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I'm curious as to what to do if a syringe needle gets stuck in your body?

I'm curious as to what to do if a syringe needle gets stuck in your body?

Pullit out: Normally there is a plastic hub on the top of the needle so if the needle came off the syringe just grab the hub pull out. If the needle broke off the hub have a needle nose plier grab the tip outside the skin and pull out. If the needle is in the skin and not visible go to ER ...Read more

Syringe (Definition)

A syringe is a simple pump consisting of a plunger that can be pulled and pushed along inside a cylindrical tube allowing the syringe to take in and expel a liquid or gas through an orifice at the open end of the tube. The open end of the syringe may be fitted with a needle for ...Read more


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There was a spec/thread at the tip of the syringe needle when i was going to give blood. Is it dangerous?

There was a spec/thread at the tip of the syringe needle when i was going to give blood. Is it dangerous?

Sterile needle?: Anything attached to the tip of the needle would raise the question of sterility. Discuss this with the blood bank and your physician. ...Read more

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Poked with hollow needle no barrel n plunger of syringe present just needle is there risk for hiv. I got little bleedinf?

Poked with hollow needle no barrel n plunger of syringe present just needle is there risk for hiv. I got little bleedinf?

Hard to say: Sorry i don't understand the full details of the stick..Try calling the cdc 1-800-232-4636 you can have a confidential, anonymous discussion of the circumstances. Good luck. ...Read more

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Hiv transmission risk with a used needle new syringe recently took a b12 injection bit nurse changed needle needle was looking clean

Hiv transmission risk with a used needle new syringe recently took a b12 injection bit nurse changed needle needle was looking clean

Unclear info: Sharing needles is a know risk factor for HIV, if one of the users has HIV. If the nurse used a new needle for the injection, there is no risk. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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Is there risk 4 HIV when get poked wirh needle in train sit. I got little red in my butt. I can not see whole syringe. Whatif needle is hollow type?

Is there risk 4 HIV when get poked wirh needle in train sit. I got little red in my butt. I can not see whole syringe. Whatif needle is hollow type?

Yes: There is a small risk of HIV if you have a needle stick exposure. See your doctor for recommended post-needle stick exposure testing recommendations. ...Read more

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Can i get HIV by a puncture with discarded needles o syringes? How many time does the virus survive outside the body?

Can i get HIV by a puncture with discarded needles o syringes? How many time does the virus survive outside the body?

HIV: Hiv can be transmitted through needles and syringes contaminated with infected blood. Hiv may survive for up to four weeks in syringes after hiv-infected blood has been drawn up into the syringe and then flushed out. ...Read more

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Iam 27old ,idid hydrocele aspiration by needle ,after my doctor finish the process i saw the syringe was fullfluid and blood inside it ,is it danger?

Iam 27old ,idid hydrocele aspiration by needle ,after my doctor finish the process i saw the syringe was fullfluid and blood inside it ,is it danger?

Some times: during aspiration of hydrocele some times small amount blood may enter , speak to your doctor , most likely will return . surgery is more appropriate ,besides recurrence chance of getting infection is the risk by aspiration treatment. ...Read more

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I stepped on syringe needle lying outside dog hospital, is there a risk of rabies? Though no blood came out of my feet

I stepped on syringe needle lying outside dog hospital, is there a risk of rabies? Though no blood came out of my feet

No risk of rabies: Rabies vaccine given to dogs is a killed virus vaccine, so there is no risk. I believe you should not assume it is a syringe used on dogs, but perhaps one used by humans to inject drugs. In that case you should seek attention from urgent care for testing and prevention "as if" it were a needle stick from a contaminated syringe used by humans. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more

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I was prescribed intramuscular vitamins and given insulin syringes and told to inject into the glutes. I don't think the needle reaches the muscle. Will it still work if it goes into fat?

I was prescribed intramuscular vitamins and given insulin syringes and told to inject into the glutes. I don't think the needle reaches the muscle. Will it still work if it goes into fat?

Yes,but ask 4 longer: Yes, it should still work, but it would be better to inject into muscle. I usually use one and a half inch long (but thin like 27 guage) needles to inject into muscle. You can also inject into the back of your upper arm where there is less fat between the muscle and skin so that your current needles will reach muscle. Ask your doc for longer needles! ...Read more

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Reuse of anti rabies vaccine syringe causes HIV? is vaccine small needle syringe is auto disable or reusable? if HIV how many days after HIV testing

Reuse of anti rabies vaccine syringe causes HIV? is vaccine small needle syringe is auto disable or reusable? if HIV how many days after HIV testing

Disposable...: I can only speak for the vaccines in the USA; however, here all vaccines are given with disposable needles that are not reused. I'd imagine that in your country, that is also the case - or at least the needles are sterilized before being used again so that risk of transmission of blood borne illnesses is negligible. ...Read more

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Pulling back on the needle to check for air bubbles a white discharge fills the syringe. Could this be a sterial abscess? No symptoms , just sore leg.

Pulling back on the needle to check for air bubbles a white discharge fills the syringe. Could this be a sterial abscess? No symptoms , just sore leg.

More info: What are you using a needle on your leg (or whatever you're pulling back on) for? Although I definitely need more information to give you the best advice, I would advise that any time you pull back on a needle from somewhere on/in your body and you get a white return, I can't help but think it's a sign of infection. You may want to give your doctor a call. ...Read more

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How long does insulin last in a syringe?

How long does insulin last in a syringe?

Look at the insert: Most Insulin syringe manufacturers discourage the practice of keeping Insulin for a prolonged period of time in the syringes specially with long acting analogs like lantus (insulin glargine). I do tell my patients that it is ok for short acting insulins to be preloaded in a syringe if you are going out to eat but no longer than 2-3 hrs. ...Read more

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Can I use a syringe to do the insemination?

Can I use a syringe to do the insemination?

Yes, but why?: It's not the fun way, but it can work. I'm curious to the motivation for the syringe versus a more natural insemination, but probably not my business. ...Read more

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Can I use 3cc syringe for subcutaneous injection?

Can I use 3cc syringe for subcutaneous injection?

Yes: The syringe size is not the issue, it's the volume of fluid and the needle. The syrine may not be calibrated to small volumes. Better to use 1ml syrine with small calibrations. ...Read more

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Do we die when we inject air into viens using syringe?

Do we die when we inject air into viens using syringe?

Amount?: Remember that the veins are carrying oxygen-poor blood back to the lungs. Small amounts of air are quickly incorporated into the de-oxygenated hemoglobin which is "oxygen hungry". Air in the veins is generally well tolerated. It is not tolerated at all when injected into an artery. Even a tiny amount results in "air embolism" which paradoxically deprives served tissues of oxygen carried by blood. ...Read more

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How to draw blood without a syringe for an art project?

How to draw blood without a syringe for an art project?

Syringe is best: A sterile syringe is the best and will collect the blood. Otherwise it is a matter of some type of cutting the skin to make the blood drip into a container. This is enhanced by heating the body part that you are cutting . Remember that the blood will clot and separate into clot and serum which might affect the art. You can buy blood at a butcher shop to avoid hurting yourself. ...Read more

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Doctors, do you think I can die from having air in a syringe?

Doctors, do you think I can die from having air in a syringe?

Yes: If the syringe is in the skin or muscle probably not. If it is in a vein yes air can kill you. The volume of air would have to be more than a few cc,s so a bubble likely will have no harm . The air will act like an embolus or clot traveling to the lungs ...Read more