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Is marijuana helpful in the relief of functional abdominal pain?

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I need to know if Marijuana use helps with Functional Abdominal Pain, i need an answer ASAP
Posted Sat, 23 Mar 2013 in Digestion and Bowels
 
 
Answered by Dr. Ratnakar Kini 2 hours later
Hi,
Thanks for posting your query.
I am Dr.Ratnakar Kini and I am pleased to answer your query.

Yes, medical marijuana is helpful in the relief of functional abdominal pain.

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Dr.Ratnakar Kini
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Follow-up: Is marijuana helpful in the relief of functional abdominal pain? 23 hours later
Now i need to know if marijuana affects the liver in any way shape or form.
i will rate the answer after this question as its the most important.
 
 
Answered by Dr. Ratnakar Kini 10 hours later
Hi,
Yes , marijuana is hepatotoxic ( which means it can effect the liver).
Chronic use can cause enlargement of liver and also can cause elevated liver enzymes.

I hope that answers your question.
If you have no more questions, kindly accept this answer and rate this service.

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Dr.Ratnakar Kini
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