Medical

Have Medical Questions? Ask a Doctor Online!

Ask a Doctor,
Get an Answer ASAP!

Medical

Dr. SH, you have answered a question for me in the past. I

Customer Question
have health anxiety, and I...
Dr. SH, you have answered a question for me in the past. I have health anxiety, and I asked this question yesterday and was reassured. But the nature of my anxiety causes me to doubt that I explained myself accurately, and so I need to ask for reassurance
once more. Last night I was having a dress fitted, and the seamstress used about a dozen pins. It was a slip-on dress, so it was hard to remove without getting stuck. I was aware of this so was being as careful as possible but felt prickling sensations as
I slowly got the dress off. I am obsessed that someone could have been stuck with these pins recently and that I could be at risk for hepatitis c. The JA doctor reassured me, based on my description of feeling a prickling sensation and no blood, but I am questioning
if I could be sure I wasn't stuck, although I did not see blood or feel pain, just a feeling of the sharp pin on my skin. I hope you can reassure me that I can stop worrying about this. Thank you.
Submitted: 1 year ago.Category: Medical
Show More
Show Less
Ask Your Own Medical Question
Answered in 11 minutes by:
11/25/2015
Doctor: Dr. SH, Board Certified Physician replied 1 year ago
Dr. SH
Dr. SH, Board Certified Physician
Category: Medical
Satisfied Customers: 8,789
Experience: Doctor of Medicine
Verified

There is no risk of hepatitis C here.

Trust me, you have nothing to worry about.

It is your anxiety that is getting the better of you at the moment.

Let me know if you have more questions.

Please rate me when done.

Kind regards

Ask Your Own Medical Question
Ask Dr. SH Your Own Question
Dr. SH
Dr. SH
Dr. SH, Board Certified Physician
Category: Medical
Satisfied Customers: 8,789
8,789 Satisfied Customers
Experience: Doctor of Medicine

Dr. SH is online now

A new question is answered every 9 seconds

How JustAnswer works:

  • Ask an ExpertExperts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional AnswerVia email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site. Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction GuaranteeRate the answer you receive.

JustAnswer in the News:

Ask-a-doc Web sites: If you've got a quick question, you can try to get an answer from sites that say they have various specialists on hand to give quick answers... Justanswer.com.
JustAnswer.com...has seen a spike since October in legal questions from readers about layoffs, unemployment and severance.
Web sites like justanswer.com/legal
...leave nothing to chance.
Traffic on JustAnswer rose 14 percent...and had nearly 400,000 page views in 30 days...inquiries related to stress, high blood pressure, drinking and heart pain jumped 33 percent.
Tory Johnson, GMA Workplace Contributor, discusses work-from-home jobs, such as JustAnswer in which verified Experts answer people’s questions.
I will tell you that...the things you have to go through to be an Expert are quite rigorous.

What Customers are Saying:

I feel so much better today, and upon further investigation believe that there is a chance that the responses I got saved me from a serious, even life threatening situation. I am very grateful to the experts who answered me.

Susan O.USA

I can go as far as to say it could have resulted in saving my sons life and our entire family now knows what bipolar is and how to assist and understand my most wonderful son, brother and friend to all who loves him dearly. Thank you very much

Corrie MollPretoria, South Africa

I thank-you so much! It really helped to have this information and confirmation. We will watch her carefully and get her in for the examination and US right away if things do not improve. God bless you as well!

ClaudiaAlbuquerque, NM

Outstanding response time less than 6 minutes. Answered the question professionally and with a great deal of compassion.

KevinBeaverton, OR

Suggested diagnosis was what I hoped and will take this info to my doctor's appointment next week.
I feel better already! Thank you.

ElanorTracy, CA

Thank you to the Physician who answered my question today. The answer was far more informative than what I got from the Physicians I saw in person for my problem.

JulieLockesburg, AR

You have been more help than you know. I seriously don't know what my sisters situation would be today if you had not gone above and beyond just answering my questions.

John and StefanieTucson, AZ

< Previous | Next >

Meet the Experts:

Family Physician

Family Physician

Doctor

2,592 satisfied customers

Emergency Medicine and Family Practice for over 26 years

Dr. Ketch

Dr. Ketch

Board Certified Physician

76 satisfied customers

Medical Degree, Former Assistant Professor at School of Medicine at Yale University

DrRussMD

DrRussMD

Board Certified Physician

51,160 satisfied customers

Internal Medicine--practice all of internal medicine, all ages, family, health, prevention, complementary medicine, etc.

Dr Basu

Dr Basu

Experienced Specialist

20,734 satisfied customers

MD

Dr. David

Dr. David

Board Certified Physician

224 satisfied customers

Treat children/young adults, former chief resident, multiple publications

Dr. D. Love

Dr. D. Love

Doctor

17,064 satisfied customers

Family Physician for 10 years; Hospital Medical Director for 10 years.

Dr Chip (M.D.)

Dr Chip (M.D.)

Doctor

13,486 satisfied customers

20 yrs. in practice, includinge surgery, general medicine, addiction medicine and pain.

