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Author Topic: eye splash concern  (Read 3478 times)

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Offline winkawak

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eye splash concern
« on: August 30, 2017, 07:08:45 pm »
I dont know why but weird SH-IT keeps happening to me. I was in the bathroom of a mall, went to turn on the sink faucet and only to find out its broken and it shot water out like a hose. Water splashed everywhere including my face and eyes, what worries me is theres some red stuff in the sink not sure if its blood. When the water shot out it hit the sink hard where the red stuff were and carried it out the sink as it splash onto my face and eyes. Whats my risk? It really makes my blood boil how something like this so unlikely to happen always happens to me

Offline Lynn K

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Re: eye splash concern
« Reply #1 on: August 31, 2017, 12:13:08 am »
Your risk is non existent, zero, nada.

Into each life some rain will fall these things happen to everyone from time to time.

My pen leaked and ruined my favorite shirt.

Many people in Texas are suffering by far much worse problems than you or I.
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: eye splash concern
« Reply #2 on: August 31, 2017, 12:37:40 am »
Your risk is non existent, zero, nada.

Into each life some rain will fall these things happen to everyone from time to time.

My pen leaked and ruined my favorite shirt.

Many people in Texas are suffering by far much worse problems than you or I.

how come its none?

Offline Lynn K

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Re: eye splash concern
« Reply #3 on: August 31, 2017, 12:45:20 am »
Did hep c infected blood enter your blood stream? How could that possibly have occurred based on what you have described?

No it did not and could not have therefore nope, nada, none. No risk.

Have you had an opportunity to speak with a counselor about your anxiety as we previously spoke about that you should do?
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 Lynn K

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Re: eye splash concern
« Reply #4 on: August 31, 2017, 12:48:08 am »
There was no blood you were simply sprayed with water by a malfunctioning faucet.

It happens on occasion.
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: eye splash concern
« Reply #5 on: August 31, 2017, 01:56:19 pm »
Did hep c infected blood enter your blood stream? How could that possibly have occurred based on what you have described?

No it did not and could not have therefore nope, nada, none. No risk.

Have you had an opportunity to speak with a counselor about your anxiety as we previously spoke about that you should do?

wouldnt it considered as mucous membrane exposure?

Offline Lynn K

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Re: eye splash concern
« Reply #6 on: August 31, 2017, 01:58:59 pm »
Muscous membrane is not direct blood to blood contact

Doubtful there was any blood present

No risk
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: eye splash concern
« Reply #7 on: August 31, 2017, 05:41:19 pm »
Muscous membrane is not direct blood to blood contact

Doubtful there was any blood present

No risk

I had my fear/ocd under controlled past few months but then something like this happened and i freaked out. If it was blood in the sink would it pose a risk as strong water stream hitting the area and lifting it to my face/eyes? Im guessing the risk would be less than needlestik?

Offline gnatcatcher

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Re: eye splash concern
« Reply #8 on: August 31, 2017, 08:45:52 pm »
winkawak, HCV is considerably harder to catch than you fear. I had it for decades before it was diagnosed. During that time, spouse and I shared the same nail clipper, which often had my blood on it from cutting hangnails or cuticles too closely, and I sometimes accidentally used the wrong toothbrush when I had bleeding gums. Spouse never caught my HCV. I once asked my doctor what would happen if a mosquito poked me and then poked someone else, thus inserting my HCV-contaminated blood into the other person. My doctor said that wasn't a problem.

There's a term for an uncontrollable fear of a specific disease: nosophobia. Since you can't seem to control your dread of catching HCV, here's some information including how nosophobia is treated: https://www.allaboutcounseling.com/library/nosophobia/

Wishing you peace,

Gnatty
9/29/71 transfusions
HCV genotype 1a
7/09/15-9/30/15 Harvoni

Before treatment:
Viral Load 9,490,582
FibroScan 19.5 kPa [F4]
ALT 262
AST 217
ALP 183

Most recent:
VL still UNDETECTED (SVR 102)
FibroScan 7.6 kPa [F1-2]
ALT 15
AST 20
ALP 85

Offline Lynn K

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Re: eye splash concern
« Reply #9 on: September 01, 2017, 02:08:30 am »
Have you been seeing a counselor or been treated with any anti anxiety medications or are you just trying to do it in your own? If you are just trying on your own I strongly suggest you get some help as you really cannot do this alone by force of will.

I generally quote the statistic that the risk of infection when a medical worker experiences an accidental needle stick involving a patient with known diagnosed hep c the risk of transmission is about 1.8%. This means that a needle was used on a person who has hep c so a small amount of their hep c infected blood is on the needle and then this needle is accidently stuck into the health care worker resulting in this small amount of blood potentially entering their blood stream. But even with that the risk is only 1.8%.

In your situation there was very likely no blood only your imagination. But even had there been blood this imaginary blood did not enter your blood stream. Which is why your risk is zero.

So yes zero is less than 1.8%

Please seek help for your anxiety
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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