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Drawing Blood by Eliza Crigglebury - Sat, 16 Sep 2017 15:57:28 EST ID:IuzjpJ/C No.55097 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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Question for anything with a medical job that draws blood, whether you're a dedicated phlebotomist or an EMT or whatever

How do you find veins in really dark skinned people? I'm pale as fuck and I can barely trace the outlines of veins in my own skin. How do you reliably find a vein in someone who's much more opaque?

I'm thinking of taking a phlebotomy certification and I'm honestly just wondering what the trick is for this so I can get a head start on practicing the non-obvious skills
Molly Noblingman - Sat, 16 Sep 2017 23:14:18 EST ID:gA0Ln1Xg No.55098 Ignore Report Quick Reply
well, although the growth and development of the blood vessels is ultimately unique to each person like a fingerprint in terms of the smaller branches of the vessels, the major vessels are pretty consistent across humans. the veins of the anterior arm make a v-shape on either side of the bicep tendon. usually the medial vein is injected. it takes a little practice but you can palpate (feel) blood vessels under the skin with a finger or two. first press on your bicep tendon, feel how dense and ropey it feels? not much give, or recoil. now push on the meat of your forearm. feels like skin, fat, and/or muscle. locate a blood vessel and push very sofly on it. feel how it offers a slight resistance, like a pasta noodle, but recoils back up as you release the pressure. once you get a sense of that feeling you can find it with your eyes closed
Magder - Thu, 14 Dec 2017 09:48:56 EST ID:rp+qv/HU No.55194 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Couldn't have said it better myself. Make sure you are adequately hydrated. Also, you can squeeze and make a fist to make the vein locating process easier

Autism by Isabella Hasslestut - Sat, 04 Nov 2017 08:32:35 EST ID:/sYEniyG No.55159 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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I've been told by multiple people that I might be autistic. Is there any reason to go to a Dr to confirm it? I don't even really know what they do to treat it
Martha Bonkinspear - Sat, 04 Nov 2017 12:36:43 EST ID:ihS4HTaV No.55160 Ignore Report Quick Reply
what reasons did these people offer
William Seffingdock - Mon, 06 Nov 2017 15:35:40 EST ID:YmkpTkQF No.55162 Ignore Report Quick Reply
You're fine OP. Don't take /b/ too seriously.
Lydia Chibberfone - Fri, 17 Nov 2017 11:38:56 EST ID:mz/YkIt7 No.55172 Ignore Report Quick Reply
You are a wild one OP

Magder - Thu, 14 Dec 2017 09:41:28 EST ID:rp+qv/HU No.55193 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Many in the image board using demographic are blessed with high functioning autism, such as Aspergers, or anxiety disorder. Consider it a gift and use the obsessive part of the condiw to rise i n a talent.

Should I get an abortion? by She Hulk - Fri, 29 Sep 2017 05:46:20 EST ID:4VIURu6z No.55120 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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Got pregnant despite taking the pill.

Doctor said the child will be a vegetable with high possibility of beeing bedridden forever.

Who will take care of the child when we are no more?

Should I abort?
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Martha Dullerpedge - Thu, 05 Oct 2017 06:24:57 EST ID:8fV9ZjHG No.55129 Ignore Report Quick Reply
If you keep it, and it does (for whatever reason the doctor had) suffer from defects, you will need support. Is this feasible? Consider also that genetics are not everything and that a life can be meaningful despite impairments. We live in a highly logical world as humans but we are lost to its meaning all the same.

If you don't keep it, you will need to internalize and carry on in life with this experience and whatever it brings. You should consider carefully what ethos you really follow; are you a christian/religious, or just heavily influenced by your culture? You don't deserve to suffer for a choice you have been made to believe is evil. We must respect our innate morality but remember that the universe is indifferent.
Shitting Pemmerson - Sun, 26 Nov 2017 12:00:34 EST ID:KSjrxecD No.55176 Ignore Report Quick Reply
First of all, The american psychological association does not recognize "post abortion depression/syndrome" to be a legitimate thing, its mostly just a myth pro-lifers like to push onto women to guilt them into giving birth. Second, are you prepared to sacrifice your life to care for a bedridden child? This is a full-time job and lifetime commitment. You could be changing the diaper of a grown adult as an old woman. Will you be able to have an income to sustain all of the medical issues that inevitably will have to be addressed over the child's lifetime? Who will care for your child after you die, and they are a disabled adult, Or even when you are too old and frail to care for your child without help? What do you see your and your child's quality of life being through it's childhood and adulthood? If it was me, i honestly would get an abortion. Assistive care is damn expensive in the U.S. (idk if that's where you are), and so are all the medical bills you'd likely pay for throughout your child's life. I don't think either the child's or your life would have much quality if you went through with it. Just some things to consider.
Reuben Fubberbanks - Wed, 29 Nov 2017 00:37:00 EST ID:KMmvBzEK No.55178 Ignore Report Quick Reply

