catch myself(lasts 2-3 sec) usually sitting but now and then while standing.My head sometimes aches afterward for ~1hr?

Occasionally i fall forward but catch myself(lasts 2-3 sec) usually sitting but now and then while standing.My head sometimes aches afterward for ~1hr?

Need to get a workup: This is pretty concerning if happening consistently. It could be a problem with your balance system (inner ear or cerebellum), your blood pressure, your heart, or the arteries in the neck that go to your head. Bottom line, see your doctor soon - we don't want you falling over and hitting your head! ...Read more