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Poked with needle pregnant?

I'm 27 weeks pregnant... & I take blood thinners for pregnancy and I'm not sure why I threw a needle in the bathroom garbage but I just went in to throw the garbage away and a needle was sticking out the side and got me in the leg, its been sitting in the bathroom garbage for a while... it's obviously my needle so I'm not worried about anyone else's blood on it but the germs it could of caught while sitting in the bathroom garbage... it got me in the leg and I started to bleed... can I get an infection from this and can it harm the baby?

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Asked by Anonymous at 7:48 PM on Oct. 19, 2008 in Pregnancy

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  • you might want to call your doctor

    Answer by Anonymous at 7:54 PM on Oct. 19, 2008

  • call the doctor on this one...

    Answer by AmFam5 at 7:56 PM on Oct. 19, 2008

  • I would indeed call the doctor, how long has it been in there?

    I wouldnt worry as of yet,
    But you could get infection, or ...staph infection in worse cases, im not saying it will happen ,
    but on the safe side indeed call your doctor,

    Answer by LexsiesMommy at 8:24 PM on Oct. 19, 2008

  • As long as the bleeding stopped and it was yours, it should be fine. Did it go in deep? I would still call them though and give them an FYI..

    Kristi Landis
    Obgyn Nurse by Day
    Passion Parties Director by Night

    Answer by kristilandis at 9:42 PM on Oct. 19, 2008

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