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Could I die if water was injected into my bloodstream?

Could I die if water was injected into my bloodstream?

Yes: Doctors use sterile water injections into the bloodstream on a regular basis, and this is perfectly safe. However, nonsterile water (tap water) injected into the bloodstream may be contaminated with chemicals and bacteria that could lead to infection and death. Bottom line: let your health care professional do all injections into your bloodstream! ...Read more

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What happens if cold water is injected into your blood stream?

What happens if cold water is injected into your blood stream?

Why do you ask?: Water without an appropriate osmotic solute will hemolyze the nearby red blood cells. The resulting release of potassium can kill you. Perhaps you can clarify. ...Read more

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Hey, my friend just injected tap water into her blood stream with a needle, will she die? If so, how long does she have to live?

Hey, my friend just injected tap water into her blood stream with a needle, will she die? If so, how long does she have to live?

Infection: It is possible that your friend has an infection from either an unclean needle or from the water. There is no guarantee that the water used is clean. If your friend has fever, chills, headache please have her go to see her pediatrician or provider. ...Read more

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Hi when we are having tooth scaling in anything being injected into you from tooth scaler? Is the water coming out of scaler going into the blood stream when the scaler penetrates your gums? . It is not like an injection?

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Hi when we are having tooth scaling in anything being injected into you from tooth scaler? Is the water coming out of scaler going into the blood stream when the scaler penetrates your gums? . It is not like an injection?

Unlikely: The scaler uses water to help remove the deposits from the teeth. The water is also designed to keep the area cool. Properly used it's unlikely to damage the gum tissue or inject water into the tissue. ...Read more

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What would happen if I injected saltwater into my bloodstream?

What would happen if I injected saltwater into my bloodstream?

Nothing will happen: Nothing will happen but why would you do that.
I will advice you do not inject anything into your blood stream by yourself. ...Read more

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I am not planing to do this but is it true you can die from injecting glow stick into your bloodstream I am not planning to do this but I saw it on 1000 ways to die

I am not planing to do this but is it true you can die from injecting glow stick into your bloodstream I am not planning to do this but I saw it on 1000 ways to die

The: The majority of the ingredients is a glow stick are organic and are not toxic. However, it is reported that if the glow stick ruptures that the interaction of the chemicals can create phenol which is toxic. Phenol is a corrosive. I know that there was an episode about this on "1, 000 ways to die" but I have no way to know if everything they portray is true. ...Read more

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Does diluting alcohol with water slow the absorption into the bloodstream? Do carbonated beverages quicken the effects of alcohol?

Does diluting alcohol with water slow the absorption into the bloodstream? Do carbonated beverages quicken the effects of alcohol?

Yes and yes: Diluting it makes it take longer to get drunk and gives the kidneys more to flush out the alcohol with.
Carbonated beverages get people drunk faster ...Read more

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If AST enzymes were injected into the bloodstream, would glutamate levels in the brain lower?

If AST enzymes were injected into the bloodstream, would glutamate levels in the brain lower?

I don't think so: Not sure if ast will stimulate glutamate production in the brain- two different enzymes! ...Read more

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Is it true that when in labor the vessels in uterus open up so when "your water breaks" naturally ect. It can enter your bloodstream causing AFE?

Is it true that when in labor the vessels in uterus open up so when "your water breaks" naturally ect. It can enter your bloodstream causing AFE?

Yes: It is true, but extremely rare. AFE is a tragic outcome in a labor that happens very very very rarely. It is unfortunately also very very very dangerous if it happens. I have seen it occur once in my career and it did not go well despite the best possible care.

The good news is that again, its super super rare. ...Read more

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Hello. Was just curious as to what would happen to me if I were injected with 10mls of water for injection through my IV line?

Hello. Was just curious as to what would happen to me if I were injected with 10mls of water for injection through my IV line?

Harmful: Infusion of plain water intravenously, even if it's sterile, can potentially cause destruction of your red blood cells (hemolysis), although it would have to be a larger volume to cause severe hemolysis. The destroyed red blood cells cause damage to kidney tubules. Don't mess with your iv line!! ...Read more

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Infection risk aside, how much would someone's hgb be lowered (very roughly) from injecting 100ml pure water? Is that a low enough amount to be safe?

Infection risk aside, how much would someone's hgb be lowered (very roughly) from injecting 100ml pure water? Is that a low enough amount to be safe?

Good grief!: Why would you do such a thing? Is this some sort of wacko natural health procedure? The actual reduction in hemoglobin level would be small, but if 100 ml water were rapidly injected, it might cause significant hemolysis (osmotic rupture of red blood cells), which in turn can cause serious problems like kidney damage. In any case, this carries absolutely no health benefit. Don't do it. ...Read more

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Is it possible to inject Xanax (alprazolam) if you crush up the pills and extract the drug using water? I want to find out before I do it. I am a recreational drug user.

Is it possible to inject Xanax (alprazolam) if you crush up the pills and extract the drug using water? I want to find out before I do it. I am a recreational drug user.

You are crazy: If you think that any responsible physician would give you advice that could lead to your death. Injecting pills introduces talc, any number of contaminants, as well as a host of different germs into your venous system. It is dangerous, can lead to death, pulmonary embolism, heart valve infections, brain abscess, bone abscess, pneumonia and many other things. Stop now, get help. ...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

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What causes dual penis streams when I drink alot of water? What causes it? A Cateter? I do get cateter injected to my penis when im in an icu.

