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Offline winkawak

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Possible urethra transmission?
« on: May 12, 2016, 05:58:37 pm »
Urethra at tip of my penis touched a blood spot on the toilet, am i at risk? It was a drop of blood on the toilet seat, blood wasnt dry it seem moist. Am i at risk of hep c? can blood get into my urethra?

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Re: Possible urethra transmission?
« Reply #1 on: May 12, 2016, 06:26:10 pm »
You need blood infected with hep c to contact your blood stream. The urethra is a tube that connects the bladder to outside your body to eliminate urine waste from your body. Blood containing hep c contacting intact skin cannot transfer hep c

Ask your doctor if you have any concerns your medical profession is by far a better source of health information than the Internet
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Re: Possible urethra transmission?
« Reply #2 on: May 12, 2016, 06:58:06 pm »
You could also check this site to see if your question was answered

http://www.medhelp.org/posts/Hepatitis-C/Possible-Hep-C-Transmission/show/2878319
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2003 Pegintron Riba trial med null response
2008 F4 Cirrhosis Bx
2014 12 week Sov/Oly relapse
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4 week post not detected, ALT 26, AST 28
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ALT 29, AST 27 PLT 92
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Offline winkawak

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Re: Possible urethra transmission?
« Reply #3 on: May 12, 2016, 08:16:56 pm »
I was abit confused, from what i read you can get hep c from anal sex which is getting blood into the urethra. Even though my urethra touched lets say hep c blood wouldnt it make its way into the urethra and infect me? also what i didnt get was, i thought hep c needed to get into blood stream so why is urinal tract transmit hep c?
« Last Edit: May 12, 2016, 08:23:29 pm by winkawak »

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Re: Possible urethra transmission?
« Reply #4 on: May 12, 2016, 09:27:00 pm »
Anal sex is considered rough sex which could result in tearing of skin for both participants but even with that the risk is still relatively low except in the presence of HIV

In your situation the urethra is not connected to your blood stream so no risk as your were previously told if you are concerned get tested
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2003 Pegintron Riba trial med null response
2008 F4 Cirrhosis Bx
2014 12 week Sov/Oly relapse
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2014 24 weeks Harvoni 15 weeks Riba
5/4/15 EOT not detected, ALT 21, AST 20
4 week post not detected, ALT 26, AST 28
12 week post NOT DETECTED (07/27/15)
ALT 29, AST 27 PLT 92
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Offline winkawak

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Re: Possible urethra transmission?
« Reply #5 on: May 12, 2016, 09:35:33 pm »
Thanks, i just wanted a second opinion.

Offline winkawak

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Re: Possible urethra transmission?
« Reply #6 on: May 13, 2016, 10:50:04 pm »
Anal sex is considered rough sex which could result in tearing of skin for both participants but even with that the risk is still relatively low except in the presence of HIV

In your situation the urethra is not connected to your blood stream so no risk as your were previously told if you are concerned get tested

i have a follow up question
lets said you had unprotected sex with a hep c person and urethra came in contact with her menstrual blood while having sex. Would this situation cause hep c transmission?

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Re: Possible urethra transmission?
« Reply #7 on: May 13, 2016, 11:49:10 pm »
No the urethra does not connect with the blood supply only with the bladder it is just a tube to pass urine
Genotype 1a
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2008 F4 Cirrhosis Bx
2014 12 week Sov/Oly relapse
10/14 fibroscan 27 PLT 96
2014 24 weeks Harvoni 15 weeks Riba
5/4/15 EOT not detected, ALT 21, AST 20
4 week post not detected, ALT 26, AST 28
12 week post NOT DETECTED (07/27/15)
ALT 29, AST 27 PLT 92
24 week post NOT DETECTED! (10/19/15)
44 weeks (3/11/16)  fibroscan 33, PLT 111, HCV NOT DETECTED!
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Offline winkawak

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Re: Possible urethra transmission?
« Reply #8 on: May 14, 2016, 02:32:18 am »
No the urethra does not connect with the blood supply only with the bladder it is just a tube to pass urine

alot of mix informations online, so why do they say sex with menstrual blood increase risk of hep c when urethra is not connected to the blood stream?
« Last Edit: May 14, 2016, 02:34:37 am by winkawak »

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Re: Possible urethra transmission?
« Reply #9 on: May 14, 2016, 03:21:08 am »
Dunno guess if you have any cuts or you could ask your doctor maybe?

