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Doctor insights on: Disposable Syringe Needle

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I'm curious as to what to do if a syringe needle gets stuck in your body?

I'm curious as to what to do if a syringe needle gets stuck in your body?

Pullit out: Normally there is a plastic hub on the top of the needle so if the needle came off the syringe just grab the hub pull out. If the needle broke off the hub have a needle nose plier grab the tip outside the skin and pull out. If the needle is in the skin and not visible go to ER ...Read more

Syringe (Definition)

A syringe is a simple pump consisting of a plunger that can be pulled and pushed along inside a cylindrical tube allowing the syringe to take in and expel a liquid or gas through an orifice at the open end of the tube. The open end of the syringe may be fitted with a needle for ...Read more


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There was a spec/thread at the tip of the syringe needle when i was going to give blood. Is it dangerous?

There was a spec/thread at the tip of the syringe needle when i was going to give blood. Is it dangerous?

Sterile needle?: Anything attached to the tip of the needle would raise the question of sterility. Discuss this with the blood bank and your physician. ...Read more

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Poked with hollow needle no barrel n plunger of syringe present just needle is there risk for hiv. I got little bleedinf?

Poked with hollow needle no barrel n plunger of syringe present just needle is there risk for hiv. I got little bleedinf?

Hard to say: Sorry i don't understand the full details of the stick..Try calling the cdc 1-800-232-4636 you can have a confidential, anonymous discussion of the circumstances. Good luck. ...Read more

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Hiv transmission risk with a used needle new syringe recently took a b12 injection bit nurse changed needle needle was looking clean

Hiv transmission risk with a used needle new syringe recently took a b12 injection bit nurse changed needle needle was looking clean

Unclear info: Sharing needles is a know risk factor for HIV, if one of the users has HIV. If the nurse used a new needle for the injection, there is no risk. 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. 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. ...Read more

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Can i get HIV by a puncture with discarded needles o syringes? How many time does the virus survive outside the body?

Can i get HIV by a puncture with discarded needles o syringes? How many time does the virus survive outside the body?

HIV: Hiv can be transmitted through needles and syringes contaminated with infected blood. Hiv may survive for up to four weeks in syringes after hiv-infected blood has been drawn up into the syringe and then flushed out. ...Read more

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Is there risk 4 HIV when get poked wirh needle in train sit. I got little red in my butt. I can not see whole syringe. Whatif needle is hollow type?

Is there risk 4 HIV when get poked wirh needle in train sit. I got little red in my butt. I can not see whole syringe. Whatif needle is hollow type?

Yes: There is a small risk of HIV if you have a needle stick exposure. See your doctor for recommended post-needle stick exposure testing recommendations. ...Read more

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Iam 27old ,idid hydrocele aspiration by needle ,after my doctor finish the process i saw the syringe was fullfluid and blood inside it ,is it danger?

Iam 27old ,idid hydrocele aspiration by needle ,after my doctor finish the process i saw the syringe was fullfluid and blood inside it ,is it danger?

Some times: during aspiration of hydrocele some times small amount blood may enter , speak to your doctor , most likely will return . surgery is more appropriate ,besides recurrence chance of getting infection is the risk by aspiration treatment. ...Read more

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I stepped on syringe needle lying outside dog hospital, is there a risk of rabies? Though no blood came out of my feet

I stepped on syringe needle lying outside dog hospital, is there a risk of rabies? Though no blood came out of my feet

No risk of rabies: Rabies vaccine given to dogs is a killed virus vaccine, so there is no risk. I believe you should not assume it is a syringe used on dogs, but perhaps one used by humans to inject drugs. In that case you should seek attention from urgent care for testing and prevention "as if" it were a needle stick from a contaminated syringe used by humans. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more