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Possibility of THC traces in fetus - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   how long does it take for thc to exit the system of an unborn child?
Doctor :   hello
Doctor :   i am Dr Oxxxx here
User :   i know its an odd and seemingly inappropriate question :/
Doctor :   please tell me how can i help you?
User :   how long does it take for thc to leave the blood stream, and the system of an unborn child?
Doctor :   in the unborn child its has harmful effects
User :   yes i understand that.
User :   i know the effects
Doctor :   how much dose are you talking ?
User :   not me my wife, she hasnt been smoking, or at least she says, but smoked maybe the equivalent to a gram about a week ago
Doctor :   and can you tell me how many months she was pregnant when she was smoking
User :   she is now 37 weeks pregnant, trust me i know this sounds bad and i am not happy about this at all
User :   she got a urinalysis and tested positive which is how i found out and i am just wondering how long it will stay in the childs system
Doctor :   THC can remain in the body and its metabolites can be detected from 3 to 90 days after it is ingested orally or smoked
Doctor :   there are many factors go into determining how long drug toxins will remain in a person's body
Doctor :   these factors vary from person to person
Doctor :   your overall health, your body weight and body fat percentage, your metabolic rate, your fluid intake, the type of drug used, and the degree of exposure to the drug toxin...
User :   is it detectable longer in urine or blood, and which is the hospital going to do on the baby, i am worries about the child being taken away
Doctor :   since mother blood is mixed with the fetus blood .. so it circulates in the unborn child too
Doctor :   drug will remain detectable in the body for 2-30 days
Doctor :   If you smoke it occasionally, it will usually remain in your system for up to 10 days. If you smoke it on a regular basis it will stay in your system for up to 45 days.
Doctor :   whats the age of your wife ?
User :   24
Doctor :   THC has a cumulative effect, so if you smoke marijuana heavily on a daily basis, it can stay in the body for up to 90 days
Doctor :   and the more dangerous it becomes for the unborn child
User :   well i am making sure it doesnt happen again. but thank you i think i got the information I needed
Doctor :   and as per as your specific query of blood or urine test ??? well it does not matter
User :   ok thank you
Doctor :   both will give same results
Doctor :   you are most welcome
User :   have a good one
Doctor :   you too
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