Right, do you live somewhere where the kid had a chance at medical care OP?
Emma Crudgeford - Wed, 29 Nov 2017 12:29:12 EST ID:TZgaAQTE No.55179 Ignore Report Quick Reply
How far into pregnancy are you?

Some questions from somebody who is both pro and anti choice:

Do you think sperms dying is sinful?
Do you mourn every egg that you flush out with your menstruation blood?
Do you mourn every animal you've killed?
Do you believe a fertilised egg is more capable of emotion and suffering than animals?
Does it have more advanced cellular and neural structure than an animal?
At which point do you believe it's wrong to kill the potential of a life?

I think both being pro and anti choice is valid.
I just believe that you should ask yourself in either case,
why is this different than all the other lives I have killed?
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Magder - Thu, 14 Dec 2017 09:33:34 EST ID:rp+qv/HU No.55191 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Actually, according to a recent OBGYN textbook I read, less than 4% of babies come out with birth defects, even in this dopeheaded age. It will be considered a high risk pregnancy. At 16 weeks, go have your first comprehensive ultrasound. Start prenatals now, not after the appointment. And don't use ibuprofen if you need pain relief, it's dangerous for pregnancy
Use of acetaminophen is safe. And early congratulations on your little miracle.

Caffeine allergy? by Emma Crudgeford - Wed, 29 Nov 2017 14:42:18 EST ID:TZgaAQTE No.55180 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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Crosspost from /stim/, never hurts to get different perspectives.

Essentially, I get really fucked from coffee. I've been without a while without and had two cups today, so it got really apparent how much it affects me.

In short, anything more than half a cup of coffe gives me:
Shaky hands
A sharp feeling in my head, as in ice pick through head but not painful sharp. (keywords are probably; cold and metallic feeling. Drinking something cold after chewing some really minty or eucalyptus/menthol gum, but inside head)
Feeling of impending doom. Kinda like a diphenhydramine comeup only it never get's worse than that. (Tried DPH once out of curiosity, not for me. Didn't fry my brain with DPH addiction. Didn't dose retarded amount.)
General lack of interest in anything at all. Can't even watch a single episode of a series I usually like. Essentially instant depression. (Have used this for studying though. Since if nothing is interesting I might as well do what I usually find boring to get time moving.)

Everything except the shaky hands lasts hours. Or when I think about it I guess it sets in after the coffee wears off. Shaky hands during right after drinking, rest of the stuff grow as the shakes wear off and set in for real maybe some hour after, and last the rest of the evening. Don't feel truly 'well' until I've gotten sleep.

Just makes me wonder if some kind of receptor or something is fucked.
I just drink socially at most once every other month, toke up when weed comes my way but don't look for it actively.
No other substance use regular enough to be counted. And these symptoms have always been there anyway, just that amount of coffee needed to set them in has decreased.
Nell Shittingfuck - Thu, 14 Dec 2017 09:29:47 EST ID:rp+qv/HU No.55190 Ignore Report Quick Reply
What is your blood type? Certain blood types naturally have more adrenaline and are sensitive to caffiene. If you have been using downers or haven't had caffiene exposure, you can have heightened sensitivity too.

tteethfood by Barnaby Nigglesid - Tue, 05 Dec 2017 04:11:11 EST ID:f/lR0060 No.55183 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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Given that Radishes and Tea contain natural flouride, and that garlic is anti-microbiial:
Could we replace our brushing regimine with garlic+radish chewing and daily green tea
Nell Shittingfuck - Thu, 14 Dec 2017 09:22:57 EST ID:rp+qv/HU No.55189 Ignore Report Quick Reply
If you're wishing to decalcify your pineal and have unwanted esp, that regimen will do it. You can just mix coconut oil with baking soda, xylitol, and spearmint extract if you want organic toothpaste

Aging Relatives by Cyril Brurringnere - Mon, 11 Dec 2017 13:47:00 EST ID:NGyXu6L5 No.55186 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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My folks are getting old, my parents split up and re-married, so I have two sets of aging parents. As they sink into retirement, I begin to worry about possible cognitive decline, and what is to be done when they can't take care of themselves anymore.

