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Dried Blood On Paper
I had a cotton swob that touched dried blood on paper before touching my wound (from taking blood from a needle), are the chances high of catching he?
No: I would say the chances are pretty slim of catching any disease this way. There is no risk of catching HIV this way. The most contagious virus would be hepatitis B, and the odds of the blood being contaminated by this virus is very small in Canada. The entire country only had 2000 known cases out of a population of 35 million! Pretty slim odds of coming in contact with Hep B! ...Read more
Can you get any diseases if you use a toilet and the toilet paper has dried blood and you didn't notice and you wipe yourself?
Unlikely: I have always maintained that nothing is impossible, but this sounds reasonably close. ...Read more
Blood was lying on plain normal paper & got clotted and dried within 15-20 minutes naturally. What are the chances to survive HIV virus in this event?
Asked and Answered: The risk is zero. You have been taught this now several times. You did not get HIV from this. It sounds to me like you have developed a mental condition known as HIV paranoia and it is time to get to see your family doctor or a good therapist who can address your outsized fears and anxieties. Iff you have a new question please bring that to us. But your question has been answered accurately. ...Read more
Can water destroy hep c on an object if I were to wash dried blood off an object with water if I scrub with dish soap and paper towel without gloves
I cleaned drops of dried blood without gloves using dish soap and paper towel should I worry that I got infectdd with hep c or HIV washed h20 1st?
Unlikely if.,: If you have no injury on your hand this will be unlikely. All biological matterials need to handeld more carefully. You should follow up with your PCP if there is any symptoms. You should also inform your PCP about the incident. I hope this helps. ...Read more
Can you catch anything from dried blood? Somehow my roommate got menstral blood on toilet paper roll. Realized there was a drop on after wiping after urinating. Worried now.
Usually, not...: The odd to contract anything is next to zero in the described scenario as long as there is no breakdown of the first line of natural barrier, that is, skin injury - either microscopic or obvious. So, don't worry and live on. More? Be timely counseled. More? Contact me at www. HealthTap. Com/dr-Lin with RQPWJC to log in for appointments. ...Read more
My pal moved into new apt and there was dried blood on the sill. She wiped it up with a wet paper towel only- is it still infected/hep c/virus?
No: Not considered significant exposure by the way you describe the findings ...Read more
Washing not mine, dried blood off object why lowrisk for blood borne pathogens with paper towel dish soap and water? Washed hands after with soap
Low risk: Low risk, unless you have an open wound and blood from someone with a known blood-borne pathogen. The risk is still less than being injected with that blood. ...Read more
I am 32 years old. My period is never off more than 2 or 3 days late. I am now 5 days late. I have had some dried blood come out on my toilette paper but nothing consistent with a period. I have take 3 pregnancy test and they all have came back negative.
Menstrual irregularities are not uncommon and anovulatory cycle is a common cause. If you miss more than two periods it would be time to see your doctor. If you do not wish to be pregnant, use contraception all the time. You may consider implanted contraceptive or an IUD.
Consult this site for more information on this topic.
http://www. Nichd. Nih. Gov/health/topics/menstruation/conditioninfo/Pages/causes. Aspx
Practice safe sex. ...Read more
I have lose brown bloody stool with lots of gas. The blood looks brown on tissue paper too, like old dried blood. Seems like old blood passing through?
Need to see doctor:
If you are passing blood in stool, that warrants seeing your doctor, 1. to confirm if it is blood, 2. If it is blood, it is imperative to ascertain the cause of bleeding. Treatment would have to geared to address the cause.
Wish you good health. ...Read more
I've had a funky cold (see previous question)and in the morning the roof of my mouth is coated in mucus--some of it is dried. I wiped some out with some toilet paper, and it came back with blood on it.
Sorry: Questions are not linked. If your nose is really dry it can cause some blood. It could drip down into your throat. Also wiping the top of your roof of your mouth can cause disruption of the tissue and a bit of blood too. I would not worry too much about a little dried blood! ...Read more
I went to get blood drawn today and I realized there was blood next to the pen it seemed like dried blood I had to sign some papers could I get infec?
