Get your health question answered instantly from our pool of 18000+ doctors from over 80 specialties

146 Doctors Online
Doctor Image
MD
Dr. Andrew Rynne

Family Physician

Exp 50 years

I will be looking into your question and guiding you through the process. Please write your question below.

Have hepatitis C with mood disorder. Stopped taking marijuana. Positive for urine test. Treatment?

Answered by
Dr.
Dr. Ashish Mittal

Psychiatrist

Practicing since :2004

Answered : 1856 Questions

default
Posted on Thu, 3 Jan 2013 in Mental Health
Question: my son has hep c. he has stopped using marijuana for 45 days now. but still is testing positive for thc with over the counter urine tests. Does this have anything to do with his having hep c? He takes aderall,abilify, and klonopin. for mood disorders.
doctor
Answered by Dr. Ashish Mittal 5 hours later
Hello,
Thanks for your query.
I appreciate your efforts for medical consultation in so much distress.

Marijuana contains cannabis which is frequently causes psychological dependence on it after long term use. The major psychoactive chemical compound in cannabis is tetrahydrocannabinol (THC).

It is good that your son had stopped using it.

After single time use THC detected in body for following hours: Urine (2-3 days), blood (2-3days) and nail (6 months)

After habitual use (like in your friend case) THC detected in body for following hours: Urine (2-3 Months), blood (2-3 weeks) and nail (6 months)

So, after habitual use it can be detected in urine test after 45 days. As he is having hep c then it can be detected more than 3 months. Same, time monitor him and motivate him for not using marijuana in future.

I hope this information has been both informative and helpful for you. In case of any doubt, I will be available for follow ups.

Wish you good health.
Regards,
Dr Ashish XXXXXXX Mittal

Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
doctor
premium_optimized

The User accepted the expert's answer

Share on
Question is related to
Diseases and Conditions
Drug/Medication ,  
Medical Topics

Recent questions on  Cannabinoid

doctor1 MD

I am 23 weeks pregnant and used marajuana 3 weeks ago my next doctors appointment is in a week and a half.. Since I have since quit completely I am worried about a thc positive urine sample at my next appointment are there any safe ways to better insure a clean urine sample at my appointment

doctor1 MD

Can I get THC free medicinal marijuana, AKA CBD Marijuana, to help my liver? I was born with a weak liver, yellow eyes, and it was called jungis or something like that. The doctor also said my P.H (i think that is what it is called) was to high. I also have weird implant type things on my testicles, and sometimes they feel tender. I was told they were sperm clogs but who knows. Is this dangerous?

doctor1 MD

I've been smoking marajuana daily for the last 5-6 years. Everything has been completely fine up until about a 3 months ago when I noticed a slight pain in my lower abdomen (it felt like I had been kicked in the groin really hard within the last...

doctor1 MD

My friend has been clean of all drugs for a few months now, and suddenly she tested positive for THC. She has also just found out she has Acute Liver Failure (No cause found yet). Is it possible that there was still THC, NSAIDs and Riboflavin trapped in her liver that is now being released do to the liver trying to fix itself?

doctor1 MD

Hi I have spoke to u before about having a panic attack after smoking weed then after that I had bad anxiety now it's been nearly 2 months and symptoms have seem to be going away but it comes and gos just wondering how long it could be for a full...

doctor1 MD

Can amoxicillin cause a false positive drug result

doctor1 MD

will doxycycline hyclate trigger a positive on a drug test for thc. I am a mental health therapist and certified substance abuse counselor. I had a client test positive for thc while taking this medication. I need to be able to intelligently tell a judge what the chance of this occurring could be. is there a site that could provide this information to me in writing.