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  • 15 days 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....
  • 15 days ago

    Hep B/C risk?

    Would it be possible to get an STD from masturbating with a used bra strap that had been left untouched in a drawer for a few weeks? The bra strap was one of those clear plastic ones (not cotton/nylon). I found it when I moved into my new apartment. I have read that some viruses like Hepatitis B and C can live on surfaces at room temperature for a long time. Do I need to get tested? I am really worried. Any advice would be much appreciated. I am really ashamed of this and have thrown the bra strap....
  • 19 days ago

    Risk for Hepatitis a,b, or c?

    I have a question about blood exposure and the risk of contracting hepatitis. I recently began remodeling my home, and got new flooring and carpet installed. The carpet installer must have cut his finger or hand because I noticed there was A LOT of blood on his shirt and pants later in the day. So he must have continued installing my carpet after the cut. And carpet installers crawl around when they install, so I'm sure his shirt and pants and fingers touched all of my carpet. Also, I saw a used....
  • 2 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....
  • 3 months ago

    i can not get help for my hep c

    My insurance will not pay for hep c medication what else can i do
  • 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.
  • Hepatitis with Autoimmune disease

    Is hyperbaric treatment a reasonable treatment for Hep with Autoimmune Disease sufferers, or may hyperbaric treat stimulate the immune system...which worsen the patient condition? Thoughts?
  • 4 months ago

    Liver funcyion

    A recent liver function test showed serum phosphatase 133 - lab. top figure 130. Is 133 dangerous?
  • 6 months 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
  • 6 months 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?