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I think I have Lyme disease but have never been tested. Can

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I think I have Lyme disease but have never been tested. Can you get it from blood transfusions ? I had 24 of them during a surgery in 1965. The first time I saw a ring was in July. I had no idea what it was and let it fade away without seeing a Dr. What do you think?
JA: In general, how has your health been lately?
Customer: Not great. I was using clindamycin on a bad rash and a cyst under my breast seemed to get infected. I had anOBGYN remove the cyst but he didn't send it to a lab, just threw it away I guess. It needed stitches. I looked a couple of weeks later and saw at ring about 4 inches across. The center of it was where the cyst had been. My BP is always high.
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: I have gotten hepatitis C from all of this too. Not treated. They can't seem to be able to figure out what type it is.
Submitted: 7 months ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 7 months ago.

Hi, this is Dr Phil, here to assist you. I am Board Certified with over 10 years of experience. I will respond with my answer shortly. Thank you.

Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 7 months ago.

No you cannot get Lyme from a transfusion

you can get hep C though

why isn't it being treated?

what is your main question you need answered?

Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 7 months ago.

Thanks for this question

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