A medical slap of reality required
Oct 9, 2006
Dr Bob, please help me - I think I need what they call in the medical profession - a slap round the face - and I can't get that on prescription in the UK! I had repeated tests out to 12 weeks for a 'minor indiscretion' all negative - lovely jubblie!!!However....Exactly 3 weeks after the 12 week test I came down with nausea (morning) followed by vomiting (lunchtime, not good) then wicked fever/aches/sweats (afternoon and night) - apart from feeling a little tired I was back to 'normal' the next day....
Now I am normally a pretty level headed guy, but I am really freaked out, as I rarely get ill & this hit me like a steam train - then disappeared after only 24hours.
Basically I am concerned about my last test, as the Dr didnt wear gloves (just thought this was a bit odd?, I'm not thinking his skin infected me!), timing was perfect for the onset of ars (3 weeks), and it was done at a private clinic (I think (hope) reputable though!)
In short would this 24 hour illness be too short for ars & should I be concerned with a Dr not wearing gloves for a blood draw.
Despite having a negative test at 12 weeks I am really paranoid about being infected at the last test - I cant explain why or how, I really wish I could.
Dr Bob please tell me I am being ridiculous, I honestly think it would help if a leading doc in this field (thats you!) helped me put this into context. I have looked in the archives, but cant find an answer to this particular set of circumstances (apologies if I have missed it though)
I have used your site a great deal over the past few months, and have been informed and at times amused, however most of all amazed at your compassion to help others. You are a top bloke! thankyou.
Response from Dr. Frascino
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