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Dried Blood On Money
Sometimes we touch money with dried blood on it, if these blood contain hep c virsue can it transmit? If we have skin cracks on our hands or minor cuts, or cuts with dried blood (healing process). I am doing a big research about hep c so please help.
Unlikely: Dried blood would be unlikely to transmit any viruses - the general rule of hepatitis C transmission is 2% from a needle-stick injury from hepatitis C positive blood. It makes it a very unlikely case of transmission from this casual interaction. You may be aware that there were some cases reported of re-using needles or contaminated inkwells with hepC positive blood. ...Read more
Plasma donation: I don't know about donating whole blood for cash, but in my town (spokane, wa), there are a few plasma centers that will gladly pay you cash for donating plasma. The easiest way to find out what's available in your location is to probably google it. ...Read more
How often should blood work be done for a healthy adult? Assuming cost (time, money, etc) is not a factor.
Great question: Typically once a year - fasting cholesterol, liver function tests, thyroid testing, diabetes screening, kidney and blood count assessment are standard by age 40. From age 20-39 yearly to every other year is okay assuming good health. For certain chronic conditions at any age more frequent blood draws maybe recommended. ...Read more
Doc please help me my urine is full of blood this is the first day happen to me, the worst is I don't have ane money to see a doctor, I am a filipino.
I am on high blood pressure tablets but wen I exercise it comes down when I don't it goes up so I feel tablets are useless waste of time and money? ?
What can he do about sneezing blood due to his cold? He's pretty tight on money but isn't feeling well..
Thar She Blows!!!: OK. First, he's sneezing and not coughing-up blood, right? The blood is definitely coming from his nose. Now, it's not uncommon to blow-out some blood while blowing the nose (the lining of the nose can get pretty raw sometimes).And a more gentle blow, one nostril at a time might help that. But blood blasting-out while sneezing might indicate a problem. If 15 minutes of pinching doesn't help, see a doc ...Read more
I have no money and haven't been taking my blood pressure medicine. I can feel my heart beating harder than before. Is there any assistance or service?
Free clinic: There are free clinics in certain parts of cities and also there's the county services, usually associated with a hospital that's geared toward teaching! ...Read more
I don't have med insurance or money to see a dr to obtain a waiver for a pre employment physical screening. The screening requires my blood pressure to be at 140/90. My current level was 154/96. What are ways and remedies to lower my blood pressure?
Low cost BP meds: There are quite a few blood pressure medicines which are generic and available at very low cost - for example at Walmart they sell $4 prescriptions. Seeing a doctor or a nurse practitioner to get started is a good idea since high blood pressure causes stroke, kidney failure, and heart disease. Low salt diet, weight loss, and exercise may lower the BP a bit, but usually not 15 points. ...Read more
Hi I have a question I toke 2 pregnancy test at home and one was negative, but I have all the symptoms I went to the dr and they told me I have to take a blood test but I didn't have the money at the time and I have been irregular but this year I have ha
Hello.: Hello. Pregnancy symptoms can begin at the time you first miss your period. They can include some of the symptoms you are referring to: breast tenderness and swelling, widening girth and nausea or vomiting. Additional symptoms can include: lack of period, moodiness, increased frequency of urinating, headaches, insomnia, feeling tired, passing gas, just to mention a few. If you took the urine pregnancy test before you missed your period it would probably not be positive yet. Most women take the test at the time they miss their period. Sometimes, even if a woman is pregnant, the test shows a negative because the HCG titer is too low to trigger the test, I that case, it can be retaken a week or even earlier. Take care. ...Read more
I have had blood in my stool for about two months. What are the possible issues here? I am unemployed, with no money to spend on health care, but it is becoming more than just a novelty. (hope to find employment soon) the blood is mixed within the stool
If: If you are having bloody bowel movements, then you should be evaluated as soon as possible. Give your doctor a call. It could be anything from infection, anal fissures, hemorrhoids, to more serious causes such as inflammatory bowel disease, colon cancer, vascular malformation or bowel ischemia. Many issues, such as colon cancer, are more curable, the earlier they are caught, so don't delay any longer. When you do call your doctor, be sure to discuss the fact you have no insurance with the office staff. Many medical offices will devise payment plans or offer discounts to those who pay up front out of pocket. Good luck! ...Read more
Pain radiating from tailbone+anus when sitting for 6wks. No visual sign. Reg colonoscopy+blood. Doc rec MRI. Another said waste of money. Thoughts?
