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Blood banker: He was a American pathologist of African descent who made major contributions to blood banking, including large-scale storage and transportation of units. There is a false story that he died because he was refused a blood transfusion because of his race. Blood was segregated at the time because of bizarre politics and the danger of violence, but this was not a factor in his death. ...Read more
My cat bit my husband and drew a lot of blood, does my husband need a shot? My cat is vaccinated. Thx.
? shot?: If he hasn't had a tetanus shot in a decade it is always a consideration. Any wound in the skin can allow the tetanus spores in to start that process. With cat bites there is a significant risk of a cellulitis due to their mouth germs, so thorough cleaning and close monitoring are important. ...Read more
My son has a bite with clear fluid coming out. It is red and warm. I just drew a circle around it to watch progress.
Possible Infection: Greetings. Sometimes insect bites can become infected. Redness and warmth at the site can be a sign of infection. I recommend having the area looked at by a doctor to check for infection and assess whether antibiotics are needed. Best Regards. ...Read more
A person drew a lot on my face using 'sharpie' permanent marker. Will this be dangerous? I've only got this much marker on my skin twice. Thanks
No: Unless it's infected if it is see a doctor ...Read more
Hi can tell me why a stable fly or some similar bite me at the zoo drew blood and my health has deteriorated with 2 years with chronic conditions and?
After my daughter got six tubs of blood taken out she feels weak and headache. She did pass out after they drew the blood.?
Likely illness Sx: Six tubes or about 2 tablespoons of blood are not enough to cause instability in anyone over about 40 lb. If the person fainted at the time blood was drawn it is likely just the fainting response all can have, not the volume taken. Persistence of any faint feeling & headache can also be due to a combination of feeling unwell, stress, fatigue, poor hydration & reaction to the draw. ...Read more
I was lightly bitten and scratched by a stray cat. The scratch drew a little blood. Bite didn't break skin. I had tetanus shot this year. Worry?
I gave a hep A inj. And when I I drew back there was no blood in syringe after I pushed the medication in I noticed blood in syringe. What do I do!
Not automatically: There are thousands of tests that can be run on a blood sample. These range from a simple blood sugar to your chromosome pattern or DNA.Unless a test is ordered specifically, it is not run at random and available for review. Each test requires specific quantity & sample type. They also incur a cost in equipment/additives/time. ...Read more
I will be tested for the carrier gene of haemophilia a. I have already drew up a family tree but what other information will they want?
My finger was pricked by a sharp guitar string it drew a little blood this was about three hours ago but that spot hurts bad now what should I do!!?
Clean wound: The most important thing to do with a wound is to clean it thoroughly with copious water and soap. We use minor wounds as a reminder of the need for tetanus immunization. If you have not had a tetanus booster in more than 10 years, you should get another booster shot for tetanus now (The usual booster shot also protects against diphtheria). ...Read more
Had asmall amount of blood in syringe after I injected my humira (adalimumab). There was none when I drew back before I started. I bled more than normal on exit?
You hit something: You probably hit a small blood vessel. As long as there is no significant bleeding you should be fine. ...Read more
My 5 year old got out of the shower and I noticed his arms and part of his chest look like he drew on them with pen. What does that mean?
Skin writing: Thsi is called dermatographia. The characteristic of the skin to have lines that look like writing or having taken your nails and ran up and down on the skin is not unusual. It usually is a very benign condition. It usually more prominent with hot showers or hot water. Ask you family doctor at the next visit of the child to the doctor ...Read more
CBC was ok. Day later drew a "full iron panel" (what's that & why check?) & said my iron levels were very low & put me on ferrous sulfate 325 mg.
Iron deficiency: Most of the time iron deficiency is detected when the CBC is abnormal. However, some cases may still show numbers in the normal range, but tending towards a pattern consistent with iron deficiency. If the iron, iron binding and serum ferritin (panel) all point to deficiency then treatment is good. But should also ask why iron is low. ...Read more
4-5 days ago I cut myself. It was a huge mistake and as soon as I did it I felt disgusted. They BARELY drew blood. Will the scars go away soon? Help
Please Get Help!: Everyone differs in how fast/well they heal. It can take up to 6 mos for permanent appearance of scar. U can try Mederma cream to help fade and thin scar appearance. Dermatologists/plasitc surgeons can also improve them. It seems like yours are not deep or serious. I am far more concerned with why u cut yourself, how u feel, and what is going on in ur life. Please see therapist to address this. ...Read more
Spotted 4 tiny red dots on my left leg. Looks like sb took a red fine tip pen & drew 4 dots in a row equally spaced. Seems to be dried blood. Any idea?
