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I accidentally injected powdered coffee creamer into my vein last week, thinking it was heroin. What can happen to me?

I accidentally injected powdered coffee creamer into my vein last week, thinking it was heroin. What can happen to me?

You could die.: Please please please, do not inject anything into your veins. Even if you were correct and it was heroin, that could have killed you also! ...Read more

Dr. Ted King
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Veins (Definition)

Veins are thin walled vessels that carry deoxygenated blood ...Read more


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Supposing you had a syringe filled with the same amount of caffeine as a cup of coffee, and injected it into your blood stream, what would happen medically?

Supposing you had a syringe filled with the same amount of caffeine as a cup of coffee, and injected it into your blood stream, what would happen medically?

Get it all at once?: I've had the temptation to do this at starbucks once when the line was too long. You'd likely have supraventricular tachycardia with palpitaions, break out into a sweat, get nauseated, throw up and tbe made to clean up the mess. After you recover from being dizzy you'd probably get a headache and feel awfull for the rest of the day. Better to just order the latte with an extra shot of espresso. ...Read more

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Could you inject lidocaine into your veins?

Could you inject lidocaine into your veins?

Yes but why?: Lidocaine is used by docs to treat heart rhythm problems. This is done by injection in a controlled manner. It can be toxic if too much or too strong. Discuss this with your doc if you have a burning desire to do this. ...Read more

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Wondering if you could inject lidocaine directly into your veins and what exactly would it do?

Lidocaine venous: A small amount might be used to reduce pain of other injected meds or cardiac arrhythmias, larger amounts would cause you to have a seizure and cardiac arrest. ...Read more

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I've been injecting suboxone for 3 years, now I have zero veins left. Will plugging do anything? I've tried to put under mytounge but am still sick.

I've been injecting suboxone for 3 years, now I have zero veins left. Will plugging do anything? I've tried to put under mytounge but am still sick.

Plugging Suboxone: Hello. How often do you see your suboxone provider for scripts OR are you obtaining this another route? Sounds like you are in withdrawal since you are asking about plugging. Some suboxone prescribers have approved this route of tx for patients who have mouth sores, etc. Key thing with those patients is honesty with their provider. You have NO MORE VEINS. PLEASE actively seek addiction help. ...Read more

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I take kineret (anakinra) injections sub-cu. I didn't notice that I accidentally hit & possibly injected the med into a vein until I was finished. Advice?

I take kineret (anakinra) injections sub-cu. I didn't notice that I accidentally hit & possibly injected the med into a vein until I was finished. Advice?

Ignore it: I doubt you injected it into a vein. It is more likely that the needle passed through a small vein and caused some bleeding. If nothing has happened by now, nothing will. ...Read more

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What happens if you inject alcohol into a vein?

What happens if you inject alcohol into a vein?

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 slough of skin. Associated with severe pain and watch for intoxication. ...Read more

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If you inject insulin to the vein, what happens?

If you inject insulin to the vein, what happens?

Lowers blood sugar: Commonly used site of administration for certain hospitalized patients. ...Read more

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Is there any danger in injecting air into veins?

Is there any danger in injecting air into veins?

Air embolism: There is a significant risk in injecting air into a vein. It can lead to air embolism (simikar to pulmonary thromboembolism). If the quantity of air large it can be fatal ...Read more

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What could happen if hydrochloric acid was injected into a person's vein?

What could happen if hydrochloric acid was injected into a person's vein?

Major damage: The acid will do serious damage to local tissues, but may or may not be buffered by the body's systems before it reaches the heart and damages the rhythm-producing cells. If you are considering suicide, please call your physician, or if you feel you will lose control, call 911. Thinking about this kind of thing is not right for anyone, and your life can probably be much better. ...Read more

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What happens if I injected 2-3 mil of air into a vein through a cvp line could it possibly cause death within 48 hours?

Central venous air: 2-3 cc of air is not enough to cause a fatal air embolism. It would certainly be resorbed in 48 hours. If it was clinically significant, it would present almost immediately. So no, 2-3 cc air intravenously would not cause death 48 h later. ...Read more

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I'm 19 yrs old and my veines feel like someone injected lava in them and its broken up and flowing threw my body. What is it please.

I'm 19 yrs old and my veines feel like someone injected lava in them and its broken up and flowing threw my body. What is it please.

Odd sensations?: This is a unique complaint. You need to see a physician and have an evaluation. It requires a thorough history and physical exam! ...Read more

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What happens if you inject vinager into a vein or a bone?

