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What accomplishments is dr charles richard drew recognized for?

What accomplishments is dr charles richard drew recognized for?

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

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My cat bit my husband and drew a lot of blood, does my husband need a shot? My cat is vaccinated. Thx.

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

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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.

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

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After my daughter got six tubs of blood taken out she feels weak and headache. She did pass out after they drew the blood.?

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

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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 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?

Cat scratch: The bigger concern is cat scratch fever. If you should start running an unexplained fever or swollen lymph glands see your doctor or go yo the er immediately. ...Read more

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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!

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!

That sounds fine: Smile, and drop the used syringe into the sharps container. If this was not the patient's final Hepatitis A shot, be sure to schedule him for the next shot. ...Read more

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If they drew blood in the emergency room would they test it for mono?

If they drew blood in the emergency room would they test it for mono?

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

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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!!?

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

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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?

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

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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.

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

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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

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

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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?

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

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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?

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?

No: This is not an issue of tissue. Transmission of HIV in this fashion would be close to impossible (i always say that nothing is impossible). Stay away from unprotected sex, needle sharing, tissue transplantation and you will not get HIV disease. Good luck and best wishes. ...Read more

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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

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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?

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

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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.

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.

Troponin: Troponin elevation means that there was heart muscle damage. The cause however should be further investigated. If cardiac cath and echo are negative, other cause could be inflammation, myocarditis. Cardiac MRI might help. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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

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

Normal: The antecubital vein (in the fold of the elbow) is the most common place to have blood drawn. Put pressure on it for a few minutes afterwards and no problems should occur. Good luck with your anxiety! ...Read more

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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?

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

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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?

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

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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?

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

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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?

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

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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