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Doctor insights on: Effects Of Injecting Meth While Pregnant

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Dr. Jan Lei Iwata
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When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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Diagnosed with WPWS was Givin atenolol but still injecting meth so have been scared to take medication. What are the risk of injecting meth with WPWS?

Diagnosed with WPWS was Givin atenolol but still injecting meth so have been scared to take medication. What are the risk of injecting meth with WPWS?

Hmmm...: In such a situation, the patient must contact her doctor now and stop the meth, under the care of her doctor or a specialist. In the big picture, it makes no difference to ask what the risks of this, or of that, are but rather to stop the meth (and never again associate with anyone linked to meth) and thus never have to worry about what the risks of this, or of that, are. ...Read more

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Can injecting meth cause lung problems?

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Can injecting meth cause lung problems?

I.v. meth: Not just affect lung vessels causing hypertension, but also blood, liver and other organs. ...Read more

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My boyfriend has cotton fever from injecting meth, What can he do to help take it away?

My boyfriend has cotton fever from injecting meth, What can he do to help take it away?

The usual.: Cotton fever refers to the transient eleva-
tion in temperature within minutes after injec-
tion of drug filtered through cotton, or after
shooting the cottons. Symptoms include fever,
chills, headache, abdominal pain, nausea, vomit-
ing, and muscle aches.
NOT infected blood vessel, skin, or heart valve.
Lasts average 12 hr. Rane 6 to 48 BUT improving by 12.
Fluids and tylenol helpful. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of itchy red rash from injecting meth?

How do I get rid of itchy red rash from injecting meth?

Do not do meth: Itchy rash is the least of the damage you are doing to yourself. Get off meth!
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more

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Hi I have had numbness and tingling all ove my body for well over a month after injecting meth right after the shot I felt like My veins were attacked?

Hi I have had numbness and tingling all ove my body for well over a month after injecting meth right after the shot I felt like My veins were attacked?

Need to examine: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without examining you and your symptoms warrant evaluation by a physician.
I trust that you will not do meth again.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex.
Get HPV vaccine, if you are under 27 years of age. ...Read more

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Forarm is red and swollen very painful after injecting meth arm is changing colour whole arm is aching

Forarm is red and swollen very painful after injecting meth arm is changing colour whole arm is aching

Cellulitis: You definitely need to see a doctor right away as you seem to be developing a skin infection. It sometimes can be fatal, meaning kill you. ...Read more

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Male of 33 injects opiates frequently suffering from shortness of breath, fluid in lungs, light headed, and tightness in chest after injecting meth?

Male of 33 injects opiates frequently suffering from shortness of breath, fluid in lungs, light headed, and tightness in chest after injecting meth?

Go to ER: This could be a reaction to the drugs, sepsis from non sterile techniques, or thrombotic events. Please go to the er to be evaluated, and then strongly consider rehab. ...Read more

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I just found out I'm about five weeks pregnant and I've also been smoking meth up until now what effects does it have on my baby? I'm not using anymore

I just found out I'm about five weeks pregnant and I've also been smoking meth up until now what effects does it have on my baby? I'm not using anymore

Very Sad!: I'm sure that you would like some reassurance that all will be well. However, please stop any drug abuse immediately as well as cigarettes and alcohol. Get a good OB Dr. And follow all advice from this point on. Hope you and your unborn baby do well. ...Read more

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How does meth stay in your system while pregnant 38 weeks?

How does meth stay in your system while pregnant 38 weeks?

Meth: Meth will only stay in your system for a couple days but it will stay in the baby's cord blood and meconium (poop) till birth actually most drugs taken after about 12 weeks gestation will show up in the baby ...Read more

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What happens to mothers who test positive for meth in pregnancy?

Injury to child: In my state such results will place the mother on a list for a monitored birth & child protective services review. Most will lose the child at birth to foster care if the fetus survives the pregnancy. ...Read more

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I injected meth in my arm and missed why would someone tell me to use a quarter?

Call for help: Drug addiction is a serious problem. They probably wanted you to use that quarter and call, for help!
See an addictionologist ASAP or call the county mental, health society. Or go, to an emergency room and seek help before you lose, that arm, or your life. ...Read more

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When my friend injected meth she got severe pain in the back of her neck. What could have been wrong?

When my friend injected meth she got severe pain in the back of her neck. What could have been wrong?

I don't know.: However, a number of such cases have been asked about on various websites. Simply typing in meth and neck pain you will see that there are a number of websites reporting this. The cause is not specified, nor is the treatment. The cure however is to never use it again. Please be a good friend and encourage your friend to seek the help that she needs to get off of it before her mouth looks similar to the picture above. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Somewhat complicated drug abuse question? Pregnant, meth user, still involved with boyfriend who got me hooked.

See your doc: You need to talk openly with your doc about this and ask for help. It is very dangeros situation for you and the baby. And believe me your life and baby life are far more important. Please talk to your doc openly about this and he or she will be able to come with a plan to help and support you. ...Read more

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This was my 3rd time ever doing meth. I injected it and my vein has bludged up and is a red color and has became longer. What could this be?

This was my 3rd time ever doing meth. I injected it and my vein has bludged up and is a red color and has became longer. What could this be?

Phlebitis: Please don't do this any more. You're smart enough to have found HealthTap; you're smart enough to move on and leave the "friends" who did this with you behind. The vein is inflamed and may be thrombosed. If it's not better tomrrow, get seen. If you feel you can't stop doing meth on your own, please talk with your personal physician. I'm really glad you wrote -- let's start a better life. ...Read more

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A friend. He addicted in drug called meth by he using it by injected. How long will it take to clear and pass the urine test? How long will it clear?

