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Author Topic: Stuck by a sharp plant blade  (Read 7064 times)

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Offline Johnjake687

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Stuck by a sharp plant blade
« on: January 04, 2016, 10:41:35 am »
I got stuck by a sharp plant blade in a drug infested area.  It went through my pants and I immediately started bleeding.  Two weeks later I had a physical and my liver enzymes were slightly elevated.  Now I'm worried that I could have been infected with hep c.  Am I being paranoid or could this be a route of transmission.

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Re: Stuck by a sharp plant blade
« Reply #1 on: January 04, 2016, 02:15:24 pm »
By plant blade, do you mean a plant that grows in the ground? If so, this is not a transmission route. As for liver enzymes, lots of things can elevate them, such as a drink the day or or day before, and fatty liver usually from diet. If you have any concerns about hep C, get an antibody test about 8 weeks after you suspect an exposure. If that test is positive, check back in with us and people will help you through the next phase.

Good luck.   
Lucinda Porter, RN
1988 Contracted HCV
1997 Interferon nonresponder
2003 PEG + ribavirin responder-relapser
2013 Cured (Harvoni + ribavirin clinical trial)


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