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i am 32 weeks pregnant and am having horrible sciataca and back pain from a car accident a few years ago. i took a 30mg oxycontin that i still had from an old prescription. i'm wondering if this will effect my baby or any drug test that may be administere

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Yes, it will: Pregnancy causes many changes in the body and can both be a source of new back pain and aggravate existing back pain. Opiate pain medication will pass directly into your baby's blood, and regular use in pregnancy can actually cause addiction and a withdrawal syndrome in the child, so opiates are not a preferred pain med in pregnancy. Your obstetrician or primary doc has other ways to help.

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Last updated Nov 22, 2015

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