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Doctor insights on: What If I Injected Water In To My Bloodstream

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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