Look if you have concerns get tested and use barrier protection i.e. condoms for sexual relations or if very concerned do not have sexual relations outside the confines of marriage.

Hep c is not very transmissible except by blood to blood contact. hep c infected blood needs to enter your blood stream. It is not generally considered to be an STD. Hep c is now very curable might as well worry all the time about catching the flu.

If you have concerns get tested. If you are infected get treated, get cured.

Hepatitis C FAQs for the Public from the US CDC

Can Hepatitis C be spread through sexual contact?

Yes, but the risk of transmission from sexual contact is believed to be low. The risk increases for those who have multiple sex partners, have a sexually transmitted disease, engage in rough sex, or are infected with HIV. More research is needed to better understand how and when Hepatitis C can be spread through sexual contact.

http://www.cdc.gov/hepatitis/hcv/cfaq.htm


Best of luck to you and have a good day.
« Last Edit: May 14, 2016, 03:54:55 am by Lynn K »
Genotype 1a
1978 contracted, 1990 Dx
1995 Intron A failed
2001 Interferon Riba null response
2003 Pegintron Riba trial med null response
2008 F4 Cirrhosis Bx
2014 12 week Sov/Oly relapse
10/14 fibroscan 27 PLT 96
2014 24 weeks Harvoni 15 weeks Riba
5/4/15 EOT not detected, ALT 21, AST 20
4 week post not detected, ALT 26, AST 28
12 week post NOT DETECTED (07/27/15)
ALT 29, AST 27 PLT 92
24 week post NOT DETECTED! (10/19/15)
44 weeks (3/11/16)  fibroscan 33, PLT 111, HCV NOT DETECTED!
I AM FREE!

Offline winkawak

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Re: Possible urethra transmission?
« Reply #10 on: May 14, 2016, 04:20:59 am »
Not trying to annoy you, just trying to understand it better. I think anyone would do the same if their genital made contact with unknown blood. I would like to ask a doctor but dont have insurance.

So it all comes down to blood to blood transmission?

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Re: Possible urethra transmission?
« Reply #11 on: May 14, 2016, 04:29:40 am »
Hep c infected blood must come into contact with the blood stream of an uninfected person yes.

From the same web site I sent in last message US Center for disease control

How is Hepatitis C spread?

Hepatitis C is usually spread when blood from a person infected with the Hepatitis C virus enters the body of someone who is not infected. Today, most people become infected with the Hepatitis C virus by sharing needles or other equipment to inject drugs. Before 1992, when widespread screening of the blood supply began in the United States, Hepatitis C was also commonly spread through blood transfusions and organ transplants.

People can become infected with the Hepatitis C virus during such activities as

Sharing needles, syringes, or other equipment to inject drugs
Needlestick injuries in health care settings
Being born to a mother who has Hepatitis C

Less commonly, a person can also get Hepatitis C virus infection through

Sharing personal care items that may have come in contact with another person’s blood, such as razors or toothbrushes
Having sexual contact with a person infected with the Hepatitis C virus

« Last Edit: May 14, 2016, 04:31:12 am by Lynn K »
Genotype 1a
1978 contracted, 1990 Dx
1995 Intron A failed
2001 Interferon Riba null response
2003 Pegintron Riba trial med null response
2008 F4 Cirrhosis Bx
2014 12 week Sov/Oly relapse
10/14 fibroscan 27 PLT 96
2014 24 weeks Harvoni 15 weeks Riba
5/4/15 EOT not detected, ALT 21, AST 20
4 week post not detected, ALT 26, AST 28
12 week post NOT DETECTED (07/27/15)
ALT 29, AST 27 PLT 92
24 week post NOT DETECTED! (10/19/15)
44 weeks (3/11/16)  fibroscan 33, PLT 111, HCV NOT DETECTED!
I AM FREE!

Offline winkawak

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Re: Possible urethra transmission?
« Reply #12 on: May 14, 2016, 01:33:32 pm »
http://www.thebody.com/Forums/AIDS/SafeSex/Q241482.html

How much higher risk with this incident are we talking about? Is it more than a needlestick?

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Re: Possible urethra transmission?
« Reply #13 on: May 14, 2016, 01:59:57 pm »
We here are just for the most part hep c patients I personally am a mechanic.

