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Dr. Ronald Krauser
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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3yr old cut finger wd knife. Put Band aid for 3nights 2days. Thn let it open in air but It start bleed again after few hrs, applied Band aid, worried?

3yr old cut finger wd knife. Put Band aid for 3nights 2days. Thn let it open in air but It start bleed again after few hrs, applied Band aid, worried?

See MD bring to ER: Bring your child to the ER for an evaluation. Anytime there is a laceration, make sure you visit an MD immediately. Rule out damage to blood vessels, nerves, infection, fracture. Good luck. ...Read more

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Used bandaid with polymyxin b sulfate &bacitracin on a cut finger in 1st trimester. Also cooked food using that bandaid. Can it pose risk to baby?

Used bandaid with polymyxin b sulfate &bacitracin on a cut finger in 1st trimester. Also cooked food using that bandaid. Can it pose risk to baby?

No worries: Using a Bandaid, having polymyxin B and bacitracin on a finger cut, having a minor finger cut, or cooking food while having a Bandaid on, should not change anything in the baby fetus's life. No worries. ...Read more

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Without thinking I handled raw beef and I have some very small open cuts on my fingers. I'm 17 weeks pregnant. Could this hurt the baby?

Without thinking I handled raw beef and I have some very small open cuts on my fingers. I'm 17 weeks pregnant. Could this hurt the baby?

Wash hands well: Thoroughly wash hands well with soap and water. Keep wounds covered with band-aids, dressings. Monitor for sign and symptoms of infections. Be careful taking medications as this may harm the fetus. Consult your ob-gyn before doing so. Call your doctor for further advice. ...Read more

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My husband does not like have a baby. But iam very like. If I get sperm on my finger and then put it in my vagina could I get pregnant?

My husband does not like have a baby. But iam very like. If I get sperm on my finger and then put it in my vagina could I get pregnant?

Possible, not good: With the distinction between a "yes" and a "no" vote, you really need to work this decision through with your husband in advance, rather than "spring" pregnancy on him and "see how it goes" (...Or if he goes...). ...Read more

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I've cut my finger while cutting beetroot, I washed my finger with alcohol and put some iodine, shuold I worry of infection now? Pregnant 37 weeks

I've cut my finger while cutting beetroot, I washed my finger with alcohol and put some iodine, shuold I worry of infection now? Pregnant 37 weeks

No: Keep and eye on the area and if it becomes red, hot, tender and painful, swollen or shows a discharge that looks like pus, see a doctor. Otherwise it should heal ok. ...Read more

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13 wks pregnant. DH was cooking, touched raw meat washed his hands then he put his finger in my vagina. Could he have put bacteria in? Worry for baby

13 wks pregnant. DH was cooking, touched raw meat washed his hands then he put his finger in my vagina. Could he have put bacteria in? Worry for baby

Universal precaution: No risk as the hands were washed prior to vaginal placement. That is why thorough hand washing is anyone's best first line protection against pathogens, and is rigorously used by health professionals. ...Read more

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Cut finger tip open from sprocket on bike?

Cut finger tip open from sprocket on bike?

What is your: Question? Wash wound with soap and water, dry, bandage and if severe, go to UC clinic. ...Read more

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How do I deal with a swollen cut finger wound?

How do I deal with a swollen cut finger wound?

Could be infection: If you have cut your finger a few days ago and the finger is now swollen, you need to consider infection. See a doctor to ensure that the swelling is not due to infection, it is is then antibiotics are necessary. Otherwise simple treatment such as keeping your arm in a sling can reduce the swelling in the finger ...Read more

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Cut finger tip on a mandolin. Should I leave the skin on? Or cut it off?

Cut finger tip on a mandolin. Should I leave the skin on? Or cut it off?

Maybe not: If the piece is very small, just apply a small amount of vaseline from a tube or aquaphor twice a day and it should fall off on its own. Cover it with a band aid. ...Read more

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8 month old cut finger on a can of soft drink dose she need a tetanus shot?

