Medical

Have medical questions? Ask a doctor online!

Ask a Doctor,
Get an Answer ASAP!

I’m worried about benzene exposure due to a energy drink…

Customer Question
I’m worried about benzene exposure...
I’m worried about benzene exposure due to a energy drink that has sodium benzoate and citric acid , should I be worried of cancer ?
Submitted: 2 months ago.Category: Medical
Show More
Show Less
Ask Your Own Medical Question
Answered in 13 minutes by:
5/27/2018
Doctor: Dr.Anil, Doctor replied 2 months ago
Dr.Anil
Dr.Anil, Doctor
Category: Medical
Satisfied Customers: 10,672
Experience: M.B.B.S.M.D with over 30 years of experience in this medical field.
Verified

Hello and thanks for trusting me to help you. I am a board-certified consultant with over 30 years of experience. I’m reviewing your question and reply you soon.

Ask Your Own Medical Question
Doctor: Dr.Anil, Doctor replied 2 months ago

Please provide more information regarding your question so I can help you in detail.

How much energy drinks did you consume in a day?

Any symptoms so far?

Since how long have you been suffering from?

Any other medical history?

Are you taking any medications?

Waiting for your response.
Thanks

Ask Your Own Medical Question
Customer reply replied 2 months ago
2tablespoons a day for a week , I feel tired all the time and my body hurts , cancer is in the family as well , I have anxiety
Doctor: Dr.Anil, Doctor replied 2 months ago

Thanks for all these additional information.

I understand your concern.

Well as you describe, chances of benzene exposure from such consumption wouldn't impose a very high risk to you.

A long-term exposure for more than 4 weeks to months can cause neurological symptoms that include headaches, numbness, fatigue, nausea, vomiting and another concern are cancers such as leukemias

As you feel tired and body ache I would recommend undergoing complete health panel to rule out other possible causes which may include Infection, electrolyte imbalance.

Hydrate yourself with Gatorade and take OTC Motrin.

Let me know if you have any further query so we can discuss it thoroughly in every aspect.

Please use the REPLY/SEND BUTTON to reply back to me. It’s requested to avoid poor/bad rating.

Please provide a positive rating by clicking on 5 stars.

It’s my pleasure to continue this conversation until you satisfy.

Waiting for your response.

Thanks.

Ask Your Own Medical Question
Customer reply replied 2 months ago
you don’t think leukemia is a risk or a cause for body aches? I just been feeling unwell but I think it could be anxiety
Customer reply replied 2 months ago
How quickly does leukemia develop ?
Doctor: Dr.Anil, Doctor replied 2 months ago

Thanks for the follow-up.

Chances of Leukemia are less likely.

Acute leukemia may cause signs and symptoms that are similar to the flu. They come on suddenly within days or weeks which may include

Fever or chills.
Persistent fatigue, weakness.
Frequent or severe infections.
Losing weight without trying.
Swollen lymph nodes, enlarged liver or spleen.
Easy bleeding or bruising.
Recurrent nosebleeds.
Tiny red spots on your skin (petechiae).

Hope this helps.
Use reply to let me know if you have further queries.
Please provide a positive rating by clicking on 5 stars and avoid poor/bad rating.
A bonus is highly appreciated.
We are here to help you until you satisfy.
Waiting for your response.
Thanks.

Ask Your Own Medical Question
Customer reply replied 2 months ago
Is there any thing I can tell the doctor to check if I go into office and just feeling tired and just unwell they don’t do anything specific
Doctor: Dr.Anil, Doctor replied 2 months ago

You should ask your doctor for checking your vitals, serum electrolytes, and complete health profile.

He should do a complete clinical examination to screen any swollen lymph nodes, bruising.

Hydrate yourself with Gatorade and take OTC Motrin.

Hope this helps.

Ask Your Own Medical Question
Customer reply replied 2 months ago
Leukemia can form in one month? I had exactly 1 1/2 cup of the drink in a week
Doctor: Dr.Anil, Doctor replied 2 months ago

I have reviewed the drink and Sodium benzoate is used in a very small quantity. (Less Than 1/10 Of 1%).

So, such dose wouldn't cause acute Leukemia.

You shouldn't worry at all.

Hope this helps.
Use reply to let me know if you have further queries.
Please provide a positive rating by clicking on 5 stars and avoid poor/bad rating.
A bonus is highly appreciated.
We are here to help you until you satisfy.
Waiting for your response.
Thanks.

Ask Your Own Medical Question
Customer reply replied 2 months ago
Citric acid is no concern?
Doctor: Dr.Anil, Doctor replied 2 months ago

Citric acid is harmless.

Ask Your Own Medical Question
Customer reply replied 2 months ago
This drink didn’t cause any of these systoms
Customer reply replied 2 months ago
Symptoms
Doctor: Dr.Anil, Doctor replied 2 months ago

Yes, less likely.

Ask Your Own Medical Question
Customer reply replied 2 months ago
How do you know the amount of chemicals in the drink
Customer reply replied 2 months ago
I’m worried because of the symptoms I’m experiencing now
Doctor: Dr.Anil, Doctor replied 2 months ago

Sorry for late reply and inconvenience.

