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i am 8 months pregnant but was unaware. and have been using heroin. how long will it take to leave mine and my babies system?

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Dr. M. Hytham Beck
43 years experience General Surgery
See a doctor: you need to be under OB care you have high risk pregnancy so go to a physician specializing in OB-GYN AND DO NOT WAIT UNTIL YOU GO IN LABOR WILL BE TOO LATE
Answered on Jan 1, 2021
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Dr. John Rhoades
48 years experience Family Medicine
MD visit needed now: It is very important for you to see a MD soon--like in the next week. Your question of time is difficult due to your amt of use and the frequency. It is urgent for you and your baby that you start an evaluation soon. Your health care provider will not be judgmental--they will be very appreciative of your visit. That will give them and you time to take the steps necessary for your safe delivery.
Answered on Sep 13, 2020
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Big problem: As long as you are not on the "list" of CPS you may be able to get clean now and avoid a great deal of hurt.You must stay clean and hope baby has no symptoms of withdrawal after birth that draw attention. The babies system retains evidence of drug exposure in its poo and hair that will show up on testing if they look.
Answered on Sep 13, 2020

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Maybe: The baby will certainly do better than being on heroin through delivery with a guaranteed withdrawal syndrome.
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