What do I do I have no money no insurance keep finding blood in stools n toilet paper. I'm a dad of two and married. They depend on me to take care of?
No insurance: This is becoming increasingly common in the us today unfortunately. It is distressing to both physicians and patients as we only control the cost of our labor. Physicians often give away services to the needy but our hands are tied when we need hospital and lab services to do our work. Check with your city social services to see if you qualify for assistance or see if your church can help you. ...Read more
Can you mix two drops of blood for STD home test kit? If negative, both are negative, if positive, one is. Save money this way.
No, used as advised: Do not try altering the method of testing as advised so to assure its accuracy. For potentially saving money, please take time to peruse the lists on the corresponding BUTTON on the left side of HOME of www. ForMeFirst. Com & articles listed on http://formefirst. Com/eNewsletter. Html & http://formefirst. Com/eMagicPowerUHL. Html; thereby you gain much insight on how to live a realistic long happy life. ...Read more
I've been having lower abdominal pains and after urinating when I wipe there's blood I don't have the money to see my gp right now am so scared please h?
May be urinary tract infection which needs antibiotics or vaginal/tube infection. Go to a doctor or hospital ER - it is my understanding emergencies are covered under the public health system; this is an emergency as it is serious if not treated
https://www. Health. Govt. Nz/new-zealand-health-system/eligibility-publicly-funded-health-services/guide-eligibility-publicly-funded-health-services ...Read more
I have been having this bowel discharge with blood for almost 2 weeka now. But I can't go to a doctor bcoz lack of money. Pls help me. Don't have idea..
Go to Emergency room: Blood in the stool can be a serious symptom. It can be a symptom of colitis or it could represent a symptom of colin cancer. If you go to your local er, they would do an initial exam, and hopefully would be able to refer you to a low-cost clinic or even see if you qualify for medicaid in order to pay for your medical treatment. ...Read more
My friend is urinating and vomiting blood. What could be the problem? She has no money to see a doctor. I just want to know if something can be done.
Blood w/clots in urine for weeks, comes&goes. Pain in side=severe, no pain/burn with urination. Nausea&severe dizziness. No insurance, no money.
I had this left ball having lump n no pain. Ultra sound says no circulation of blood n it looks kinda dead. So I really need a surgery since its a private hospital. I guess they are doing it for money. Help me out doc. Plz?
? Testicle: If this is a testicle and there is no blood supply, it will need to be removed. It has either become twisted or there is a problem with the testicle. All the best. ...Read more
I take birth control to regulate my period. I haven't taken it in about 8 months due to financial issues I am having what seems to be old blood why?
Depends: I do not have enough information about your health and history to tell you why you're passing old blood. This is likely anovulatory bleeding. ...Read more
I feel terrible that my parents are spending so much money for my contacts. Is it safe to use dried up contacts again?
No: Once a cl has "dried up" it is best to dispose of it and get a new pair. ...Read more
Need: A gyn exam. Don't delay. The causes include simple and not so simple reason. ...Read more
Can dried bodily fluid actually spread a "blood-borne pathogen" disease? Are there any documented cases?
Tough viruses: Well it's always good to know exactly what the circumstances are in order to give the best risk assessment. Unfortunately there are a few 'tough' viruses that can survive outside of the body for a short while - say in dried blood- that can later infect a person exposed to them. I think of hepatitis B as a prime example. Tough little virus there. Best to talk to an ID doc if you are concerned. ...Read more
I purchased a soda and received a dollar bill that looked like it had dried blood on it. Can dollar bills with dried blood transmit HIV?
Washed and dried a shirt last week if blood was on it can it still be infected if I touch it or if I put new clothes on it can it get on them?
Depends: When would you have touched the shirt? Before the blood had actually DRIED and you threw it in the washer? Or after you had washed it & it no longer had the stain on it? If before & IT WAS A FAIR AMOUNT & you had a cut or other open wound or rubbed your eyes then, that could be a problem. If after it was cleaned then, there's no problem. Shouldn't be a problem for other clothes washed with it. ...Read more
Hi, so I went on hikes with backpacks that weigh about 60 pounds or heavier. My toenails are now black. Or there is just dried blood under them.
Trauma: With added weight especially hiking more pressure is forced to the toes for added push off and also ground force pushing against bottom of toes into shoes causing trauma ...Read more