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what happens if you inject yourself with water

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Dr. Donald Colantino
60 years experience Internal Medicine
Harmful: Infusion of plain water intravenously, even if it's sterile, can potentially cause destruction of your red blood cells(hemolysis), although it would h ... Read More

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A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Odell Still
29 years experience Family Medicine
Not if it is sterile: Since out blood is 99+%h20, the water in the bloodstream is not the concern- how it got in there, and how sterile it is would be the worry! we give IV ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Edgar Mendizabal
54 years experience Internal Medicine
Nothing: If water is sterile
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Why do you ask?: Water without an appropriate osmotic solute will hemolyze the nearby red blood cells. The resulting release of potassium can kill you. Perhaps you can ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susan Wingo
32 years experience Endocrinology
Not Much: You would not get the full dose of insulin. Unless it was a small bubble replacing just a little of the insulin, you should call your doctor for furt ... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sue Ferranti
28 years experience Internal Medicine
Call 911...: Once 911 is called, check the person for breathing and pulse. If there is a pulse but no breathing, rescue breaths are indicated. If there is no pulse ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aaron Ament
57 years experience Psychiatry
AMAZING!: If you drink enough water to make yourself sick that's bad - usually - unless you wanted to make yourself sick. If you'd like some water with a meal, ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
The water may: Become contaminated. This would be unsafe.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. LUIS IRIZARRY
27 years experience Family Medicine
Burn: 1st degree burn is just red & warm skin without blister: ice it. 2nd degree burn is as above with a blister: see doctor- silvedine ointment helps a ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Danny Proffitt
42 years experience Family Medicine
It will sting!: If you mean simply a fresh lemon squirted in your eye, then probably nothing will come of it after the initial contact. I would try to irrigate the e ... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ahmad Ibrahim
18 years experience Urgent Care
Lots: Possible kidney failure , gastrointestinal bleeding. Good luck
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gabriel Goren
57 years experience General Surgery
Alcohol: Is a strong sclerosing agent, namely it will close the veins. It is used by some for what is called a-v malformations. It is dangerous as it can cause ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Cleansing: It will help to remove it, especially when used with soap. It has to do with hydrophilic & hydrophobic properties. Ensure that you wash for at least ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Gallant
35 years experience Infectious Disease
You win...: ...The flea dies.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Urophagia: can lead to progressive dehydration.
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Malinchak
29 years experience Family Medicine
Urine: Unless it's infected, urine is a sterile fluid and will probably do no harm if you were to accidentally drink a little of it.
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cesar Sturla
34 years experience Internal Medicine
Dehydrate: If you don`t drink enough water stools get harder, skin dries up, less energy. The kidneys need water so they can eliminate waste products from the bo ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
Answer depends on...: The answer to this depends on who's asking. If a curious person is concerned about being clandestinely poked with a needle, and constantly thinks abou ... Read More
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Don't Drink Bleach: http://science.howstuffworks.com/science-vs-myth/what-if/what-if-drink-bleach.htm
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A 55-year-old male asked:
Dr. Anthony Depalma
13 years experience Emergency Medicine
Intoxicatiion: Depending on the amount, isopropyl alcohol injected intravenously may cause intoxication. It should never be injected as it is not an acceptable intra ... Read More
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Wartenberg
48 years experience Addiction Medicine
STOP USING: Despite all those ads showing a fried egg as a depiction of your "brain on drugs," most substances are short-lived and do not 'poison' the brain. What ... Read More
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
52 years experience Infectious Disease
Throat gonorrhea: You can get gonorrhea of the throat, especially from oral sex (fellatio) on an infected man. Throat gonorrhea usually causes no symptoms, but sometime ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tim Conrad
33 years experience Ophthalmology
Yes: Both can occur from methyl alcohol ingestion.

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