My laymans assumption is much less based on what I have read. If you had an incident that concerns you get tested. Or is this an academic discussion for your own personal information?

If you are concerned get tested  if you want more information on splitting hairs of relative risk of less than 5% I just don't know how much more we can help you here. My best suggestion if you want to have an answer to your question of relative risk would be to ask a doctor as the majority here are not medical professionals of any type just well read hep c patients. We are a community of persons who come together to share our common fight with treating hep c and living with its aftermath we cannot diagnose your medical condition or your odds which in the big picture who cares if the odds are 2% or 5% either you have hep C or you do not.

If you do get treated get cured and move on with your life.
Genotype 1a
1978 contracted, 1990 Dx
1995 Intron A failed
2001 Interferon Riba null response
2003 Pegintron Riba trial med null response
2008 F4 Cirrhosis Bx
2014 12 week Sov/Oly relapse
10/14 fibroscan 27 PLT 96
2014 24 weeks Harvoni 15 weeks Riba
5/4/15 EOT not detected, ALT 21, AST 20
4 week post not detected, ALT 26, AST 28
12 week post NOT DETECTED (07/27/15)
ALT 29, AST 27 PLT 92
24 week post NOT DETECTED! (10/19/15)
44 weeks (3/11/16)  fibroscan 33, PLT 111, HCV NOT DETECTED!
I AM FREE!

Offline winkawak

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Re: Possible urethra transmission?
« Reply #14 on: May 14, 2016, 04:11:53 pm »
Academic discussion and clarity i guess, that reminds me wouldnt this put people thats in physical sport(ufc,boxing,football..etc) in danger? Sports that involves physical contact like fighters often bleeds and mixing of the blood? Also how do people get hep c from unsterilized colonoscopy equipment if the colon is not connected to the blood stream?
« Last Edit: May 14, 2016, 04:56:23 pm by winkawak »

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Re: Possible urethra transmission?
« Reply #15 on: May 14, 2016, 07:16:07 pm »
Sports are not disallowed for hep c nor any profession in the US. As far as I am aware anyway. In colonoscopy the risk is because of the possible risk of breaking the blood barrier. If no tissue damage no risk and really the risk is low in any case. The higher risk is associated with needle stick for a health care worker involving a hep c positive person and that risk is only 1.8%.

I really don't understand why you are concerned about a low risk and very curable illness that you probably do not have.

If you have a concern get tested and if you are not detected perhaps you could turn your energies elsewhere.

If you are detected we are glad to help guide you through the process and offer helpful suggestions based on our experiences.

Good luck I hope you test and are not detected which I believe is very likely the situation for you

Edit: Ok I just looked up boxing with HIV HVB or HVC. They are not allowed to box which does makes sense

http://www.worldboxingfederation.net/articles/general-medical-guidelines.htm

Here is an article from Australia about playing sports

People infected with blood-borne viruses (BBVs) such as HIV or hepatitis B or C cannot be banned from playing sport.

It is very unlikely that players will catch HIV or hepatitis B or C from an infected player.

Follow infection control guidelines, implement the ‘blood rule’ policy, and wear gloves when helping bleeding players.

https://www.betterhealth.vic.gov.au/health/conditionsandtreatments/hiv-hepatitis-and-sport
« Last Edit: May 14, 2016, 11:02:01 pm by Lynn K »
Genotype 1a
1978 contracted, 1990 Dx
1995 Intron A failed
2001 Interferon Riba null response
2003 Pegintron Riba trial med null response
2008 F4 Cirrhosis Bx
2014 12 week Sov/Oly relapse
10/14 fibroscan 27 PLT 96
2014 24 weeks Harvoni 15 weeks Riba
5/4/15 EOT not detected, ALT 21, AST 20
4 week post not detected, ALT 26, AST 28
12 week post NOT DETECTED (07/27/15)
ALT 29, AST 27 PLT 92
24 week post NOT DETECTED! (10/19/15)
44 weeks (3/11/16)  fibroscan 33, PLT 111, HCV NOT DETECTED!
I AM FREE!

