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Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Doctor :   HI
Doctor :   I am Dr. xxxxx
Doctor :   Please proceed with your query
User :   I am on my menstral cycle & just went to the bathroom where I saw a spyder on the tissue after I wiped. Should I be nervious?
Doctor :   Do you mean spider ( insect)
User :   yes, sorry
Doctor :   Do you think it has just crawled over you?
Doctor :   Or it is from the tissue?
User :   i don't know, i live in xx & we have quite a few spiders at all times of the yr
Doctor :   Ok
User :   but now, i'm scared & don't know what to do
Doctor :   Do not worry or panic
Doctor :   Do you think it is a black one or a red / brown one?
User :   it was still alive & it was light brown
Doctor :   It is less dangerous
Doctor :   Now look for its bite sign or pain
User :   it was abt the size of a small safety pin top
User :   there is no pain, except for menstral pain, & I didn't see any bites or bumps when I looked
Doctor :   Good
Doctor :   Just do not worry or get nervous
Doctor :   Stay calm
Doctor :   I do not see a reason now for you to panic
User :   ok
User :   is there anything I should do if this should happens again?
Doctor :   If there is a bite, immediately do the first aid like apply aspirin paste
Doctor :   It is sore, see a local doctor
Doctor :   Tetanus vaccine is given
User :   ok, thanks, I was worried & it had crawleed in & nested & there would soon be babies crawling out of
Doctor :   No way
User :   good to know
Doctor :   It cannot survive the acidic environment
User :   thank you for putting my mind at rest, now my heart can stop beating so fast & my blood pressure can return to normal
Doctor :   I am always there to advice you
Doctor :   Do not worry
Doctor :   Rest in peace
Doctor :   Bye for now
User :   bye & have a good day, be blessed
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