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A 26-year-old female asked:

can marijuana help with menstrual cramps?

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Dr. Randy Baker
Holistic Medicine 40 years experience
Yes; other herbs too: Yes, marijuana can be very helpful for muscle spasms and menstrual cramps. Some strains are more effective than others. Many other herbs are also effective, including cramp bark (called that for good reason). Valerian, black cohosh, skullcap and dong quai. See http://www.Herbaled.Org/education/articles/menstrual.Html & http://www.Naturalnews.Com/022969_chinese_medicine_menstrual_pain.Html.

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A member asked:

Is it dangerous to smoke marijuana and breastfeed?

7 doctor answers35 doctors weighed in
Dr. Gregg Alexander
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Yes: Yes. Period. It's not a good idea to smoke anything during the age when babies are breastfeeding...Or after!
A member asked:

Can I smoke marijuana while nursing?

2 doctor answers11 doctors weighed in
Dr. Sharon Gilliland
Pediatrics 36 years experience
No: Marijuana is an L5 risk category drug, meaning it has a high risk of causing damage to an infant. There will be marijuana in the breastmilk & infants exposed due to breastmilk will test + in urine drug screens for 2-3 wks. We don't know what that will do to the infant long term. Marijuana can also inhibit breastmilk production so the baby may not get enough milk to grow well.
Dr. Cornelia Franz
Specializes in Pediatrics
Cannot improve on this answer. No one should smoke pot and breast feed.
May 2, 2011
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
In my state the kid would go to foster care and you would go to jail.
Jul 8, 2017
A 33-year-old member asked:

Is it safe to smoke marijuana while pregnant?

4 doctor answers12 doctors weighed in
Dr. Padmavati Garvey
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No: Number one the toxins in the smoke are bad. Number two the hallucinogenic compounds could potentially be harmful to developing fetus. Lastly if the baby's urine tests positive you could have issues with department of child services.
A 21-year-old member asked:

I continued to have menstrual bleeding while on medical therapy. Does this mean that the medication was not working?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. JUDY WASHINGTON
Family Medicine 38 years experience
Depends: I van not answer because I do not know what you were taking and the reason why.
A 34-year-old member asked:

How long before the menstrual cycle begins do you observe discharge?

1 doctor answer4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Michael Swor
Obstetrics and Gynecology 40 years experience
12-14 days: The peak of mid-cycle mucus discharge occurs at ovulation which is consistently 12-14 days before the period starts.

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