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Doctor insights on: Needle Prick Sensation In Chest

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Sharp shooting quick pain in chest, like quick needle prick, onsets for a day or two then subsides, comes back again. Clean diet, no drugs. Pls help.

Sharp shooting quick pain in chest, like quick needle prick, onsets for a day or two then subsides, comes back again. Clean diet, no drugs. Pls help.

Need more info: Would help to know what triggers the pain, what makes it better or worse once it starts (like breathing, coughing, movement or pressing on it), how long it lasts and any other associated symptoms (like shortness of breath or dizziness). Your description sounds most suspicious for musculoskeletal chest wall pain, but it could involve lungs or even (unlikely) the heart. Best check with your doctor. ...Read more

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Hi, my chest pain symptoms are: needle prick like stabs, heaviness in chest, hard to breathe, hurts to breathe or move. Tests are normal. Any ideas?

Hi, my chest pain symptoms are: needle prick like stabs, heaviness in chest, hard to breathe, hurts to breathe or move. Tests are normal. Any ideas?

Chest pains: Regardless, could be only muscle pain. However, pain in your chest is a serious medical condition. It is always a red flag and appointment with your PCP for re-evaluation or a cardiologist is warranted. Take care. ...Read more

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I woke up with very bad lower back pain and this pain on left side below my ribs feels like sharp needle prick pain what could that be and im feeling lightheaded?

I woke up with very bad lower back pain and this pain on left side below my ribs feels like sharp needle prick pain what could that be and im feeling lightheaded?

Be seen: There are multiple potential causes. The location you are describing is near the location of the left kidney and so kidney infection or kidney stone would be among the considerations. I would not hesitate to be seen for a specific diagnosis. ...Read more

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I keep suddenly getting a strange needle prick like sensation all over my body, like loads of needles pricking me in various places all over my body?

I keep suddenly getting a strange needle prick like sensation all over my body, like loads of needles pricking me in various places all over my body?

Need more info: A physician will need some more information about your medical history and any other possible symptoms. This could be as simple as dry skin or medication side effect or as complicated as liver, nerve or kidney dysfunction. Consider a virtual consult with Health Tap Concierge. ...Read more

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I am a heart attack and stroke victim of 2 years. I am getting needle prick sensations in my left foot. It seems to happen only at night. What is it?

I am a heart attack and stroke victim of 2 years. I am getting needle prick sensations in my left foot. It seems to happen only at night. What is it?

Neuritis: Has nothing to do with your heart attack and probably not your stroke either. This is a typical symptom (called paresthesia) of peripheral neuritis. There are many causes. The most common is diabetes but the list includes at least 50. Treatment depends on the cause. ...Read more

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Can you get herpes from a needle prick?

Can you get herpes from a needle prick?

Herpes simplex: If the needle had first touched another herpetic lesion and then immediately pricked you, yes that could happen. ...Read more

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Sewing needle prick wound with little blood after 24 hours, is there risky not cover the wound to touch things?

Sewing needle prick wound with little blood after 24 hours, is there risky not cover the wound to touch things?

Tetanus shot: I hope that you are up to date on tetanus immunization. While the risk is remote, it is not a bad idea to get a booster shot of tetanus if your last dose was more then 10 years ago. Otherwise a needle prick would seal itself in a day or so. ...Read more

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Needle prick pain in finger tips?

Needle prick pain in finger tips?

Needle prick pain: If mostly on thumb index and middle finger it could be carpal tunnel syndrome. If you're diabetic and present on all fingers it could be neuropathy. ...Read more

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Needle prick pain in stomach left n right comes n goes in seconds.

Needle prick pain in stomach left n right comes n goes in seconds.

Doubt anything serio: Sort lived sharp pains can occur in almost all of us and it is hard to pin point a cause. They usually go away if you ignore them. But any pain which is lasting more than 5-10 minutess and or it is progressively getting worse, requires a check up from a doctor. Without a physical examination, it is hard to tell you what it is. Most likely it is nothing serious. So try ignoring it for a week or two ...Read more

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Hiv from a needle-prick?

Hiv from a needle-prick?

Possible, depends...: It is possible to get hiv-infected from a needle prick (used by hiv+ person). However, depends on the needle bore size. If it is a thicker needle, you are at higher risk as there is more blood present in the needle than a thinner needle. It also depends on how soon after the blood was drawn that the needle prick occurred. If the blood is entirely dry on the needle, the risk is extremely low. ...Read more

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I noticed a small hole like occurence on my head near my hairline. Its small but noticeable; about the size of a needle prick. Should I be concerned?

I noticed a small hole like occurence on my head near my hairline. Its small but noticeable; about the size of a needle prick. Should I be concerned?