8 month old cut finger on a can of soft drink dose she need a tetanus shot?

No: This type of wound is not at high risk for tetanus. She should continue to receive all routinely recommended vaccines as scheduled. ...Read more

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3yr old cut finger wd knife. Bandaid 4 1night 1day. It bleed again whn bndaid removd. Apply bandaid for 2nights 1day, let it open air. It blood aftr 3hrs?

3yr old cut finger wd knife. Bandaid 4 1night 1day. It bleed again whn bndaid removd. Apply bandaid for 2nights 1day, let it open air. It blood aftr 3hrs?

Met: The cut may require sutures or stern-strips to help the wound heal. I would suggest seeing your PCP and also reviewing his vaccination history. If there is a history of bleeding with cuts, additional testing may be ordered at that time. ...Read more

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Cut finger keeps reopening heavy bleeding and intense pain. Extremely nauseous now too.

Cut finger keeps reopening heavy bleeding and intense pain. Extremely nauseous now too.

Laceration: Time to go see a professional about closing this wound. If it has been less than 12-24 hours it likely can still be sutured. If it has been longer it still can be fixed but the chance of infection increases. Go right now! ...Read more

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Will I continue talking pinamox antibotics or just stop the course if there not the right antibotics for my cut finger?

Will I continue talking pinamox antibotics or just stop the course if there not the right antibotics for my cut finger?

Go to the Doctor: If you have no infection then you stop these ineffective antibiotics. If you have an infection you should see a physician in person. The previous doctors who have responded to your question have been quite clear that a cut, in and of itself, is no reason to be on or to start antibiotics. If you do have an infection this antibiotic is not what you should take or keep taking. It is not effective. ...Read more

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I bandage of someone"s cut finger, it was bledding and I eat something with unwash hand. Is there any possibility disease? I was not sure wether my hand has blood or not..

I bandage of someone"s cut finger, it was bledding and I eat something with unwash hand. Is there any possibility disease? I was not sure wether my hand has blood or not..

Yes,: Yes, you could get sick from ingesting someone's blood. If there was no visible blood on your hand, then the chances can be relatively low. Hiv virus dies in the open air. However, it is always essential to wash your hands anytime you come in contact iwth body fluids to prevent the spread of infection, incuding your own body fluids. ...Read more

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Cut finger on plastic 1 month ago. Very tiny, no change in healing, red, slightly raised, little pain. Slight brown under. Should it heal? Or see dr?

Cut finger on plastic 1 month ago. Very tiny, no change in healing, red, slightly raised, little pain. Slight brown under. Should it heal? Or see dr?

See your PCP: Any wound that does not heal after two weeks, needs attention. It can be a sign of underlying illness. See your PCP for consultation. ...Read more

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Cut finger on metal 24 hrs ago. Tetanus ok, washed, doesn't look infected. Very tiny bit blood when change bandage. Normal healing or need stitches?

Cut finger on metal 24 hrs ago. Tetanus ok, washed, doesn't look infected. Very tiny bit blood when change bandage. Normal healing or need stitches?

Mgt: If the cut is open and not healing well, then I would advise having it checked. There are steri strips which can help to close the edges of the wound. Neosporin can be used after the area is cleaned gently to decrease healing time. ...Read more

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Cut finger on cup, covered it with bandaid, made coffee for someone with hep c anyway it could be transmitted after coffee made washed wound and recover?

Cut finger on cup, covered it with bandaid, made coffee for someone with hep c anyway it could be transmitted after coffee made washed wound and recover?

Hepatitis C: You cannot get hepatitis c just by being in the same room with someone. You cut your finger and bandaged it before you served the person with hepatitis c. There was no blood to blood contact. Your friend drank the coffee but how could that expose you to their hepatitis. The question does not make any sense. Am I missing something? ...Read more

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Cut finger on dirty fork in dishwasher yesterday, very slightly red today, no pain really, don't want it to get infected, can I use mupirocin cream?

