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

137 Doctors Online
Doctor Image
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.

Will Methamphetamine taken 72 hours prior show up in urine test?

Answered by
Dr. Indu Kumar


Practicing since :2004

Answered : 6728 Questions

Posted on Fri, 24 Mar 2017 in Drug Abuse
Question: If someone smoked a proximity 2grams of methamphetamine's every other week or more for 6 months then nothing for 3 weeks, is a woman with low iron and over weight by 40lbs (weight 177lbs) and then smoked less then a gram again over a 3 day period would it show on a cbc test 2 days after using?
Answered by Dr. Indu Kumar 53 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Methamphetamine can be detected in urine up to 72 hours by a specific test.

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for writing to HealthcareMagic,
I've gone through your query and understand your concern,

Methamphetamine can be detected in urine up to 72 hours by a specific test.
However it can't be detected in routine CBC.

It may be detected in body up to 4 days after use.

Get well soon.

Hope I have answered your query.
Further queries are most welcome.

Take Care
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Remy Koshy

The User accepted the expert's answer

Share on
Question is related to

Recent questions on  Methamphetamine

doctor1 MD

Hello, I am a 34 year old gay male who has smoked methamphetamine for 4 months now, after 5 years being sober. I am HIV positive, but am being treated. I also heavily use prescription opiate pain medications. The cause for alarm is that I am seeing blood-tinged mucus and constipation in my bowel movements. As well was as slight pain in my abdomen, along with bloating/gas. Could this be related to the meth use, or is it something entirely different? My boyfriend is experiencing similar symptoms regarding the mucus (he also uses methamphetamine). What should we do?

doctor1 MD

with the past month I have noticed this gross mucus in my stool . It ranges in color from white to having a greenish tinge. Also It is difficult to pass bowel movements; it s painful and little comes out. Even when I do not have to use the restroom I am aware of the discomfort in my erm anus? Everytime I use the restroom even just to pee I feel this urge to poo along with a strainful discomfort in my anus, and there is always mucus when I wipe (from my bum) whether go number one or number two. I am a daily crystal methamphetamine user (intranasally) and have been for the past 7 months, but I quit for 3 weeks and just started again a few days ago. This problem actually started after I quit. I am a female age 24 5 3 normal weight was 115 lbs but I m currently only 100, but that is an improvement from the frightening 89 pounds I was about two months ago. Ever since I realized how thin I d become I ve been avidly eating even when not hungry- all healthy foods , tons of protein and also protein shakes , taking multivitamins, drinking more water, and sleeping more. I still feel hideous because I m so bony, but I m not losing weight anymore. I do intend to banish my addiction but it certainly is a struggle. I know the meth is terrible for me but for now (especially because I have stopped neglecting eating and sleeping) I just really want to know what this whole mucus and pain/discomfort business means. Thank you.

doctor1 MD

Hi, may I answer your health queries right now ? Please type your query here...if I use crystal methamphetamine would that effect my boyfriend his gettting a burning after he urine but I do not feel nothing. Only when he finish indise if I do not clean my self I do get a smell I n him have not been drinking a lots of water

doctor1 MD

I am having a strange issue. First off I am an off and on iv drug user of methamphetamine . And a little background I'm 30 y/o and have no known illnesses except hsv1 and heterozygous factor v Leiden . I take prescribed med clonazepam as needed no...

doctor1 MD

What can be done for chills and runny nose. Glands on the left side of the throat seem a little swollen.

doctor1 MD

I've got to get 2 teeth pulled out and I'm going into surgery to get knocked out tomorrow and I've smoked methamphetamines tonight?