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For the past 3 months feeling a strange tissue in my anal canal.Could feel it only sometimes.When touched,blood is seen.What is happening actually?

For the past 3 months feeling a strange tissue in my anal canal.Could feel it only sometimes.When touched,blood is seen.What is happening actually?

Probably...: a hemorrhoid (enlarged or inflamed vascular cushion), psrgaps an anal fissure ( tear in lining), less likely polyp or tumor. See doc, get examined. Hemorrhoid Rx is relatively simple, usually without surgery. ...Read more

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Deliveryman brought plastic for mattress he's cut on his hand n blood was on it. Touched blood on it.i got cut n bad allergy on hand redness. Hiv risk?

Deliveryman brought plastic for mattress he's cut on his hand n blood was on it. Touched blood on it.i got cut n bad allergy on hand redness. Hiv risk?

Stop worrying: The deliveryman bled all over your mattress plastic, and you touched the dried blood where you have a cut and a rash on your hand? This is still an unrealistic fear. Dried blood is a solid and isn't going to percolate into tissues; even your rash and your cut are sealed by your fibrin. With concerns like these, you'd do well to get with your physician and talk about your fears generally. ...Read more

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If i touched dry blood on a paper towel and it contacted a cut on my skin, could i catch something?

If i touched dry blood on a paper towel and it contacted a cut on my skin, could i catch something?

Depends: It depends on many different factors including the disease and length of time the blood was outside the host. As such, it is hard to answer your question accurately. ...Read more

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Yesterday a man was bleeding he did not aply any bandages i helped him i touched his blood is there tidk 4hiv only with few drops?

Yesterday a  man was bleeding he did not aply any bandages i helped him i touched his blood is there tidk 4hiv only with few drops?

Possible: If he had the disease. If you had an open sore or mucosal contact. Skin only contact would be unlikely to allow contamination. ...Read more

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I had a cotton swob that touched dried blood on paper before touching my wound (from taking blood from a needle) , are the chances high of catching he?

I had a cotton swob that touched dried blood on paper before touching my wound (from taking blood from a needle) , are the chances high of catching he?

No: I would say the chances are pretty slim of catching any disease this way. There is no risk of catching HIV this way. The most contagious virus would be hepatitis B, and the odds of the blood being contaminated by this virus is very small in Canada. The entire country only had 2000 known cases out of a population of 35 million! Pretty slim odds of coming in contact with Hep B! ...Read more

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Can you get hiv from eating food that someone touched with blood on there hands ?

Can you get hiv from eating food that someone touched with blood on there hands ?

No: HIV cannot be transmitted in this manner else much of the vampire and werewolf populations would have been killed off. ...Read more

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I was waxing in a spa and i bleeded and the person who was waxing me touched the blood with his fingers without gloves, do i get hiv if he has hiv?

I was waxing in a spa and i bleeded and the person who was waxing me touched the blood with his fingers without gloves, do i get hiv if he has hiv?

If you are not: HIV positive then your blood will not carry the virus. Blood that does not carry the virus can not transmit the virus. It is transmitted through body fluids - in this case the fluids in question are your own. ...Read more

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