< Previous | Next >

Related Medical Questions
Lower back and hopefully pain constantly worsens when
Lower back and hopefully pain constantly worsens when sitting tried pt and shots did not work. Reg Tylenol and ib prophen and tried tramadol also flexoril no relief… read more
Dr. Scott
Dr. Scott
Doctor
885 satisfied customers
My husband has had respiratory problems and a cold for past
My husband has had respiratory problems and a cold for past week. He does not have a fever. Every time he coughs he feels like he is going to black out, he has had to catch himself twice today when he… read more
Doctor John MD
Doctor John MD
Urgent Care and Sports Medicine Doctor
Doctoral Degree
506 satisfied customers
I have occasional blood in my mucus in the morning from my
I have occasional blood in my mucus in the morning from my sinus I'm sure. Does that indicate an infection? … read more
Dr Chip (M.D.)
Dr Chip (M.D.)
Doctor
M.D.
13,486 satisfied customers
I've been experiencing a reaction to a few sips of any
Hello there, I've been experiencing a reaction to a few sips of any alcoholic drink. It doesn't occur every time, but has become more frequent. My forehead gets hot and I feel an increasing warmth unt… read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Staff Physician
Doctoral Degree
2,215 satisfied customers
I had a diverticulitis of large intestine with perforation 3
I had a diverticulitis of large intestine with perforation 3 months ago. I'm doing great but my doctor has set up a colonoscopy for me and I'm worried it may cause me issues again. I'm only 25 years o… read more
Dr. Muneeb Ali
Dr. Muneeb Ali
Senior Registrar Critical Care Medicine
Doctoral Degree
6,822 satisfied customers
I am having problem with body order please help. The order
I have had the problem for along time. No change in my skin and nails. … read more
Dr. Arun Phophalia
Dr. Arun Phophalia
Consultant Surgeon and Sports Medicine
Post-Doctoral Degree
32,389 satisfied customers
Is it possible that a slight case of MRSA could cause
Is it possible that a slight case of MRSA could cause permanent weakness in the legs … read more
Dr. Arun Phophalia
Dr. Arun Phophalia
Consultant Surgeon and Sports Medicine
Post-Doctoral Degree
32,389 satisfied customers
I took a round of bactrium for a UTI and I know have what I
I took a round of bactrium for a UTI and I know have what I think is a yeast infection. I tried OTC meds for yeast but it seems to be worse. Are there any home remidies I can use until I get to a doct… read more
Dr. Ravoof
Dr. Ravoof
Doctoral Degree
1,880 satisfied customers
I have a pulled groin. The tramadol 1 every 8 hours isn't
I have a pulled groin. The tramadol 1 every 8 hours isn't helping at all. Could I take 2 at one time or robaxin with it. Pharmacies are closed on weekends. … read more
Dr. Arun Phophalia
Dr. Arun Phophalia
Consultant Surgeon and Sports Medicine
Post-Doctoral Degree
32,389 satisfied customers
What is the most effective sleeping ive been taking lexotan,
What is the most effective sleeping ive been taking lexotan, rivotril dormicum ,stilknox n melatonin but cant got to sleep after more than 2 hrs … read more
Dr. Ravoof
Dr. Ravoof
Doctoral Degree
1,880 satisfied customers
Have a thigh pain in my right leg, possibly a pulled
Have a thigh pain in my right leg, possibly a pulled muscle.It mainly agrivates when I am sleeping.Can't sleep properly.What is best to take to reduce the pain… read more
Dr Josh
Dr Josh
Doctor
B.A.M.S.
5,901 satisfied customers
I've been smoking for 2 years I'm 18 now, I smoke 2-3
I've been smoking for 2 years I'm 18 now, I smoke 2-3 cigarettes a day, recently I stopped for 3 days and my throat had gotten sore and I had spit out brown phlegm with blood streaks, I smoked one tod… read more
Dr. Ravoof
Dr. Ravoof
Doctoral Degree
1,880 satisfied customers
My mother has an MRI scheduled soon. I don't think the
My mother has an MRI scheduled soon. I don't think the doctors know what's wrong. My aunt believes she has Primary Orthostatic Tremors - her symptoms do not align with this. I think she has a growing … read more
Dr. Muneeb Ali
Dr. Muneeb Ali
Senior Registrar Critical Care Medicine
Doctoral Degree
6,822 satisfied customers
I burned my finger with a hot glue gun. I pulled of a piece
Hi! I burned my finger with a hot glue gun. I pulled of a piece of skin when I tried to remove the glue (when still hot). This happened on Friday and it still hurts (throbbing/burning sensation) … read more
Dr Anil Kumar
Dr Anil Kumar
M.B.B.S
2,713 satisfied customers
Since I have gotten cyclodiode laser for lowering my eye
Since I have gotten cyclodiode laser for lowering my eye pressure my right eye got shrunken and appears smaller then before. I have got PRK laser for getting rid of eye glasses and I got uvities in my… read more
Dr Stan
Dr Stan
DO
2,251 satisfied customers
I was just sitting with my husband and had a sudden clicking
I was just sitting with my husband and had a sudden clicking sensation in my ears/side of my neck, I've had clear-white fluid draining … read more
Dr.Sawhney
Dr.Sawhney
Post-Doctoral Degree
6,247 satisfied customers
I was wondering about i have been having in my left glute.
hi i was wondering about i have been having in my left glute … read more
Dr.Saleem
Dr.Saleem
Consultant Cardiologist
Doctoral Degree
729 satisfied customers
I have a large soft lump on my left elbow. It has been
Hi I have a large soft lump on my left elbow. It has been drained once but was full about 2 hours later. is there any way to remove this thing and stop it from coming back? ***** *****. … read more
Doctor John MD
Doctor John MD
Urgent Care and Sports Medicine Doctor
Doctoral Degree
506 satisfied customers
Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Show MoreShow Less

Ask Your Question

x