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Obese with heart disease and off cocaine but still testing positive

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hello im a 59 yr old male suffer from congestive heart failier weigh 360 lbs have back problems arthritus in my knees.im a recovering addicit (cocain) . i have been clean since december 19th 2013. i was doing anywhere from 1 gram to 3 grams a day. im on several (9) medications for heart lasix- coumadin-metoprolol-etc. but after being clean a lil over 8 months why would i still be testingt hot for cocain in urine












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Hello , Thank you for your query at DoctorSpring.

I understand that you are a recovering addict with congestive heart failure and arthritis . Since you have been clean for the past 8 months , the results could be due to false positive cocaine in the urine.

I would like to know some additional information from you :

1. Have you taken Amoxicillin or consumed coffee or tea /tonic water before the test or in the recent past ?

2. Are you keeping cocaine at home ? Even if you not using it, is there any chance you are coming in contact with it ? (Like handling them)

3. Did you take any natural remedies or similar medications in the recent past ?

You can reply as followup consult. T
Thank you.


Dr. Jaydeep Tripathy
Category: HIV- AIDS Specialist
Experience: 
MBBS from Sri Ramachandra University in December 2011
M.Med (Family Medicine) - TNMGR University, Chennai
MBA-MPH in Public Health in March 2016, SRM University
Finished AFIH in March 2016, SRM University
MRCP ( UK ), Internal Medicine, Royal College of Physicians, June 2016
Fellowship in Diabetology from Martin Luther University in January 2017

Currently Resident Physician, in MD Radiodiagnosis - Kamakshi Memorial Hospital, Chennai
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