Blood: Nope. First you did not get this blood inside of you. Your skin is a perfect barrier. Two the blood if that was what it was was sitting on an inanimate object and most likely dried. Please do not build this up into a big deal. It is not a bid deal. ...Read more
I had a BM last night and when I wiped I saw there was blood in the toilet and on the paper. The whole paper was full of bright blood. I'm scared?
See a doctor: You probably should seek medical attention right away. Bleeding can be from hemorrhoids or trauma, but you want to make sure it's not something more serious. ...Read more
You need a medical c: A medical check up is advised as rectal bleeding can be a manifestation of serious causes like cancer although the most common cause is hemorrhoids. But only a medical examination by your doctor can find out what is the cause in your case. Do not delay it as it can become a serious problem if delayed for long. ...Read more
See your doctor.: It is wise to have your doctor to check it out. Usually due to a hemorrhoid which is swollen vein around the anus, or a tear in the anal opening. Either problem can be caused by constipation and hard stools. Hemorrhoid medications will help this heal along with stool softener to prevent any further hard stools. ...Read more
See your dr.: At your age, is it most likely a samll laceration or hemorrhoid, but seeing a Dr. And getting an exam is always the best thing to do, to assure all is truly well. Best wishes. ...Read more
Please: Consider having an adult or someone who is at least 16 years old ask this question for you. You need to be at least 16 years old to post questions on healthtap. Thanks. ...Read more
Yes Get it checked:
At age of 22 bright blood on toilet paper should be checked
Most common cause is Hemorroids or anal tear due to chronic constipation.But can also be caused by Rectal or colon Polyps.And you may need colonoscopy.At your age it is rather rare to have cancer of the colon if there is no family history
So first a check up with rectal exam and if indicated Colonoscopy
Get it checked. Good Luck ...Read more
If I touched dry blood on a paper towel and it contacted a cut on my skin, could I catch something?
Depends: It depends on many different factors including the disease and length of time the blood was outside the host. As such, it is hard to answer your question accurately. ...Read more
I sometimes find blood on my toilet paper after going to the toilet. What are common causes of this?
Needs investigation: Red blood in stool comes from colon, rectum or anal area. It can be due to 1 hemorroids2 polyps in colon or rectum3 inflammation and ulceration in rectum or colon4 tumors in colon, rectum or anal area, like colon or rectal cancer. I will recommend that you consult your doctor or a gastroenterologist as you may need colonoscopy to find out the cause of bleeding and treat appropriatl. ...Read more
How much blood would be visible on the toilet paper from a mild hem (internal or external)? And if they are mild?
Depends.: If you see blood on your toilet paper, you cannot assume it is a hemorrhoid, although that is probably the most common cause. Let your doctor examine you to make sure it is not something more serious, such as a tumor. Tumors caught early are usually completely curable. ...Read more
I noticed a little blood stain on the tissue paper I used to wipe my anus after using the toilet. Please what can this be?
Probably minor: The possibilities are numerous. However, for an 18 year ago the most likely cause is a mild local irritation. However, in the bleeding persists you need to have it evaluated. ...Read more
I ovulated 5/12/15 and today I wiped and there was a very light pink blood on the tolit paper. It done it twice only when I wipe.
Unrelated?: Very light pink blood on the toilet paper 10 days after ovulation could be due to implantation if you have been having unprotected intercourse but it could also be s sign of a UTI starting or a kidney stone. If your period is late or abnormal you should do a pregnancy test and if you start having pain or the bleeding with urination increases, you need to see your PCP. Hope this helps. ...Read more
Blood on paper when I normally wipe my butt. Later i'll get the feeling I didn't wipe so good and it looks like old brown/red blood mixed together.?
Get eval: Blood in the stool is never normal. Best for you to get the heme + stool evaluated. Best wishes. ...Read more
My dog's blood result for stafilacoc shows 1/50 when norm is 1/25 as it was written on a results paper. Should I worry? Mysonis1.10yo. Should I worry?
When I go number 2 the past couple times I have seen alittle blood in the toilet and on the toilet paper when I wipe. I'm in no pain and no discomfort when I go.
If: If it is bright red it might be due to internal or external hemorrhoids or passing dry, rough stools if constipated. This may be a one time thing. However, if it continues more than a couple of days, suggest you contact your doctor. Your doctor can check you to ensure the cause is something benign. ...Read more