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Dr. Robert Kwok
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Can the use of methamphetamine cause leukocytosis?

Can the use of methamphetamine  cause leukocytosis?

Yes: Methamphetamine can cause leukocytosis (high numbers of white blood cells circulating in the blood), hyperglycemia (high blood sugar), high CPK (muscle enzymes leaking from damaged muscle cells), high liver enzymes (leaking from damaged liver cells), low sodium (abnormally low sodium level in the blood), etc... ...Read more

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Dr. Daniel Lebowitz
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Dr. Stuart Wasser
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I am wondering what causes methamphetamine to be in your system when you don't do them?

I am wondering what causes methamphetamine to be in your system when you don't do them?

Nothing: But over the counter cold remedies may test positive for meth on preliminary testing. ...Read more

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Dr. Daniel Lebowitz
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Dr. Alan Ali
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Which things can cause you to test positive for amphetamines/methamphetamines?

Udt: Several substances can give false positive results, assuming u r not taking an amphetamine. Refer to my previous answers for details. ...Read more

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Dr. Alan Wartenberg
Board Certified, Addiction Medicine
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Could methamphetamine (or other illegal drugs) cause severe facial swelling?

Could methamphetamine (or other illegal drugs) cause severe facial swelling?

Usually allergy: It is possible for anyone to be allergic to anything, and get facial edema, swelling of the eyes and throat, and have breathing problems from any drug. These kinds of side effects are very common with amphetamines and other stimulants. ...Read more

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Dr. Daniel Lebowitz
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Dr. Alan Wartenberg
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Is it possible for methamphetamine (or other illegal drugs) to cause severe facial swelling?

Is it possible for methamphetamine (or other illegal drugs) to cause severe facial swelling?

Usually allergy: It is possible for anyone to be allergic to anything, and get facial edema, swelling of the eyes and throat, and have breathing problems from any drug. These kinds of side effects are very common with amphetamines and other stimulants. ...Read more

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Dr. Craig MacArthur
Board Certified, Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
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Does using methamphetamine while pregnant cause a child to get cancer? Just curious

Does using methamphetamine while pregnant cause a child to get cancer? Just curious

Not known : It is not known whether use in pregnancy can cause cancer in the offspring; however, there is ample evidence that neuropsychiatric outcomes in offspring exposed to methamphetamine in utero are adversely affected. ...Read more

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Dr. David J. Rosenfeld
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What would cause a false positive for methamphetamine on a drug screen?

What would cause a false positive for methamphetamine on a drug screen?

Nothing: I am unaware of anything. There are reports showingfalse positives are seen with: ephedrine, pseudoephedrine, propylephedrine, phenylephrine, or desoxyephedrine. In my experience these are not issues. ...Read more

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Dr. Charles Foulks
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Need doctor's help! will methamphetamine cause intersitial cystitis?

Need doctor's help! will methamphetamine cause intersitial cystitis?

No reports yet: There are no reports of this association. Meth is associated with severe and irreversible kidney disease usually an interstitial nephritis. There's a first time for everything and meth effects may be worsened by concomitant use of heroin or lsd. Bottom line: stay away from the meth. Meth kills you badly and makes you look awful while you die. ...Read more

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