Cut finger on dirty fork in dishwasher yesterday, very slightly red today, no pain really, don't want it to get infected, can I use mupirocin cream?

Low risk: The chance of infection from this sort of cut is low, especially is the fork did not penetrate deeply. If there was any detergent in the water, the risk is even lower. Even a trace amount of common dishwashing detergent would kill most infection-causing bacteria. I don't think you need mupirocin; just keep the wound clean. ...Read more

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Cut finger on broken glass, the puncture very small but bled a lot, the fingertip very swollen and blue. Need a doctor? Could the glass shard be stuck

Glass cut: Glass tends to cut deep and bleed a lot, so the bruise can be from blood collected under the skin. If the glass is stuck you can feel it under the skin, observe for a day or 2 and put pressure to stop the bleeding. ...Read more

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My 11 month old Cut finger pad. Healing keeps getting delayed due to crawling and bandage coming off witch some bleeding as result. Liquid Bandage?

My 11 month old Cut finger pad. Healing keeps getting delayed due to crawling and bandage coming off witch some bleeding as result. Liquid Bandage?

I wouldn't: Ooh - I hate cuts like that. Liquid bandage is not a bad idea, but an 11mo old is likely to put the finger in his/her mouth, and could result in ingestion. There are some alternatives, a tubular net bandage webbing or Coban come to mind. Make sure not to wrap too tightly (leave a little skin showing, if it's blue it's too tight). Best of luck! ...Read more

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Cut finger on metal bed frame. Had to stop bleeding, didn't wash until a short time after. Last tetanus shot 3 yrs. Ago. Should I worry of infection?

Cut finger on metal bed frame. Had to stop bleeding, didn't wash until a short time after. Last tetanus shot 3 yrs. Ago. Should I worry of infection?

Keep clean, watch.: Any cut can get infected, sometimes even if you take care of it properly. Your tetanus is up to date (if you've had the full series and boosters), so that;s not a germ to worry about. There are others. Clean with mild soap and water (half-strength), apply a light coat of bacitracin and a bandaid, twice a day & watch for signs of infection: marked redness, pus, increased pain, etc, see doc then. ...Read more

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Cut finger while cutting fruit. Knife had a small amount of rust on it. I had a tdap shot 2 yrs ago. Cut healing but is red and raised. Needtreatment?

Cut finger while cutting fruit. Knife had a small amount of rust on it. I had a tdap shot 2 yrs ago. Cut healing but is red and raised. Needtreatment?

Do not need shot but: You do not need a booster shot but as you say it is red and raised. It may be a good idea to getit checked for possible infection ...Read more

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Cut finger 3 days ago and got a booster Tetanus shot. 3 days have passed and I have muscle aches and back pain is this normal?

Cut finger 3 days ago and got a booster Tetanus shot. 3 days have passed and I have muscle aches and back pain is this normal?

take acetaminophen: Are the aches & pains just starting after 3 days? Then likely a separate issue; need more info. How is the finger? It should be much better. I'm assuming it was not a deep cut since you didn't mention stitches. If the aches are from the vaccine, just take acetaminophen. See clinician, or get back to us with update, if no better in 2-3 days. Hope that helps. ...Read more

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My period has lasted 4 weeks and I'm experiencing lower abdomen cramps and 'fresh' like a cut finger blood. I am 42 & in last 3 months periods longer?

My period has lasted 4 weeks and I'm experiencing lower abdomen cramps and 'fresh' like a cut finger blood. I am 42 & in last 3 months periods longer?

See your GYN: A period lasting 4 weeks is certainly abnormal. At age 42 you could be starting into perimenopause which can cause abnormal menses. It is also possible that you have a fibroid (benign tumor) in the uterus causing the problem. Either way, you need to have some blood work and a pelvic ultrasound done. ...Read more

Finger Laceration (Definition)

Laceration = cut. Finger refers to the ...Read more