Enlarged pore: What you are describing sounds like an enlarged pore. Pores are a normal part of the skin, but if they become blocked or partially blocked, they can become enlarged. If it is not red, tender, or swollen, leave it alone, just be sure to wash your face well daily. If it becomes tender, you may try applying warm compresses. ...Read more

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I had sewing needle prick with a little blood. After 24 hours, can I catch any disease if I touch blood at the gas station. Thank you?

I had sewing needle prick with a little blood. After 24 hours, can I catch any disease if I touch blood at the gas station. Thank you?

Not recommended: I would not recommend touching blood at a gas station, no matter when you contact it. Any areas of broken skin would be especially vulnerable. ...Read more

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I had needle prick injury 5yrs ago by a needle used for skin testing. Is my chance of having HIV very high? Don't know if pt is HIV positive.

Very low: A prick from a high-titer HIV positive patient from a needle with hot, wet, fresh blood is one in 300. Everything else is way less. It's been five years. Why not get your "i'm a young man" HIV test and be done with it? ...Read more

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What are the chances of becoming infected with hepatitis, or hiv/aids by a slight needle prick?

What are the chances of becoming infected with hepatitis, or hiv/aids by a slight needle prick?

See below: If you have had a contaminated needle stick you you need to go immediately to see a physician and if at all possible you need to know the person that contaminated the needle-does he/she have hivt. ...Read more

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Can you get HIV with sewing needle prick open wound 24 hours old that contacts to gas pump which has blood on it?

Can you get HIV with sewing needle prick open wound 24 hours old that contacts to gas pump which has blood on it?

Please get help: A sewing needle prick is sealed by platelets within seconds and fibrin within a few minutes. Blood isn't going to get through. Hiv is a wimpy virus and won't survive on a gas pump. Zebra, you deserve better from life than to continue to suffer from these obsessive, fantastical, utterly-unrealistic fears. Please get with your physician and ask about mental health care. It will help. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Experience a painful lump on inner left buttocks, like needle prick. It's close to the coccyx/crease. Taking nitrofurantoin for UTI. Help?

Experience a painful lump on inner left buttocks, like needle prick. It's close to the coccyx/crease. Taking nitrofurantoin for UTI. Help?

See a doctor: In order to have this diagnosed appropriately you will have to be seen and examined. It is not likely that this is related to your UTI or to nitrofurantoin, but it sounds serious enough to warrant your being seen ASAP. Hope this is easy to manage & wish you better soon. ...Read more

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Can you get hepititis through a needle stick?

Can you get hepititis through a needle stick?

No.: Assuming you were using clean needles than you should not be abke to contract any transmissible diseases. ...Read more

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What can I do if I have a needle stick injury?

What can I do if I have a needle stick injury?

Seek immediate care: The risks of getting a blood borne infection from a needle stick are very low, but the consequences can be severe. Get in to see an occupational medicine specialist as soon as possible (or go to an ER if you can't be seen in a clinic right away). If a decision is made to take treatments to prevent infection time from the exposure is critical. ...Read more

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What should I do if I just suffered a needle stick injury?

What should I do if I just suffered a needle stick injury?

Needle stick injury: If you work in medical facility, file incident report & follow the facility's needle stick injury protol. If hiv-infected blood is involved, there are protocols & meds for prevention. Check with your supervisor. ...Read more

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What should you do if you get a needle-stick or similar injury that breaks the skin at work?

What should you do if you get a needle-stick or similar injury that breaks the skin at work?

See below: Go to occupational health and get evaluated immediately if the injury involved any other persons body fluids. ...Read more

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What should I do after needle stick exposure?

Be tested: And receive HIV prophylaxis if the needle came from an hiv+ person. Every hospital in usa should have a clear policy on this. ...Read more

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Accidental needle stick, what to expect with tests, treatment?

Accidental needle stick, what to expect with tests, treatment?

What kind?: What was the circumstances & needle type. Was the needle in contact with another person's blood first? Hollow needle or not? If it was in contact with another person did that person have transmissible disease risks? Can the other person be tested ffor hepatitis & hiv? Report the incident to your supervisor if it is a work related injury. An er can perform blood testing & review risks. ...Read more

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How serious is the occupational risk of needle stick injuries to health care, really?

How serious is the occupational risk of needle stick injuries to health care, really?

Yes: Very I was pregnant with my first child was stuck by hiv/hep c decided to pray had to wait 6 months for final clearance it is very real and very serious - I would not give up what I do since people who are in healthcare truly care. ...Read more

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In a clinical setting, is there any other way of getting hiv other than needle stick?

In a clinical setting, is there any other way of getting hiv other than needle stick?

HIV: Clinical transmission of the HIV virus other than sexual, and by needle stick, is very uncommon, but a few anecdotal cases have been reported, such as saliva transfer and breast milk transfer. A needle stick is the most risky, but splashing of blood from a syringe or test tube, especially if the blood contacted the eye, open wound in the skin, or mucous membranes can result in transmission.. ...Read more