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If You Are Touching Someone Who Is Hit By A Taser Will You Be Electrocuted Too
Probably not: For a bystander get the 5 seconds of high voltage when touching somebody else who is getting taser'd, the bystander would have to conduct electricity very well. The electricity wants to go from one prong to the other, so travels in between the prongs. However, if the main person got hit with one prong and the bystander with the other prong, the electricity would have to travel through both people. ...Read more
Maybe not: A taser might damage implanted devices, although some studies done on pigs found the 5-seconds of high voltage did not damage pacemakers or implanted defibrillators. Those devices likely have safety features to block high voltage electrical currents. Not sure if a defribillator could reset the heart if a taser created an abnormal rhythm, but the studies suggest the defribrillator would still work. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Treatment: Please seek immediate medical care.Get a more detailed answer ›
Yes indeed: As a pathologist, these are some of the most difficult cases. Lightning can strike from a clear sky, and a person's last act may be to put down a defective power tool that shocked them -- or a foreman may hide or repair the tool before police arrive. Hundreds of people die of electrocution stopping the heart just in the usa every year. ...Read more
Not likely: Clips generally become incorporated with scar, so it is very unlikely that a taser gun would dislodge them ...Read more
My fingers are consistently feeling as if I'm being electrocuted no matter what I touch or do. This has gradually gotten worse the past few weeks.
Soounds neurological: Go see your friendly neighborhood neurologist and explain yourself to him. ...Read more
I have a titanium plate in my neck and I was wondering if I were to get tased by a taser what would happen to me?
Probably nothing: Other than the effects of the taser on your muscles. ...Read more
What would cause vertical lines and wrinkling of fingertips as well as the sensation of being electrocuted in arms?
See derm: See dermatologist to have wrinkles evaluation and see neurologist for the electrocution feeling. You may need tests to find out what's wrong. ...Read more
I feel like I'm being electrocuted up my vagina or like stabbed with a knife. What is this?? It only happens every once in a while.
Not sure: There isn't enough information without an examination to answer your question but a GYN M visit can. ...Read more
I've got electrocuted about half an hour ago, and I just wanted to know if I should go to a doctor to get checked, or it's not a big deal?
Electrocution: IT IS A VERY BIG DEAL!! Electrocution can lead to heart arrythmias which can be fatal. Thermal injury can occur not only on the skin but also internally. Muscle breakdown called rhabdomyolysis is also common. The Emergency Department is the appropriate venue for evaluation following electrocution. It is not advisable to operate a motor vehicle following electrocution. 911 can provide an ambulance. ...Read more
Pain in lower pelvic region directly between hipbones. Hurts when pressed and hurts when going to the bathroom. Feels like being electrocuted?
I used a earpiece that's spoiled and I felt like I got electrocuted while using it and got a little headache. Will it affect my eyes?
18 months baby electrocuted from the plug that converts the american adapter to european for a short time. She looks fine but will something happen?
Have her seen: Electrical arcing from a wall outlet seldom produces more than localized burns, depending on where the current goes. If it went through the body and exited from the other side the trip across may have damaged the heart muscle, which would not show outward signs in a brief exposure. I would have her seen in an urgent care setting and run heart enzymes to be sure. Any burns could also be assessed ...Read more
My 17 month old likes holding onto the cords to our lamps. I have to peel her hands off of it. What are the chances she could get electrocuted?
It can: If directed over device.Get a more detailed answer ›
Pain in lower pelvic region Hurts when pressed and hurts when going to the bathroom. Feels like being electrocuted? Doesn't burn when peeing
See Doc...: You need to be checked out if you have UTI or PID/STD/pelvic organ disorders or Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) or inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). To do so, collect the information on the onset, degree, and progress of the symptoms with their detailed sequence of events, and bring those to Doc for analysis, physicals, possible tests so to deduce possible Dx for proposing Rx timely. Best wish... ...Read more
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