Medical

Have medical questions? Ask a doctor online!

Ask a Doctor,
Get an Answer ASAP!

I stood on a decorative pin out in public and it punctured…

Customer Question
I stood on a decorative...
I stood on a decorative pin out in public and it punctured my thong (flip flop). I didn't feel it stab my foot. I took it out of my flip flop and threw it away quickly when i saw it.
Because I suffer from OCD I am now worried there may have been blood on the pin. There is no blood on my foot. Please advise my chances of Hiv if the pin did puncture the skin but no blood drawn. Does this warrant testing or is this my Anxiety?
Submitted: 3 months ago.Category: Medical
Show More
Show Less
Ask Your Own Medical Question
Answered in 29 minutes by:
1/2/2018
Doctor: Dr Basu, Experienced Specialist replied 3 months ago
Dr Basu
Dr Basu, Experienced Specialist
Category: Medical
Satisfied Customers: 29,282
Experience: MD
Verified

Hi there,
This is Dr Basu, experienced Internal Medicine Specialist.
I am here to address your concerns and provide great service.

I understand your concerns.
However, a decorative pin without any blood in it ( which is most likely case) is not a risk for HIV transmission with just skin puncture but no blood drawn.
Please do not worry about HIV.
Testing is not required in this case.

Best wishes,
It was my pleasure to help you today.

Ask Your Own Medical Question
Customer reply replied 3 months ago
Even if there were blood on the pin (unlikely I know) would I be at risk with no blood drawn?
Doctor: Dr Basu, Experienced Specialist replied 3 months ago

Still your risk is considered practically nil since there is no blood drawn from your skin puncture.

Testing still not needed.
Best wishes

Ask Your Own Medical Question
Was this answer helpful?
Ask Dr Basu Your Own Question
Dr Basu
Dr Basu
Dr Basu, Experienced Specialist
Category: Medical
Satisfied Customers: 29,282
29,282 Satisfied Customers
Experience: MD

Dr Basu 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

51,780 satisfied customers

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

Dr Basu

Dr Basu

Experienced Specialist

29,282 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

17,463 satisfied customers

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

Dr Chip (M.D.)

Dr Chip (M.D.)

Doctor

14,592 satisfied customers

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

< Previous | Next >

Related Medical Questions
What would cause nausea, dizziness, and pain in the right
What would cause nausea, dizziness, and pain in the right side? … read more
Dr SS
Dr SS
Doctoral Degree
12,327 satisfied customers
I am noticing hearing loss in one ear over the last couple
I am noticing hearing loss in one ear over the last couple of days. Now I have ringing in that ear. Is this considered an urgent situation. … read more
Dr. Muneeb Ali
Dr. Muneeb Ali
Senior Registrar Critical Care Medicine
Doctoral Degree
7,976 satisfied customers
My son had his big toe nail removed by a podiatrist on
My son had his big toe nail removed by a podiatrist on monday. We bandaged it for work as instructed. the wound clotted to the bandage. we soaked the bandage off but now what should we do? … read more
Dr Chip (M.D.)
Dr Chip (M.D.)
Doctor
M.D.
14,592 satisfied customers
I have some raised red spots that have come up on my skin
I have some raised red spots that have come up on my skin after I had a tooth removed due to infection. is this the infection coming out? … read more
Dr Chip (M.D.)
Dr Chip (M.D.)
Doctor
M.D.
14,592 satisfied customers
This link was in my google newsfeed today. It currently take
This link was in my google newsfeed today. It currently take Diltiazem ER 120 mg. I am assuming mine is a long acting medication as I take once a day, but they even mention that longer acting can caus… read more
Jonathan Iaccarino
Jonathan Iaccarino
MD
How much fiber should a 52 year old man eat? I am having
How much fiber should a 52 year old man eat? I am having extremely large bowel movements. Not hard, good shape and color. But so large that it is irritating hemroids a bit. I drink 60-80 oz of water a… read more
Dr. Phil, MD
Dr. Phil, MD
Internal Medicine Physician
Doctoral Degree
2,746 satisfied customers
Well i am always feeling tired no real energy and thirsty.
well i am always feeling tired no real energy and thirsty … read more
Dr SS
Dr SS
Doctoral Degree
12,327 satisfied customers
I recieved my lab test results today and i would like to get
I recieved my lab test results today and i would like to get an opinion on the results. … read more
Dr. A
Dr. A
Medical Degree
379 satisfied customers
I have a red area on the back of my right knee about 1” by
I have a red area on the back of my right knee about 1” by 2” on the crease area and minor discomfort. I have had it for about 3weeks. … read more
Dr SS
Dr SS
Doctoral Degree
12,327 satisfied customers
I had tattoo rem. I had tattoo removal yesterday and now I
I had tattoo removal yesterday and now I have a swollen lymph node in my neck. It is painful and I have body aches and fatigue as well. Could this be a side effect from the tattoo removal? … read more
Dr. David
Dr. David
Radiation Oncology Attending Director
Post-Doctoral Degree
13,167 satisfied customers
I wanted to ask if Tendon transfer is done on the hand will
Hello Dr I wanted to ask if Tendon transfer is done on the hand will the lost muscle still need to be replaced cosmetically or will tendon transfer help regain the muscle waste In the hand from ulnar … read more
Dr. Muneeb Ali
Dr. Muneeb Ali
Senior Registrar Critical Care Medicine
Doctoral Degree
7,976 satisfied customers
My son has taken to many aspirin for pain and is now
My son has taken to many aspirin for pain and is now bleeding blood in his stool. what should I do? … read more
Dr Anil Kumar
Dr Anil Kumar
M.B.B.S
2,740 satisfied customers
I am taking Omnicef for a middle ear infection. The pain
I am taking Omnicef for a middle ear infection. The pain only last for 5-10 seconds, however, it is a 10 on the pain scale. How long before the antibiotic helps pain. At present, am getting very littl… read more
The Physician
The Physician
Emergency Room Physician
MSc. Pediatric Emergency Medicine, MD.
943 satisfied customers
I had a c-section 13 weeks & 1 day ago and recovery seemed
I had a c-section 13 weeks & 1 day ago and recovery seemed to be going well. However, yesterday I woke up with pain in my right abdomen (so low it's was basically over my pubic bone) and it progressiv… read more
Dr Uzair
Dr Uzair
FCPS (R) General Surgery
M.B.,B.S. FCPS
3,787 satisfied customers
I am concerned about my bowl movement all of sudden look
I am concerned about my bowl movement all of sudden look like coffee grounds. I went to the bathroom while i was attending Mass, It was like i was peeing. … read more
Dr SS
Dr SS
Doctoral Degree
12,327 satisfied customers
Dr. I trust your judgement, I know I took all those HIV
Dr. I trust your judgement, I know I took all those HIV tests last year between Jan and April, after this neuropathy started in December 2016. Since it went away in June and returned in December 2017.… read more
Dr. D. Love
Dr. D. Love
Doctor
Doctoral Degree
17,463 satisfied customers
Why is a person's A1-C so important, and how does one lower
Why is a person's A1-C so important, and how does one lower it? A family friend (male) recently appeared quite alarmed that his A1-C had gone up to 6.4, so he started dieting and exercising. Is that t… read more
Dr. A
Dr. A
Medical Degree
379 satisfied customers
I have a CRP of 14.1 (next Leeds than 5) and ESR of 34 (new
I have a CRP of 14.1 (next Leeds than 5) and ESR of 34 (new less than 10). I am 4 mos post total hip implant and 2.5 months post displaced, but non compound fracture of femur on same side after a fall… read more
Dr. Greg
Dr. Greg
Residency
90 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