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Doctor insights on: What Do I Do After Being Electrocuted

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If you are touching someone who is hit by a taser will you be electrocuted too?

If you are touching someone who is hit by a taser will you be electrocuted too?

Probably not: For a bystander get the 5 seconds of high voltage when touching somebody else who is getting taser'd, the bystander would have to conduct electricity very well. The electricity wants to go from one prong to the other, so travels in between the prongs. However, if the main person got hit with one prong and the bystander with the other prong, the electricity would have to travel through both people. ...Read more

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Can being electrocuted stop your heart from beating?

Can being electrocuted stop your heart from beating?

Yes indeed: As a pathologist, these are some of the most difficult cases. Lightning can strike from a clear sky, and a person's last act may be to put down a defective power tool that shocked them -- or a foreman may hide or repair the tool before police arrive. Hundreds of people die of electrocution stopping the heart just in the usa every year. ...Read more

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My husband was electrocuted on his penis at work. What problems can this create?

My husband was electrocuted on his penis at work. What problems can this create?

Unthinkable: If he is not in a hospital right now, he will probably ok. If he really was electrocuted, the damage will be extensive. ...Read more

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It sometimes feels like my back is being electrocuted, should I try acupressure as treatment?

It sometimes feels like my back is being electrocuted, should I try acupressure as treatment?

Be assessed: I am not sure what you are referring to. If you are experiencing "body zaps" that would be best assessed by a neurologist. However, it you are referring to spasm of muscles then both acupressure and acupuncture would be likely to be beneficial. Take care. ...Read more

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I've got electrocuted about half an hour ago, and I just wanted to know if I should go to a doctor to get checked, or it's not a big deal?

I've got electrocuted about half an hour ago, and I just wanted to know if I should go to a doctor to get checked, or it's not a big deal?

Electrocution: IT IS A VERY BIG DEAL!! Electrocution can lead to heart arrythmias which can be fatal. Thermal injury can occur not only on the skin but also internally. Muscle breakdown called rhabdomyolysis is also common. The Emergency Department is the appropriate venue for evaluation following electrocution. It is not advisable to operate a motor vehicle following electrocution. 911 can provide an ambulance. ...Read more

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Pain in lower pelvic region directly between hipbones. Hurts when pressed and hurts when going to the bathroom. Feels like being electrocuted?

Pain in lower pelvic region directly between hipbones. Hurts when pressed and hurts when going to the bathroom. Feels like being electrocuted?

Lower abdominal pain: If it burns when you pee, or you have to pee a lot in addition to the pain in your lower belly this is most likely a bladder infection that can be treated simply with antibiotics. Any urgent care should be able to help with that. ...Read more

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I used a earpiece that's spoiled and I felt like I got electrocuted while using it and got a little headache. Will it affect my eyes?

I used a earpiece that's spoiled and I felt like I got electrocuted while using it and got a little headache. Will it affect my eyes?

Unlikely: You probably got a minor surge of current from a short in the earpiece. This is a low voltage circuit and the current almost certainly did not get to the eyes.
Even if it did, the eye is rather resistant to electric current and so you have nothing to fear. ...Read more

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18 months baby electrocuted from the plug that converts the american adapter to european for a short time. She looks fine but will something happen?

18 months baby electrocuted from the plug that converts the american adapter to european for a short time. She looks fine but will something happen?

Have her seen: Electrical arcing from a wall outlet seldom produces more than localized burns, depending on where the current goes. If it went through the body and exited from the other side the trip across may have damaged the heart muscle, which would not show outward signs in a brief exposure. I would have her seen in an urgent care setting and run heart enzymes to be sure. Any burns could also be assessed ...Read more

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What is the worst thing that can happen to my arm with a metal plate if I got electrocuted? Should I go to the ER?

What is the worst thing that can happen to my arm with a metal plate if I got electrocuted? Should I go to the ER?

Need more info: What do you mean electrocuted? Regardless of the metal plate in your arm you could die depending on the voltage. You could also get a severe burn and if you have a pacemaker it might affect that adversely. If you are still alive and breathing when "electrocuted" get to an ER ASAP. ...Read more

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My 17 month old likes holding onto the cords to our lamps. I have to peel her hands off of it. What are the chances she could get electrocuted?

My 17 month old likes holding onto the cords to our lamps. I have to peel her hands off of it. What are the chances she could get electrocuted?

Holding cord: If intact cord nil. You might want to in plug and make sure the sockets are covered. Even putting her fingers into the socket, the current is not strong enough for electrocution. All the best. It does need to be discouraged. ...Read more

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I often find myself being jolted awake, reminiscent to being electrocuted. Leaves my heart racing and disrupts the sleep of my wife and i. causes?

I often find myself being jolted awake, reminiscent to being electrocuted. Leaves my heart racing and disrupts the sleep of my wife and i. causes?

Jolted awake: You MAY be having panic attacks. There are also other neurological possibilities associated w/sleep. Please start w/a visit to your doctor. He/she may rule out the neuro possibilities and then you can consult w/a clinical psychologist if panic attacks are the issue. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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I was a in a deep sleep and in my dream I can't wake up. When I woke up I was gasping for breathe and felt like I got electrocuted. Is this normal?

I was a in a deep sleep and in my dream I can't wake up. When I woke up I was gasping for breathe and felt like I got electrocuted. Is this normal?

Nighmares are common: It sounds like you woke up after a nightmare and we're feeling the symptoms of panic. If this happens often, visiting a psychiatrist may help. Daily stressors or fears often cause this. Does this happen frequently? Are you able to return to sleep quickly? Lastly, if you are on any medications, specifically psych medications, you may be experiencing side effects. ...Read more

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I have HPV and herpes, I had warts electrocuted but they all came back, how harmful is HPV n will a topical cream or other tx b effective?