Uncertain: Bed bug bites may have no sx's/signs except for 2 small skin puncture points. A reaction may show from an hr to several days later. It can cause itchy, pink, swollen, lesions w clear center. If hypersensite blisters may occur. A telltale sign is linear track of lesions from sequential feedings – but doesn't always occur. Bites are in areas exposed while sleeping-arms, shoulders, neck ; legs. ...Read more
Advice please? My 4 yr old drew permanent marker on the end of his penis. Can he get an infection?
It will come: Off with some time and is not likely to cause an infection. ...Read more
They drew my blood from my arm now it's red where she did and all around it with a bruise it this normal?
Yes: Sometimes the blood leaks from the vein into the surrounding tissues and causes the bruise. ...Read more
Nurse had healing cuts on fingers. Drew my blood w/o gloves. Top concern is her grabbing tissue, putting it on my bleeding. Should ask her to test 4 hiv?
At work today I pricked my hand and which drew blood (tiny amount) on an unknown object. Do I need a hepatitis test?
Impossible: Hepatitis is not just lying around on inanimate objects. Was the object you same in contact in contact with medical equipment? Blood in a hospital, clinic, or lab? ...Read more
Need help docs! My 4 yr old drew permanent marker on the end of his penis and all over himself. Can he get an infection?
It will fade: Luckily, the marker should not trigger any risk of infection. In time the skin cells coated by the marker will eventually shed and the no long term effect should occur. ...Read more
In 2010 I was taken to the hospital for severe chest pains (at 32 yrs old) when they drew blood my triponin was at 41.7.
I went for my yearly exam at the gyno. They drew blood and took a urine sample. What all do they screen for using those samples?
Diff things: First, never be afraid or timid to ask questions of your doctor to educate yourself. This is how you become active participant of your own health. Things checked include glucose, hemoglobin, protein or glucose in your urine, cholesterol levels. It all depends on your risk factors for certain diseases, family history, any symptoms. Call your doctor to come in and discuss your results. Good health. ...Read more
I had blood drawn. The lady drew from a deep vein in my elbow crease. Is that normal? Is there any risk of damage or clots? Worry wort
Otherwise healthy 9y/o blood platelet count is 41, 000. Drew blood again, waiting on results. If still low, what tests will dr order next?
ITP / TTP WORKUP: Test that evaluate the immune system and Splenetic function. Probably refer you to a pediatric hematologist ...Read more
So I just noticed that I can see a long vein on my forehead it's not buldging it looks like someone drew it on. Is there a reason for it?
Nothing other than: Your wonderfully unique anatomy! Some people just have a prominent vein there (we all have them, some just have more prominent ones) and with a combination of perhaps thinner skin, stress causing higher good pressure, it can pop out (think Julia Roberts, Angelina Jolie, Tom Cruise!) and be noticeable. You're in good company:) Stay well! ...Read more
I'm an allergy rn. I was giving allergy test w/skin picks. I poked myself after poking patient. I don't think it drew blood. How high is my risk?
Universal Precaution: I am surprised by your question. Did you inform your employer? There is a standard procedure in health care when a needle stick injury occurs that includes testing and treatment for prevention of infection. ...Read more
I was bitten by an unvaccinated dog 9 days ago on the leg which drew blood. Is it possible to contract rabies if the dog is still alive right now?
Unlikely: If the dog is acting normal then much less likely. Textbooks say that if after 10 days the dog is fine then you are also. ...Read more
If drew a line down middle of my upper chest to the right of the line, about 2 inches from the line aches at times could it be my asthma or heart?
Very nonspecific: Description of your problem to give you a factual good base opinion. But, if you are coughing because your asthma, chest wall pain can occur due to minor costochondral sprains. If the pain is a pressure pain associates with activities and improving with rest, a coronary syndrome have to be r/o. See your physician for a better history and physical exam. ...Read more
Doctor told me I had no sinitis but a lot of proteins in my blood she said not to worry, the test she drew was spep, why do I have lots of proteins?
It needs further tes:
Excess of proteins in the blood can occur due to a number of medical conditions, some of which are infections or are of inflammatory in nature. Therefore, you should seek full evaluation to find the cause and confirm if this probelm is real or a lab error.
An internist or hematologist can easily investigate this problem. ...Read more