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Can I Get pregnant by sitting on semen on a toilet seat?

Can I Get pregnant by sitting on semen on a toilet seat?

Unlikely, how fresh: Sperm will not survive out side unless preserved by special techniques as in sperm bank. Maintain good hygiene , if toilet seat is dirty clean it before sitting on it. ...Read more

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Could an back injury from a table that fell on back be noticed after 3-4yrs? Wooden coffee table fell on back while on all fours on floor

Could an back injury from a table that fell on back be noticed after 3-4yrs? Wooden coffee table fell on back while on all fours on floor

Back injury: Certainly anything is possible. However considering your young age i would look for other causes for sure. See your primary care doctor or an orthopedic surgeon for more evaluation. ...Read more

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I walked in urine then stood on bag picked up the bag can you get hiv.On the way home shoes touched floor of car dropped phone on floor next day. Hiv?

I walked in urine then stood on bag picked up the bag can you get hiv.On the way home shoes touched floor of car dropped phone on floor next day. Hiv?

HIV is Hard To Get: Where does it say you can get HIV this way? There is nothing in your story about a sexual contact directly or a blood to blood exposure. No, as you very well know, you cannot get HIV casually. You are smarter than this. ...Read more

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On and off leg pain in both legs for 2 weeks.Dull/cramping.No warmth or swelling.I do sit on a hard chair working on computer.

On and off leg pain in both legs for 2 weeks.Dull/cramping.No warmth or swelling.I do sit on a hard chair working on computer.

I presume from the: brief history collected and associated with your question that you are pregnant.This is the most likely explanation for your problem, along with calcium, magnesium or potassium irregularities. Leg cramps may be caused by the additional weight gain of pregnancy and circulatory changes.Pressure from the growing baby may be placed on nerves and blood vessels going to legs. I would review with your OB ...Read more

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Wiped shoes with a wipe, gloves on as not my blood on sole of shoe, while taking glove off i knocked used wipe, finger has popped burn blister. Hiv?

Unliekly: It is very unlikely you could develop HIV but for piece of mind you can have an HIV blood test if your physician agrees. Hepatitis b is more of a risk ( note this is advice only. You must contact your primary care physician or podiatrist for an examination). ...Read more

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Will I get infection from hand sanitizer being on my bottom? On the road spring break :{}

Will I get infection from hand sanitizer being on my bottom? On the road spring break :{}

What?: You have hand sanitizer on your bottom? Why? In general, i would avoid application of anything (except soap/water) to the genital area. However, we will need more information in order to answer you. ...Read more

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Blood in toilet and on toilet paper after using restroom. 11 yrs old?

Blood in toilet and on toilet paper after using restroom.  11 yrs old?

See doc: There are multiple causes for the symptoms you are describing ranging from hemorrhoids to inflammatory diseases of the GI tract. I would recommend having the child see their health care provider where a careful medical history and physical exam can be performed. ...Read more

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While sitting when i put hands on the tops of my knees to stand they do a kick reflex is that normal?

While sitting when i put hands on the tops of my knees to stand they do a kick reflex is that normal?

Hyperreflexia: It sounds a bit extreme to cause a kick (patellar) reflex just by placing your hands on your knees. Go see your doctor for possible hyperthyroidism etc. Check out http://en.Wikipedia.Org/wiki/hyperreflexia. ...Read more

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What is HIV risk of sitting on a toilet seat with possible cuts with smeared blood on toilet seat?

What is HIV risk of sitting on a toilet seat with possible cuts with smeared blood on toilet seat?

Made For The Movies: For starters,there's an episode of 'American Horror Story' that might show you an answer,but short of that, all you can say is that the exposure of broken skin to blood provides a more likely route of entry of the HIV virus than intact skin.If the cuts were new,even more.If deep,even more and,the clincher,the blood has to have HIV in it in appreciable amounts and be fresh.So,unlikely, but not 100% ...Read more

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Back of leg touched the bottom of toilet seat when sitting on it, I washed with soap in shower afterwards, will it kill the germs or will i get sick?

Back of leg touched the bottom of toilet seat when sitting on it, I washed with soap in shower afterwards, will it kill the germs or will i get sick?

Prevention: Its really good that you washed the area with soap and water. Even though it does not kill all the germs, in a general healthy person this is good as long as skin is intact. You can also use antibacterial soap as well but still not all germs die. And that does not mean that you would get sick either. You have taken the right measures. ...Read more

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Dropped socks on floor then picked up after touching dirty work clothes if bodily fluids were on clothes and I put socks on cuts would I get hiv?

Dropped socks on floor then picked up after touching dirty work clothes if bodily fluids were on clothes and I put socks on cuts would I get hiv?

Remote: The risk is remote but nothing is impossible given so many unknowns in this scenario.. I would not lose sleep over it but if you are greatly concerned, get tested in about 3 months. ...Read more