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Experience:  20 yrs. in practice, includinge surgery, general medicine, addiction medicine and pain.
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I am worried that I have been exposed to asbestos

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Hello,
I am worried that I have been exposed to asbestos on a site survey a while back.
Please click on link to get a better picture of my site visit.
https://www.dropbox.com/sh/yggprl2l7sb5m6p/AABD0FZxrNaEy7dghCLukgTka?dl=0
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.
Hi. I took a look at your photos but why specifically are you worried about asbestos exposure?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Hello Dr Chip, I have not forgotten to put a positive feedback on your previous questions just to let you know.
I am worried about asbestos exposure because I know that there could of been materials down there that contained asbestos, i did request information about if there is any asbestos on site but no one knew and I'm scared that I put myself in a situation that I exposed myself to asbestos.
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.
Hi. What did the survey involve physically for you?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Mainly taking measurements but I was also with a team and there job was to handle the materials ie cutting into the pipe And other various activities.
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.
And how long were you at the site?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
3 days and it was about a year ago.
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.
Why are you just now asking about this?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Because I have been worried about this ever since.
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.
OK--before I answer just so we can cover things completely--what exactly are you worried about?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I'm worried that I will get a asbestos related disease because of exposure to asbestos and when I was down there I don't know what type of asbestos was down there. I have no answers and it's just ruining my life not knowing what's going to happen to me.
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.
OK. It takes a much longer exposure to asbestos to cause any lung problems at all like asthma, emphysema or mesothelioma. We're talking months to years of exposure--not just three days. So, really, you've been worrying for a year over nothing
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
But is 3 full days not a lot of exposure?
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.
No, not at all
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
What if I was exposed to the most hazardous form of asbestos for 3 full days? As there's different types.
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.
Not even then--it takes a much longer exposure time
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
But I have read various articles that suggest that even one off exposures are dangerous
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.
Well, I don't know what you read but that's just not the case
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I have read that everywhere and also heard it. And my life has just been on pause since that site visit I feel like there's no point in anything.
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.
So what more can I tell you?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
What do say to what I have read and heard.
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.
That you aren't in any danger here and you really should stop researching things like this on your own. You also should talk to your personal doctor about this too since I'm sure he'll agree with me
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Dr chip, I want to believe you but part of me is still really scared.no offence but do you have that right amount of knowledge about health effects of asbestos exposure to answer my question.
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.
I assure you I do.

We can continue here if you'd like but first you'd need to rate my other questions that you said you hadn't forgotten about
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I gave a positive rating for a question I asked before but couldn't get into ther others.
And I just had to pay £11 more is that right?
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.
That's correct and here's the link to the other one in which we discussed a very similar matter

http://www.justanswer.co.uk/medical/901jr-took-drugs-old-broken-shed-i-m-worried.html
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Dr Chip, I have rated that answer. But I had to pay again to come back to this page?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I have paid £21 for this question than £11 than £18 is this right?
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.
No, not to come back here but that second question you just rated didn't compensate me so there may be a problem with your credit card.

But for now what more do you need to know?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Dr Chip, you assured me that you do know no disrespect but how do you know.
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.
I've had patients with asbestos related lung problems

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