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What should one do if there is baby who accidently swallowed a very very small amount of meth and cries?

What should one do if there is baby who accidently swallowed a very very small amount of meth and cries?

Go to the ER: Even a small amount of meth could be dangerous for a child. After that I would've expecting a call from child protective services since the child should not have been around meth in the first place. ...Read more

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My friend used meth 1 time at 18 weeks pregnant, very small amount, will it show in babies meconium at birth, if she delivers at full term. In 22 week?

My friend used meth 1 time at 18 weeks pregnant, very small amount, will it show in babies meconium at birth, if she delivers at full term. In 22 week?

Meconium starts: Forming between 12-16 weeks. The Chicago-based lab we used when I worked for the NV State Health Division claimed that their assay could detect illicit drugs in meconium used 6 months prior to delivery. A temporary decrease in oxygen from a "hit" of meth may cause permanent damage in some areas of the fetal brain. Encourage her to 'fess up, for her baby's sake & to get addiction counseling. ...Read more

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If I swallowed the cum of a meth user will I test positive?

If I swallowed the cum of a meth user will I test positive?

NO: You may want to reconsider a relationship that has you wondering about your own health though... ...Read more

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Female friend is a crystal Meth smoker she is complaining about pain on the right side of her chest, dizziness, Hot flashes, and unable to swallow?

Female friend is a crystal Meth smoker she is complaining about pain on the right side of her chest, dizziness, Hot flashes, and unable to swallow?

Impossible to say: Depends on age and risk factors, but chest pain associated with methamphetamine use can always be cardiac in origin, and your friend needs to get checked out by her PCP or an urgent care setting. You might benefit from a few Alanon meetings to learn how to handle your own emotions about your friend, and to not enable her drug use. She needs help and I hope that she gets it soon, before more harm. ...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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Its april 7 2016 im due july 21, 2016 I just stopped smoking. I'm almost 6months will meth be out of my system and the babies? What can I does to help

Its april 7 2016 im due july 21, 2016 I just stopped smoking. I'm almost 6months will meth be out of my system and the babies? What can I does to help

Continue good work: Congratulations on working towards sobriety and away from meth. Work closely with your OB physician about your pregnancy, ask questions about nutrition, and speak with your friends regularly for support. Best of luck and hope the remainder of your pregnancy goes smoothly. ...Read more

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My longtime childhood friend is currently 26 weeks pregnant She has been using meth on and off her whole pregnancy! She wants to know if she stops now if it will show in the babies system when delivered?

My longtime childhood friend is currently 26 weeks pregnant She has been using meth on and off her whole pregnancy! She wants to know if she stops now if it will show in the babies system when delivered?

If I look: If she stops, it is healthier for her & the baby may actually survive the pregnancy. If mom draws attention to herself by being a known user, having drugie friends visit or for other reasons the Child & Family Services people have her on their radar she will have trouble. I can find evidence of any drug exposure in baby back to about 20 wks. If she gets clean & stays clean they may not look. ...Read more

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Will taking 1 hit of meth at 18 weeks pregnant show up in babies meconium at birth in 22 weeks? Never used again? She will be tested, along with baby.

Will taking 1 hit of meth at 18 weeks pregnant show up in babies meconium at birth in 22 weeks? Never used again? She will be tested, along with baby.

Meconium: Think. Where will it all go, or `accumulate? But In Meconium which begins to form, I believe around 12 th or 16th wk. Drugs can be detected in Meconium by second trimester. If you stay clean and your UDS continues to be negative, they may not test Meconium.
But are you asking this question for yourself or for your Baby, that little helpless, precious being expecting all protection from Mama. ...Read more

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I'm 38 weeks pregnant. My dr. Is aware that I struggle with addiction. He said he will test the baby when he is born, how long does meth stay in my babies system? And if I'm clean, does the dr have the right to test the baby.

I'm 38 weeks pregnant. My dr. Is aware that I struggle with addiction. He said he will test the baby when he is born, how long does meth stay in my babies system? And if I'm clean, does the dr have the right to test the baby.

Yes: If you consumed any drugs after 20 wks gestation the doc is likely to find evidence in babies system. Both you and baby are subject the child protection laws of the state. The doc is required by that law to act on any suspicion of drug exposure to protect that baby's life as a new citizen. If you have remained clean, no problem, if not, you must deal with it. Baby can also show drug withdrawal. ...Read more

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How long will a one time use of meth stay in my urine. One small" bump"?

How long will a one time use of meth stay in my urine. One small" bump"?

48 hours least: 48 to 72 hours at least depends on metabolism. ...Read more

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I went through a very difficult tragedy and turned to heroin & meth to cope. I quit already, but am I going to lose my baby to cps if I stay clean now?

I went through a very difficult tragedy and turned to heroin & meth to cope. I quit already, but am I going to lose my baby to cps if I stay clean now?

I don't know the: Situation well enough or how child protective services or legal system works in arizona. I would be candid with your obstetrician. If you haven't also been working with an addiction medicine specialist - this would be a step in the right direction. Take care. ...Read more

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How far back can meconium testing go back on testing for drugs used once at 18 weeks meth a very small amount if she gives birth@40wks will it show up?

