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Marijuana Side Effects

Marijuana is a psychoactive drug taken from the cannabis plant. It shows some long-term effects and short-term effects on the body. Some short-term effects are altered senses, mood changes, hallucinations, delusions, memory problems, and long-term effects are impairments in brain development. The other health problems are breathing problems, high heart rate, and issues in child development before and during pregnancy.

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I am 22 weeks pregnant and I smoke marijuana. How long will it stay in my system?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 22 weeks pregnant. Due date is after three months. I smoked marijuana for the first few months to help with severe morning sickness. I stopped smoking probably last month. I went to a gynecologist this month, and they took a urine sample in which they tested for drugs and marijuan...  Read Full »

Dr. Nargis M Vahora

Answer: Hello, Welcome to My advice to you that please stop taking marijuana. If you love your baby, please stop it right now, because it affects your baby growth. Why you want your baby to suffer because of you, so stop it and the other thing there is no safe antidote of marijuana. So better i...  Read Full »

I had a root canal treatment. Can I smoke marijuana?

Query: Hi doctor, Is it safe or risk to my healing process, if I smoke marijuana following a root canal treatment?  Read Full »

Dr. K. Shobana

Answer: Hi, Welcome to It is not safe to smoke marijuana after a root canal treatment. It can increase the pain in the root canal treated tooth. It delays the healing process, and it causes pain. If there is a pain, you can consider taking medications prescribed by your dentist. Stop smoking ...  Read Full »

Will codeine and Marijuana intake cause panic attack?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 22-year-old healthy male. Yesterday I had my first panic attack and it was severe and lasted long. I have ended up in the emergency room. But they just gave me a Diazepam and I was feeling good again, but they never told me what triggered and I am curious. Last night I drank 11...  Read Full »

Dr. Parth Nagda

Answer: Hello, Welcome to It could be a combination of Marijuana, codeine, and beer. Also, regular use of Marijuana will cause panic attacks. It is just that the effects of whatever is taken regularly and do not show up immediately. Only chronic use of either smoking, alcohol or other drugs w...  Read Full »

What impact does marijuana smoking have on penis size?

Query: Hello doctor,I am a 24-year-old bisexual male. I have been smoking marijuana for one year. I have noticed a strange sexual problem and I guess it is due to the oral sex I gave to a man and drank his semen six months ago. After smoking marijuana the next day, I had seizures, and at night for some tim...  Read Full »

Dr. Seikhoo Bishnui

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I can understand your concern. The size of the penis does not increase or decrease in length once an individual achieves puberty. Marijuana is known to precipitate seizures in a lot of individuals but this does not affect the size of the penis. Probably the fear of g...  Read Full »

Why do I feel strange this time after Marijuana smoking?

Query: Hello doctor, I smoked marijuana three days ago. I am feeling very strange from the past three days.  Read Full »

Dr. Ashaq Hussain Parrey

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I went through your post. It is normal to have an abnormal feeling after marijuana for up to a week, especially if you have used it for the first time. You need not worry. Just try to forget the incident and do not use it in the future. Take enough water and fresh fr...  Read Full »

How to overcome my irritation, confusion, mood swings, and body stiffness due to marijuana and drug abuse?

Query: Hello doctor,I used marijuana for two years and used other drugs after that. Due to which I got a panic attack five years back. Now I have constipation due to depression. I do not have celiac disease and anemia. All my test reports are normal. I eat tablet Venlafaxine 150 mg twice daily, tablet Preg...  Read Full »

Dr. Vishal Anilkumar Gandhi

Answer: Hi, Welcome to You have a major depressive disorder. There is non-pharmacological management for it, you should try to follow few guidelines to deal with it. Exercises daily for 30 to 45 minutes in the gym, go for a walk, or swim to boost your confidence. It will help you to deal with y...  Read Full »

I feel progressively high, and I have fast heart beats, eye pressure, and breathlessness. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor, I have been feeling progressively high. I do not know how to verbalize my issues. I feel like my heart is beating fast. And also, I have pressure in my eyes, on and off breathlessness. But there was no change in my respiratory rate. I went to the hospital and had blood examinations, a...  Read Full »

Dr. Aida Abaz Quka

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Your symptoms could be suggestive of panic attacks or partial epilepsy seizures. So, I would recommend doing an EEG (electroencephalogram), complete blood count, blood electrolytes, and thyroid hormone levels to rule out the cause. I hope you will find this informat...  Read Full »

I am an 18-year-old male weighing 240 lbs. Everytime I smoke weed I feel my shoulder and arm hurt. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I am an 18-year-old male, not very active. I weigh 240 lbs and have a resting heart rate of around 65 to 80 beats per minute. Every time I smoke weed, I feel my left shoulder and arm hurt. This started four months back, and I have been a Marijuana smoker for seven years. I have a gene...  Read Full »

Dr. Atul Prakash

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I assume you take weed to feel good and temporarily switch off, you are not achieving this physically and mentally. I feel it is counterproductive to take weed with the sort of anxiety that you have. You have to decide to drop one or the other. Tests-wise, you have b...  Read Full »

Can marijuana be detected in meconium testing in pregnancy?

Query: Hello doctor, I am currently pregnant and have a question about meconium testing. I used marijuana a handful of times throughout the beginning of my pregnancy. It has been 19 weeks and three days since I stopped using it completely. I am really stressed about meconium testing. My question is, what i...  Read Full »

Dr. Reetika

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Medically as per certain studies and international publications, meconium testing can detect maternal substance use for up to 4 to 5 months before delivery. For urine testing, it is a week. Please take care of your health and have a good diet and take adequate rest. ...  Read Full »

I had a panic attack after the intake of marijuana. It has been two weeks and I still feel a pit in my stomach accompanied by anxiety. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor, About a month and a half ago I was smoking marijuana with some of my friends for probably the third time ever I had a severe panic attack. For the last two times when this happened to me, I just went to my room to wait it out and it eventually ended and I went back to normal. However,...  Read Full »

Dr. Aditya Gupta

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I can understand your concern. As more than a month has passed since you last smoked marijuana, it is unlikely to be substance-induced, though it could have been precipitated by it. I suggest you to take the following steps: 1 Screen yourself for clinical depression ...  Read Full »

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