I know that every generation has to deal with this, but really what is there to do?
Nell Shittingfuck - Thu, 14 Dec 2017 09:19:19 EST ID:rp+qv/HU No.55188 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Homeopathically your options are coconut oil and avacado for omega 3's. They are shown to be preventative maintenance for dementia. Also, ginseng root extract and flax seed. I heard that colene(sp?) and oiracetam may be used as well.

I just threw up this much blood by David Shakebanks - Mon, 27 Nov 2017 18:34:01 EST ID:2dJaS4ne No.55177 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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Is this too much blood to throw up
Martha Drerrylark - Sun, 10 Dec 2017 17:30:54 EST ID:oA6VyjOK No.55185 Ignore Report Quick Reply
no, keep it up

When Will Doctors Stop Being So Fucking Dumb by Eliza Fuckingway - Tue, 05 Dec 2017 15:35:07 EST ID:H6B5lQHh No.55184 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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>Nearly half of patients have reversed type 2 diabetes in a "watershed" trial, say doctors in Newcastle and Glasgow.

>Prof Roy Taylor, from Newcastle University, told the BB "It's a real watershed moment. Before we started this line of work, doctors and specialists regarded type 2 as irreversible."

>Why does losing weight work?

>"The trial is ongoing, so that we can understand the long-term effects of an approach like this."

Hurr, fat people lose weight and no longer have diabetic symptoms. BUT HOW DOES IT WORK??? A WATERSHED MOMENT!!!

lymph node by Ernest Dossledug - Sat, 02 Dec 2017 19:47:01 EST ID:rOBqVqlc No.55182 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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I've had a sore/tender throat/neck for the past month or so and I little while back I noticed one of the lymph nodes under my jaw was swollen and kinda firm/hard.

I'm going to the doctor to have him look at it, but I'm kinda freaking out. I'm 26 and I know it's rare to get something like lymphoma at this age, but still.

Anyone ever have anything similar?

hemmorhoid by Phyllis Movingfoot - Thu, 23 Nov 2017 13:24:51 EST ID:4O7fBeO4 No.55174 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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alright doctor heres the deal, i got a hemmorhoid on my asshole and its hurting when i cough, its like the size of a pea maybe? but its killing me. what do i do? Is there some cream I can put on my asshole to make it go away? Help!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
John Nacklebit - Sat, 02 Dec 2017 18:43:21 EST ID:8SsLMB+v No.55181 Ignore Report Quick Reply
yes there is. go to your local drug store.

transdermal patch placement by John Blythedale - Wed, 22 Nov 2017 13:15:48 EST ID:891aq7gn No.55173 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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I was wondering how exactly patch placement affects the dosage I'm getting. Either in general or specifically for clonidine patches.
In the past I've been putting them on my arms or around the collarbone but this last week I put it on the back of my hand and noticed it started wearing off about 12 hours before the week was up, while in the past the patches (at least the ones on my arms) seem to have a limited effect for a couple days after the week is up.
Is my body fat slowing the release of the drug? Should I not put it on the back of my hand or similar places with little fat?

I'm also interested in any tips to get the most out of each patch because my doctor is trying to scale back my dose a bit more quickly than I'm comfortable with.

pic unrelated but painfully cute

Soap by Martin Crarrytock - Sat, 11 Nov 2017 12:47:11 EST ID:vLnUKQS7 No.55166 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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Where's the sweat?Feeling hot? The soap is the cause.39 million people are dying.39 million deaths.39 million murders.
Eliza Turveywill - Sat, 11 Nov 2017 13:28:31 EST ID:bRyFccJr No.55167 Ignore Report Quick Reply
man i hate the smashing pumpkins with all of my beings.
Molly Gannerbury - Mon, 13 Nov 2017 02:23:09 EST ID:SJp6+s2R No.55168 Ignore Report Quick Reply

fuck you they are good.

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