Offline winkawak

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Re: Possible urethra transmission?
« Reply #16 on: May 14, 2016, 11:38:37 pm »
I find it hard to believe two boxers or fighters for that matter, bleeding from their faces and being on top of each other wont causes the blood to get on each other and mixes. UFC for example gets pretty bloody and often times you see blood of an opponent all over the other fighter which from all the hep c or hiv i have read its the exact scenario needed for blood to blood transmissions. I just find it weird how this perfect scenario are considered low risk. I have heard about superficial cuts being low risk but in sports like boxing or ufc fighters often experience deep eyelid cuts and even missing pieces of their skin.
« Last Edit: May 14, 2016, 11:44:52 pm by winkawak »

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Re: Possible urethra transmission?
« Reply #17 on: May 14, 2016, 11:43:40 pm »
As I said above in my edit I found a link which I copied that said as far as boxing the medical requires them to be free of HIV HVB and HVC or they cannot box.

Do you have any questions about your own personal situation? Do you intend to get the HVC antibody test 6 months after your concerning incident occurred?
« Last Edit: May 14, 2016, 11:47:45 pm by Lynn K »
Genotype 1a
1978 contracted, 1990 Dx
1995 Intron A failed
2001 Interferon Riba null response
2003 Pegintron Riba trial med null response
2008 F4 Cirrhosis Bx
2014 12 week Sov/Oly relapse
10/14 fibroscan 27 PLT 96
2014 24 weeks Harvoni 15 weeks Riba
5/4/15 EOT not detected, ALT 21, AST 20
4 week post not detected, ALT 26, AST 28
12 week post NOT DETECTED (07/27/15)
ALT 29, AST 27 PLT 92
24 week post NOT DETECTED! (10/19/15)
44 weeks (3/11/16)  fibroscan 33, PLT 111, HCV NOT DETECTED!
I AM FREE!

Offline winkawak

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Re: Possible urethra transmission?
« Reply #18 on: May 14, 2016, 11:47:40 pm »
I was reading the second link, it says "People infected with blood-borne viruses (BBVs) such as HIV or hepatitis B or C cannot be banned from playing sport."

I thought it was safe to get tested at 3 month?
« Last Edit: May 14, 2016, 11:51:05 pm by winkawak »

Offline Lynn K

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Re: Possible urethra transmission?
« Reply #19 on: May 14, 2016, 11:50:13 pm »
Yes sports like American football, soccer, baseball. The first link was from the world boxing federation that lists boxers requirements for their health physicals.
Genotype 1a
1978 contracted, 1990 Dx
1995 Intron A failed
2001 Interferon Riba null response
2003 Pegintron Riba trial med null response
2008 F4 Cirrhosis Bx
2014 12 week Sov/Oly relapse
10/14 fibroscan 27 PLT 96
2014 24 weeks Harvoni 15 weeks Riba
5/4/15 EOT not detected, ALT 21, AST 20
4 week post not detected, ALT 26, AST 28
12 week post NOT DETECTED (07/27/15)
ALT 29, AST 27 PLT 92
24 week post NOT DETECTED! (10/19/15)
44 weeks (3/11/16)  fibroscan 33, PLT 111, HCV NOT DETECTED!
I AM FREE!

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Re: Possible urethra transmission?
« Reply #20 on: May 14, 2016, 11:55:02 pm »
Oh i see, makes sense since little to no bleeding involved and they are wearing proper gears.

I thought 3 month was safe to get tested? I probably wont, at the same time it would help put my mind to ease.
« Last Edit: May 14, 2016, 11:58:59 pm by winkawak »

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Re: Possible urethra transmission?
« Reply #21 on: May 15, 2016, 08:50:02 am »
You can get tested at 3 months with reliable results but at 6 months the results have the highest reliability if a person has a weak immune system say for example if they have HIV it can take up to 6 month for enough antibodies to develop
Genotype 1a
1978 contracted, 1990 Dx
1995 Intron A failed
2001 Interferon Riba null response
2003 Pegintron Riba trial med null response
2008 F4 Cirrhosis Bx
2014 12 week Sov/Oly relapse
10/14 fibroscan 27 PLT 96
2014 24 weeks Harvoni 15 weeks Riba
5/4/15 EOT not detected, ALT 21, AST 20
4 week post not detected, ALT 26, AST 28
12 week post NOT DETECTED (07/27/15)
ALT 29, AST 27 PLT 92
24 week post NOT DETECTED! (10/19/15)
44 weeks (3/11/16)  fibroscan 33, PLT 111, HCV NOT DETECTED!
I AM FREE!

 


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