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I am 53 years old and last smoked marijuana in January 2015,

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I am 53 years old and last smoked marijuana in January 2015, I am in desperate need of a heart transplant. Mayo clinic wants three consecutive negative test. I seem to test positive for cannabis about every other test. Where can I go to get some answers, I don't care what it costs as I am literally dying. (###) ###-####
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. David replied 2 years ago.
Hello, this is Dr. David. I have read your question and I'm ready to help.
it is rare, but some NSAIDs such as ibuprofen or naproxen sodium can cause false urine screening tests for marijuana
here is an article about it
http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/726897
http://health.cvs.com/GetContent.aspx?token=f75979d3-9c7c-4b16-af56-3e122a3f19e3&chunkiid=13837
screening tests can sometimes cause false positive results
your Mayo clinic doctors should not be making decisions off of a screening test
your doctor should order a mass spectroscopy/gas chromatography confirmatory test and if you haven't used marijuana, your testing should be confirmed to be negative.
are you using any NSAIDs like ibuprofen ?