What happens if you inject vinager into a vein or a bone?

Why do you ask?: Are you contemplating taking this action? If yes - please don't do so. At minimum it is likely to cause tissue damage. If you or someone else is tempted to inject a foreign substance into your body - please get psychiatric help now. ...Read more

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Will you die if you inject isopropyl alcohol into your vein.?

Will you die if you inject isopropyl alcohol into your vein.?

Alcohol: Unlikely, but not the best idea. Injection could cause local problem. The amount would be important. Isopropyl alcohol causes metabolic acidosis in large amount. ...Read more

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Is it safe to use an IV to inject vodka directly into your veins?

NO: Never quite sure how to answer this type of question. I want to say "what the heck are you thinking and what does common sense tell you, it should be saying, "really really bad idea."" it would be extremely painful and scar your veins and could cause toxic alcohol levels. If this does sound like a good idea, please seek help, I know this can sound like a great idea to someone with an addiction. ...Read more

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Accidentally injected fragmin (dalteparin) into a vein is this serious?

I answered: This question but will repeat/ first how do you know that was injected in a vein. It is usually injected under the skin was there a bigger vein? Makes no difference nothing will happen. Hope no mistakes were done with the total dose injected. ...Read more

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What will happen if my son injected oral lidocaine into his arm inside his vein?

He could die: Depending on the volume and technique, several things can happen. He gets lucky, and nothing happens. He gets infected from the site, with blood poisoning which could be treated. However, this med can modify the heart rhythm and could put his heart into sudden irregular rhythm, resulting in death. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my son injected oral lidocaine into his arm inside his vein, what will happen?

May kill him: Lidocaine has a direct effect on the heart rhythm system. An intravenious injection could trigger a rhythm disturbance and result in sudden death. ...Read more

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Why do you inject dilaudid in muscles and not veins?

Why do you inject dilaudid in muscles and not veins?

Dilaudid: Dilaaudid can be injected into muscles and into veins - the injection above was probably ordered that way by the doctor. ...Read more

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Can you tell me what if you inject hiv+ blood in your veins?

Can you tell me what if you inject hiv+ blood in your veins?

Direct infection: Injecting HIV infected blood into your veins is risking direct infection. There are different risk factors associated with the likelihood of acquiring the infection: 1. Is the person who is hiv+ on haart and what is that persons viral load; 2. What is the volume of blood injected. From a needle stick we estimate risk of 0.3% infection. If it is you however, it is 100% risk! ...Read more

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Is it possible that injecting hair into your veins can kill you?

Why do you ask?: I don't even know how one would go about injecting hair into their blood vessels. ...Read more

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Could you tell me why dilaudid is injected in muscles and not veins?

Dilaudid: Dilaudid can be injected into muscles or in the Veins. In the latter it has a very rapid onset and can cause respiratory issues. ...Read more

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Please answer! What would happen if I inject lidocaine 2% epedefrine 1% directly into a vein or artery?

Injecting Lidocaine: Epedefrine (two different drugs, Epinephrine is most likely, Ephedrine (ephedrine sulfate) is less likely) combined with 2% Lidocaine would cause a very dramatic sensation of flight or fright. Heart racing, possibly skipped heart beats, probably irregular heart beats, and could very likely lead to serious cardiac injury or death. Don't do it!
the medicines would get into circulation and affect you in about 30 secs. ...Read more

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I injected tesosterone im last thursday and think I hit a vein, how long is the danger window? Or am I out of the woods?

I injected tesosterone im last thursday and think I hit a vein, how long is the danger window? Or am I out of the woods?

No concern: There is no danger at this point, the concern with hitting the vein is that the medication can go directly into your blood. ...Read more

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Accidentally injecting blood thinners into a vein would this cause a problem I take dalterparin sodium 5000 iu. Am now panicking?

Do not panic: How do you know it was injected in a vein? Did blood enter the syringe? Usually it is injected under the skin...And from there into the circulation in a slower pace. Do not panic as long as the dose was accurate. A low molecular weight Heparin used to prevent DVT and pe. Do not stop the treatment. Just for piece of mind I would call the prescribing md. Aspirate to make sure not in a vein! ...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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What would happen if some1 injected 200ml tap water into their veins? Would they die? I thought it killed rbc's but on another answer it wasn't noted

What would happen if some1 injected 200ml tap water into their veins? Would they die? I thought it killed rbc's but on another answer it wasn't noted

It is dangerous: It is very dangerous, because the insertion of non sterile material into the circulation, and the possibility of air mixed with that as well can cause death ...Read more