A friend. He addicted in drug called meth by he using it by injected. How long will it take to clear and pass the urine test? How long will it clear?

1 to 4 days: According to the national highway safety administration, methamphetamine can show up on a urine test for an average of one to four days, but up to a week for chronic users. Also, like other drugs, it can show up in a hair follicle test for as long as 90 days, according to columbus health and wellness. The exact time that it takes your body to flush the drug out of your body depends on many differe. ...Read more

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I have done meth fo 10 yrs. Was smoking first, recently started to inject it, test results for Triglycerides came high, is it the meth catching up?

Don't you think: You had enough, why worry about triglycerides, you had bigger dangerous problem problem that can kill you. Please seek help, go for detoxification, it is not too late ...Read more

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I have a friend who is twenty seven weeks pregnant she's done herione during the pregnancy and meth once what are the chances of these drugs showing up?

I have a friend who is twenty seven weeks pregnant she's done herione during the pregnancy and meth once what are the chances of these drugs showing up?

Wrong question: Forgive my frankness. If you're really her friend, you need to ask, "What can I do to help my friend stop doing these drugs, so that she can be a decent parent? " The BEST thing that can happen is that her drug abuse will be detected, Baby put someplace safe away from a drug-abusing mother, and your friend getting clean. I can't help her, but perhaps you can. Please give it a try. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Hello, I've been doing meth for 4 years, I used to snort it now I inject. I need to have a clean urine test to go back to school how long till it's out of my system?

Hello, I've been doing meth for 4 years, I used to snort it now I inject. I need to have a clean urine test to go back to school how long till it's out of my system?

About 5 days: Amphetamines do clear out in a few days.
As you know, you are not doing yourself any favors by doing meth. While you are off this devil for your urine to clear, please stay away from it forever.
For good health - ...Read more

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I am about 4-5 months pregnant and I smoked meth once saturday sept. 12 I have an ultrasound friday the 18th and a dr appointment the 25 of sept. Will it be out of my system and is my baby ok? This is the only time I have done this and I'm scared if they

I am about 4-5 months pregnant and I smoked meth once saturday sept. 12 I have an ultrasound friday the 18th and a dr appointment the 25 of sept. Will it be out of my system and is my baby ok? This is the only time I have done this and I'm scared if they

Drug use and pregnan: Any drug use is potentially harmful to your developing baby. Unsure if this will be out of your system in the timeframe you mentioned. I recommend that you seek resources for drug rehabilitation, which is best for you and for baby. ...Read more

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I'm five months pregnant and my last day of meth use was today, will it still show up in my babies system once born?

I'm five months pregnant and my last day of meth use was today, will it still show up in my babies system once born?

Depends: Examination of the urine of an infant will usually not show meth if stopped 2 weeks or more before delivery. If the stool is examined, it may retain evidence of meth use for several months. Stay clean & you can avoid a multitude of problems for baby & might not end up loosing the child as a cps case. ...Read more

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What kind of detox can you reccomend for pregnant? I'm 6mos pregnant and I really want to stop using meth. Please help me. Thank you

Detox: You should not detox on your own. Please be honest with your physician NOW. You need a medically supervised detoxificantion so you don't harm yourself or your baby. ...Read more

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If a baby was exposed to meth during pregnancy... How long will it take to completely flush out of his system? Or how long will it remain?

If a baby was exposed to meth during pregnancy... How long will it take to completely flush out of his system? Or how long will it remain?

Not sure of your?: If you mean how long does it stay in the child and can cause problems, it is a very short-acting drug in both adults and children, and is quickly metabolized and excreted. But if what you are asking is how can it be detected after birth, the answer depends on what they are testing. If they test the baby's first stool (meconium) it will basically be a record of months of exposure. If urine, 2-5 d. ...Read more

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Can explain what's is the difference between smoking meth and inject meth? Is there any difference on the urine? How long will the urine clear?

Methamphetamine: Methamphetamine's elimination half-life is around 10 hours, and it's detectable in your urine for 1-4 days. It will remain detectable in your hair follicles for up to 90 days. It stays in your system longer when injected than smoked. The drug is extremely dangerous no matter how it's used -- you risk heart attack and stroke even when young. Very addictive too. Please stay away from it. ...Read more

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I used meth and pot everyday. I found out at 9 weeks I was pregnant. What's the possible risks of birth deffects? Iv stopped using completely

Meth and pot: There are always risks to the baby when you took them while pregnant. It is difficult to assess the risk. You need to register with an obstetrician early to be followed more closely. ...Read more

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I am 38 wks pregnant, I'm disgusted in myself, I recently relapsed (meth) after 3 yrs, if tested will my son be positive and will they take him?

I am 38 wks pregnant, I'm disgusted in myself, I recently relapsed (meth) after 3 yrs, if tested will my son be positive and will they take him?

Methamphetamine: Depends on how much you consumed during pregnancy, hence the effect on your baby when born, what kind of symptoms will the baby present with, bottom line, any action will be for your own safety and your baby's, one cannot judge beforehand, hope you have an uneventful pregnancy, labor and enjoy good health, both yourself and your baby ...Read more

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I just found out I'm pregnant. I should be close to two months and I have been using herion and meth. Is it to late how much damage have I caused?

I just found out I'm pregnant. I should be close to two months and I have been using herion and meth. Is it to late how much damage have I caused?

Heroin and meth: Well talk about being stupid using Heroin and Meth. One cannot predict what damage has taken place but one thing is that you have to stop this use immediately if you want a chance of a normal child. ...Read more