What causes dual penis streams when I drink alot of water? What causes it? A Cateter? I do get cateter injected to my penis when im in an icu.

Mucus: Some mucus drying in center or urinary opening can cause a double stream. Catheter trauma can cause urinary opening to get sore & part of it to stick together. U must have or have had medical problem to require ICU stay & catheterization. ...Read more

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Yesterday, I injected a B12 into my butt by myself, After injection, I felt a bit pale lips. It lasted 3 min and drinking some water got it better. Why?

Yesterday, I injected a B12 into my butt by myself, After injection, I felt a bit pale lips. It lasted 3 min and drinking some water got it better. Why?

Maybe Pain?: Pallor sounds more like a symptom of presyncope or almost passing out. Drinking and sitting down likely helped. Your symptoms do not sound like an allergy reaction which would cause hives and potentially breathing problems. All the best. Giving yourself an injection is brave. ...Read more

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28 years old,,, chest pain,,, normal catheter just spasm while inject,,, worsens some times by drinking cold water,,, improve a little by burp?

28 years old,,, chest pain,,, normal catheter just spasm while inject,,, worsens some times by drinking cold water,,, improve a little by burp?

Esophageal: Your symptoms are classic for esophageal origin - esophagitis and/or spasm. Nitro helps this but a proton pump inhibitor like omeprazole (over the counter) is more likely to promote healing. ...Read more

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I've been injecting oxicodone and duladid into my leg viens. My legs have been swollen and the water pocketssurronding my knees and ankles are full of water. My legs getcramps in them now?

I've been injecting oxicodone and duladid into my leg viens. My legs have been swollen and the water pocketssurronding my knees and ankles are full of water. My legs getcramps in them now?

SERIOUS CONCERNS: Phlebitis could be a serious consequence of IV drug use. The veins can inflame and clots can form causing pain and swelling. Infection can be another serious complication. From your description the exact nature of your problem is unknown but you should see a physician ASAP because of the possibilities. Also, IV opiate use is inherently potentially fatal, seek CD treatment for your dangerous habit ...Read more

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How does the fluid injected during tumescent liposuction minimize bleeding? I read that during tumescent liposuction my doctor will inject salt water, adrenaline, and anesthetic into my fat before it is suctioned out. This supposedly reduces bleeding. Why

How does the fluid injected during tumescent liposuction minimize bleeding? I read that during tumescent liposuction my doctor will inject salt water, adrenaline, and anesthetic into my fat before it is suctioned out. This supposedly reduces bleeding. Why

Epinephrine: Epinephrine or adrenaline, is a vaso spastic medication that make your small blood vessels shot down for about three hours. During that time, liposuction cannula which may disrupt a few blood vessels, will not cause any major bleeding. ...Read more

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Nabilone is it safe for me to disolve with vitamin C packet or isopropyl alcohol mixed with water to inject? Is that going to harrm me? Its THC capsol

Nabilone is it safe for me to disolve with vitamin C packet or isopropyl alcohol mixed with water to inject? Is that going to harrm me? Its THC capsol

No!: Isopropyl (rubbing) alcohol should never be taken internally, orally or otherwise. It is poisonous and not at all chemically the same as drinkable, ethyl alcohol. But I reinforce colleagues' concern about homemade injectables. Discuss with your md the possible of a solution you can safely drink. ...Read more

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Sudden warmth feeling over chest/stomach and back. Feels like when you have CT dye injected or warm water being poured over me. No sweating. Causes?

Sudden warmth feeling over chest/stomach and back. Feels like when you have CT dye injected or warm water being poured over me. No sweating. Causes?

Vasodilation: These symptoms suggest a vasodilation phenomenon. Possible causes include anxiety, stress, caffeine, spices or alcohol effect or hormonal imbalances. Has your thyroid status been checked? Are you taking any medications which could cause vasodilation? Perhaps an evaluation by an internist or endocrinologist would be worthwhile. ...Read more

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Is death gonna be instant if we inject aluminium phosphide into our blood stream? This is just for academic purpose.

No: It will take a while to poison the heart muscle cells and weaken them enough to let you die slowly. It will feel like you're drowning but much slower. Hey -- this is just for academic purposes too... Ninety-nine percent of people who've made a serious suicide attempt are very glad one year later that they failed. There'll be somebody to love you. Just my thoughts. Cheers. ...Read more

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Does showering with highly iron concentrated water will make the iron penetrate the skin and go in the blood stream? Does iron penetrates skin?

Does showering with highly iron concentrated water will make the iron penetrate the skin and go in the blood stream? Does iron penetrates skin?

No absorption: Iron from the leaching of your pipes in the water supply will not be absorbed through the skin. It is not toxic so there is no harm either. If you are iron deficient, there are very inexpensive supplements in any pharmacy. ...Read more

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Is it safe to inject edta into the blood stream?

Is it safe to inject edta into the blood stream?

Not self inj.: The most common side effect is a burning sensation at the site where the edta is delivered into the vein. Rare side effects can include fever, headache, nausea, and vomiting. Even more rare are serious and potentially fatal side effects that can include heart failure, a sudden drop in blood pressure, abnormally low calcium levels in the blood, permanent kidney damage, and bone marrow depression. ...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