I have HPV and herpes, I had warts electrocuted but they all came back, how harmful is HPV n will a topical cream or other tx b effective?

Need to be checked: You should consult a dermatologist and yes these can be treated with prescription cream Imiquimod5% creamor Sinecatechins15% ointment. Or doctor administred therapy like podophyline, Trichloacetic acid or cryotherapy with liquid nitrogen
And lastly Surgery or Electro Cautry like you had before
You also have Herpes.So practice safe sex and make sure it is also treated if there are breakouts ...Read more

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What would cause vertical lines and wrinkling of fingertips as well as the sensation of being electrocuted in arms?

What would cause vertical lines and wrinkling of fingertips as well as the sensation of being electrocuted in arms?

See derm: See dermatologist to have wrinkles evaluation and see neurologist for the electrocution feeling. You may need tests to find out what's wrong. ...Read more

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Pain in lower pelvic region Hurts when pressed and hurts when going to the bathroom. Feels like being electrocuted? Doesn't burn when peeing

Pain in lower pelvic region Hurts when pressed and hurts when going to the bathroom. Feels like being electrocuted? Doesn't burn when peeing

See Doc...: You need to be checked out if you have UTI or PID/STD/pelvic organ disorders or Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) or inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). To do so, collect the information on the onset, degree, and progress of the symptoms with their detailed sequence of events, and bring those to Doc for analysis, physicals, possible tests so to deduce possible Dx for proposing Rx timely. Best wish... ...Read more

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I felt like brain was being electrocuted for about 45 seconds. Loud buzzing, flashes of light, headaches, and left ear started bleeding. More to it....?

I felt like brain was being electrocuted for about 45 seconds. Loud buzzing, flashes of light, headaches, and left ear started bleeding. More to it....?

Head injury: Do you have any recent head injuries? It sounds like you might have had a seizure. Your ear could be bleeding because of injury to the ear canal, ear infection, or something more serious like a tumor or skull fracture. Please see your doctor. ...Read more

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My mom got electrocuted. Her left wrist, hand is tingly and her fingers are numb on her?

My mom got electrocuted. Her left wrist, hand is tingly and her fingers are numb on her?

Need more info: Please have her make an appt with a neurologist ASAP before any serious damage to her hand & wrist occur. ...Read more

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Got electrocuted r. Arm. Er said 24 hrs to heal no meds. Heart ok. Still hurts now noticed right side back thoracic 2 lumbar area side of spine hurts?

Got electrocuted r. Arm. Er said 24 hrs to heal no meds. Heart ok. Still hurts now noticed right side back thoracic 2 lumbar area side of spine hurts?

Spasm: There are a number of possibilities, but among the more common is the injury may have caused a muscular spasm of the paraspinal muscles in that area. Don't hesitate to be rechecked. Sometimes moist heat can help. ...Read more

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I feel physical pain like I'm being electrocuted during sleep paralysis. I feel I'm not breathing/heart attack & I will die. I'm scared to go to sleep?

Anxiety issues?: The pattern of symptoms & the timing does not seem to make sense with any organic condition that I am aware of. Sleep paralysis should not cause pain. I think there's some type of phobia or irrational / subconscious fear leading to bedtime anxiety. I think you should see a counselor or at least talk to someone who you are close to about your problems. Do you have a family doctor or use HT Prime? ...Read more

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I got electricutied at 8 years. I am 25 and I now have fibromyalgia. What is the side effects of being electricutied.?

I got electricutied at 8 years. I am 25 and I now have fibromyalgia. What is the side effects of being electricutied.?

Electrical injury: Electrical injuries typically have the tip of the iceberg effect meaning that what you see on the surface is only a small reflection of the true magnitude of the injury. The nerve involvement can be very extensive and far beyond the "entry" wound. Urgent care demands removal of necrotic (dead) tissue, with a longer time to assess the nerve injury. Fibrosis is common, fibromyalgia is not. ...Read more

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I got electricuted at work and have had this headace since the incident and they found a slipped disk in my neck. How would that do that?

I got electricuted at work and have had this headace since the incident and they found a slipped disk in my neck. How would that do that?

Unrelated: Unless you injured your neck during the electrocution (falling on your head, jerking your neck, hitting your head) there is no way one caused the other. Slipped disks are typically caused by trauma or degeneration. ...Read more

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What do I do after the succesful surgery of fidtula in ano?

What do I do after the succesful surgery of fidtula in ano?

Anal fistula: I am happy to hear that you have had success with repair of your fistula-in-ano procedure. This can be a complicated problem. Maintenance of weight, control of constipation, and plenty of liquids (water) can help keep anal problems from recurring. Also, be sure to followup with your surgeon right away if problems seem to return. ...Read more

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Hi how are you, my last period was January 24 2015. I took a plan B pill feb 2, 2015 and today is March 20, 2015. I have not had my period yet but my pregnancy test I took on March 16 says not pregnant. What do I do?

Hi how are you, my last period was January 24 2015. I took a plan B pill feb 2, 2015 and today is March 20, 2015. I have not had my period yet but my pregnancy test I took on March 16 says not pregnant. What do I do?

Wait it out: Your first missed period was around February 21. A pregnancy test 3 weeks afer a missed period should be positive at this point if you were pregnant. Try taking another pregnancy test or see your doctor for a blood test to confirm. Make sure the pregnancy test was performed correctly and the test is not expired. ...Read more