How far back can meconium testing go back on testing for drugs used once at 18 weeks meth a very small amount if she gives birth@40wks will it show up?

Hard to say: The baby's GI tract becomes mature and starts to produce meconium by 16 weeks, so it is possible. If you are not in any form of treatment program, GET INTO ONE. Even if you have been successful since using methamphetamine that time, without treatment the odds are very high you may use again. A treatment program can not only help you, but can vouch for your remaining abstinent when CPS comes. ...Read more

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While eating with a plastic fork, I accidently bit off one of the sharp ends and swallowed it. Very small. Only like 3mm but it's sharp. Is this ok?

While eating with a plastic fork, I accidently bit off one of the sharp ends and swallowed it. Very small. Only like 3mm but it's sharp. Is this ok?

Concerns: Unlikely to perforate gut.
Unlikely to digest, but should pass through.
Unlikely to show on x-ray.
Let your doctor know, and be prepared to go to hospital, with abdominal pain.
Eat fiber cereals, bulk to help pass along with adequate daily water. ...Read more

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I ate a small amount of Meth. How long is it going to be in my system? Thx

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Meth: Depends on amount taken, your metabolic rate, your tolerance, etc. I would roughly estimate 3-5 days before urine test becomes negative. Caution about repeated ingestion, as such makes results unpredictable. ...Read more

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I used a small amount of meth smoked it how long before its out of my system?

Depends: Could be from 5 to 10 days depending on your metabolism. On the other hand without sounding like a scold, doing meth and worrying about it is just as detrimental to your health & well being. It's not the "amount" of meth you used but the good probability of increasing use that it illegal and depending on your age very harmful ...Read more

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Is meth still in ones system after 7 days?

Usually not: Meth is short acting and should be out of system in few days. ...Read more

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Does meth help one lose weight?

Does meth help one lose weight?

No excuse: If by causing irreversable brain damage and permanent depression leading to death, meth does lead to wt loss. Get help. Don't even consider trying meth as some drugs are addicting after initial trial. ...Read more

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Can meth cause pain in ones bladder?

Can meth cause pain in ones bladder?

Only via infection: Only if your use has opened up a way for infection to get into you kidneys and or bladder. You should see your family doctor. ...Read more

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How long does meth stay in a baby's system?

How long does meth stay in a baby's system?

Meth detectable in poop: But read this from a website I found, :i used to work in a medical foster home for drug-affected babies who were taken at birth by the state. Most of these babies required 24 hour nursing care. I think the real question is not "will the drugs still be in the baby's system" but "how affected will this baby be by the drugs it's mommy was taking? " I could not agree more. It will be detectable in the babies first poop called meconium. ...Read more

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Why did meth labs pop up in small towns and farms?

Odor: Meth labs give off a terrible odor during product manufacture. Too easy to spot in urban areas. ...Read more

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How long does meth stay in an unborn baby's system?

Define remain: Urine studies from a newly born infant would likely be clear if the mom had abstained for the week prior to delivery. If there were suspicions about drug use, the hospital staff could send the babies poo for studies that would show meth use within the preceding month or months. ...Read more

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How long does meth stay in an unborn baby's system?

How long does meth stay in an unborn baby's system?

Many possibilities: The meth a fetus is exposed to will be gradually removed through the mother and active drug will be gone when it is out of mothers system. However, some will be deposited in the meconium or fecal debris accumulating in babies intestine.That is where I look (test) for exposure. It can/will remain detectable for weeks after use. ...Read more

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How long does it take meth to get out of an unborn baby?

How long does it take meth to get out of an unborn baby?

Varies: This depends on how much the mother has been using and many other factors. Methamphetamine and its breakdown products in the mother's blood will be passed into the fetus' system through the placenta. The average methamphetamine urine drug screen will be negative 4-5 days after last use, but there may still be low levels of the drug in the mother's/fetus' systems. Brain effects last longer. ...Read more

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How long does it take meth to get out of an unborn baby?

How long does it take meth to get out of an unborn baby?

Don't plan on it: If you are on the radar of child and family services you need to get into the mindset that they will find out. If not, avoid anything that will bring attention to you. In most cases they never look. If they look, they can find evidence that identifies use as much as 3-4 months prior to delivery. ...Read more

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What can you take to clean meth out of you and your unborn baby?

What can you take to clean meth out of you and your unborn baby?

Of concern is the: Fact that "meth" travels through uterine arteries to placenta & fetus. One "hit" rapidly constricts blood vessels, causing lowered blood flow & oxygen delivery that can damage your heart & brain, the placenta & your fetus' brain. A fetal ultrasound may yield useful information. I hope for you a helpful, non-judgmental OB & addiction counsellor who can help you & your baby be safe & healthy. ...Read more

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Could a child get facial legions from secondhand fumes from meth?

Could a child get facial legions from secondhand fumes from meth?

Yes.: A child could get facial lesions if he or she was burned from the second hand fumes of meth and other ingredients that could also have been used in the process of making it. ...Read more