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  • 19 hours ago

    Maybe scratched by an instrument, high anxiety

    Hello, I work at a dental office and while I was taking instruments out of the ultrasonic I felt a “scratch”of sort. I immediately took off my gloves, which I didn’t see any holes I saw redness and in three spots that I had felt the “scratch”. I didn’t see any blood I even squeezed the spots and nothing came out. I went through all the patients that had came in that morning and none had any reports of hiv or hepatitis of any kind. If they do report and blood borne disease we take extra precautions....
  • 9 days ago

    Liver Function Testing and Hepatitis

    i recently received the following lab tests, and no explanation except it could be hepatitis or liver disease. Can anyone tell me what these numbers mean and if they are dangerous? Albumin 3.75 Protein 7.5 SGPT 60 SGOT 100 Alk Phos 157 Bilirubin 0.6 Bilirubin 0.17
  • 14 days ago

    What does this test mean, and what does the result mean?

    I am getting ready to start that Harvoni, but they took some tests and I would really like to know what this one test means, and what the result means? Here it is: f low-intensity warfarin therapy with conventional-intensity warfarin therapy for long-term prevention of recurrent venous thromboembolism. The result was: F 11.9 (h) which means high. Can somebody tell me what this is for, and what is high and if that is a problem?
  • 14 days ago

    HCV

    Hello, I recently shaved using a disposable razor, unfortunately I didn’t know tge razor was used until It was too late. I used it lightly and I didn’t cause and cuts or blood spills, I’m worried about HCV now. What should I do?
  • I don't have hep C but have a question

    I went to the doctor for what I thought was a simple STD test. Got a $90 bill and thought it was all good. And now I just got a $1,000 bill in the mail from the hospital my blood tests went to. Just the hep C test was over $700. Is this normal?
  • 2 months ago

    High GGT, Alkaline Phosphate and Cholestrol levels in health report

    Hi, I am posting this question on behalf of my mom. She recently had some blood work done and there were high levels of GGT, Alkaline Phosphate, Cholestrol and Barium in her blood. Below are the details: Barium - 32.9 µg/l GGT - 45.6 U/l Alkaline Phosphate - 128.6 U/l Cholestrol - TOTAL CHOLESTEROL 261 mg/dl HDL CHOLESTEROL - 53 mg/dl LDL CHOLESTEROL 170 mg/dl TRIGLYCERIDES 208 mg/dl NON-HDL CHOLESTEROL 207.9 mg/dl TC/ HDL CHOLESTEROL RATIO 4.9 LDL / HDL RATIO 3.2 VLDL CHOLESTEROL 41.6 mg/dl She....
  • 3 months ago

    Hep C

    I got sepsis 4 months ago, was diagnosed with hep c. Drs say its about 15 yrs old, which adds up. I have genotype 2, with cirrhosis. I see my dr fri to go over labs and treatment options. Im in chronic side pain always. My pcp says this shouldnt be painful. My liver and kidneys failed during septic shock. I know pain, this hurts. Im just looking for advice, and support from individuals that know more than I do. Feeling lost. Thanks in advance.
  • 3 months ago

    I have Chronic Hep C n have a question.

    A few years ago, I did the interferon shots treatment. After, my viral count was almost zero. I recently had a blood infection from contaminated water! After 105 fevers, my viral count was back up. Also, I believed once the shots were used, u couldn't use the pills for treatment. I'm in the "Chronic" stage with some liver damage now. I was happy to find I was wrong about the pills tho n am half way thru. However; my concern is last time I needed 3 white cell "booster"....
  • 3 months ago

    Hepatitis C exposure

    There was an accident at work. I wasnt hurt. The employee that was hurt, cut the artery in his wrist. I got his blood on my hands. I had fresh scratches on my hands. He told me he has hepatitis c and os an intravenous drug user. I have a few questions. 1) how soon should o het tested for hep c and hiv? 2) do i need to be tested more than once amd for how long? 3) should i treat this as a workers comp case? I just dont know enough to make a decision. Ty
  • 3 months ago

    Losing my hair

    My hair is falling out in clumps, which is devastating to me because how I've always prided myself on my hair. My hair length was always at the small of my back, flowing and very healthy and shiny. I've done some research and it's not looking too good in terms of treatment. Most people who have legitimately received treatment which resulted in significant hair growth had to shell out a lot of money and this just isn't in the cards for me. I am a recovering addict, a felon and unemployed....