Methamphetamine has been associated with complications that cause severe abdominal pain, bloody diarrhea, and vomiting. A long-term heavy methamphetamine user with life-threatening rectal bleeding was treated with a transcatheter occlusion of the bleeding arteries. Bleeding blood vessels were vulnerable submucosal arteries, which were part of the collateral supply to the distal colon. Visceral arteriography demonstrates serious arterial stenotic lesions of the celiac axis, the superior mesenteric artery and the inferior mesenteric artery.
The collateral vessels were observed with a corkscrew morphology similar to that seen with obliterating thromboangiitis. While crystalline methamphetamine is cheap and has a powerful effect, it is also highly addictive, dangerous and, ultimately, deadly for many people. In this report, a 44-year-old male patient with abdominal pain and hematochezia has a history of crystalline methamphetamine abuse. He currently tolerates oral intake and has now stopped using crystalline methamphetamine or any other recreational drug.
Trying to pass a meth test the day after taking methamphetamine is like trying to brush up on a bit of algebra. Knowing the signs, symptoms and side effects of crystalline methamphetamine abuse can help you identify if someone you know may be using this dangerous drug. If you or someone you know is struggling with methamphetamine addiction, The Recovery Village is willing and ready to help you on your path to recovery. Over the past two decades, illicit methamphetamine, also known as crystalline methamphetamine, has presented one of the largest and most dangerous drug epidemics in the United States.
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