I have reviewed this type of product with another brand name.

https://www.bodybuilding.com/store/allmax-nutrition/liquid-l-carnitine.html

Try such measures as we have discussed earlier.

Otherwise, see your doctor for further evaluation and management.

Hope this helps.

Ask Your Own Medical Question
Was this answer helpful?

How JustAnswer works

step-image
Describe your issueThe assistant will guide you
step-image
Chat 1:1 with a doctorLicensed Experts are available 24/7
step-image
100% satisfaction guaranteeGet all the answers you need
Ask Dr.Anil Your Own Question
Dr.Anil
Dr.Anil
Dr.Anil, Doctor
Category: Medical
Satisfied Customers: 10,672
10,672 Satisfied Customers
Experience: M.B.B.S.M.D with over 30 years of experience in this medical field.

Dr.Anil is online now

A new question is answered every 9 seconds

How JustAnswer works:

  • Ask an ExpertExperts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional AnswerVia email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site. Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction GuaranteeRate the answer you receive.

JustAnswer in the News:

Ask-a-doc Web sites: If you've got a quick question, you can try to get an answer from sites that say they have various specialists on hand to give quick answers... Justanswer.com.
JustAnswer.com...has seen a spike since October in legal questions from readers about layoffs, unemployment and severance.
Web sites like justanswer.com/legal
...leave nothing to chance.
Traffic on JustAnswer rose 14 percent...and had nearly 400,000 page views in 30 days...inquiries related to stress, high blood pressure, drinking and heart pain jumped 33 percent.
Tory Johnson, GMA Workplace Contributor, discusses work-from-home jobs, such as JustAnswer in which verified Experts answer people’s questions.
I will tell you that...the things you have to go through to be an Expert are quite rigorous.

What Customers are Saying:

I feel so much better today, and upon further investigation believe that there is a chance that the responses I got saved me from a serious, even life threatening situation. I am very grateful to the experts who answered me.

Susan O.USA

I can go as far as to say it could have resulted in saving my sons life and our entire family now knows what bipolar is and how to assist and understand my most wonderful son, brother and friend to all who loves him dearly. Thank you very much

Corrie MollPretoria, South Africa

I thank-you so much! It really helped to have this information and confirmation. We will watch her carefully and get her in for the examination and US right away if things do not improve. God bless you as well!

ClaudiaAlbuquerque, NM

Outstanding response time less than 6 minutes. Answered the question professionally and with a great deal of compassion.

KevinBeaverton, OR

Suggested diagnosis was what I hoped and will take this info to my doctor's appointment next week.
I feel better already! Thank you.

ElanorTracy, CA

Thank you to the Physician who answered my question today. The answer was far more informative than what I got from the Physicians I saw in person for my problem.

JulieLockesburg, AR

You have been more help than you know. I seriously don't know what my sisters situation would be today if you had not gone above and beyond just answering my questions.

John and StefanieTucson, AZ

< Previous | Next >

Meet the Experts:

Family Physician

Family Physician

Doctor

2,592 satisfied customers

Emergency Medicine and Family Practice for over 26 years

Dr. Ketch

Dr. Ketch

Board Certified Physician

76 satisfied customers

Medical Degree, Former Assistant Professor at School of Medicine at Yale University

DrRussMD

DrRussMD

Board Certified Physician

51,788 satisfied customers

Internal Medicine--practice all of internal medicine, all ages, family, health, prevention, complementary medicine, etc.

Dr. David

Dr. David

Board Certified Physician

224 satisfied customers

Treat children/young adults, former chief resident, multiple publications

Dr. D. Love

Dr. D. Love

Doctor

18,159 satisfied customers

Family Physician for 10 years; Hospital Medical Director for 10 years.

Dr Chip (M.D.)

Dr Chip (M.D.)

Doctor

16,629 satisfied customers

20 yrs. in practice, including surgery, general medicine, addiction medicine and pain.

Dr. Arun Phophalia

Dr. Arun Phophalia

Doctor

14,303 satisfied customers

MBBS MS. Post doctoral fellowship in Sports Medicine. General surgeon and sports medicine specialist

< Previous | Next >

Related Medical Questions
I am trying to create a home made re-hydrating drink very
I am trying to create a home made re-hydrating drink very similar to Gatorade and P Pedialyte. My base so far includes water, potassium citrate, dextrose (glucose), and sodium chloride to aid the body… read more
Dr. SH
Dr. SH
Board Certified Physician
Doctoral Degree
3,325 satisfied customers
My question is on nutrition. I have read so much online that
Hello my question is on nutrition. I have read so much online that my eyes are bleeding and I figured I would just ask an expert. First i had Gastric Sleeve surgery a few years back to lose weight, an… read more
Dr Basu
Dr Basu
Physician
Doctoral Degree
11,307 satisfied customers
Benzene is used as a preservative in insulin, I have been
Benzene is used as a preservative in insulin, I have been takingg insulin over 50 years and have developed a major inflamation problem due to my body's reaction to the Benzene, per Dow Chemical there … read more
DrRussMD
DrRussMD
Board Certified Physician
51,788 satisfied customers
Have you ever heard of anyone reacting 100% of the time to
Have you ever heard of anyone reacting 100% of the time to any citric acid in food or drink with painful canker sores? Is that an allergy or an absorption problem in the intestinal tract or what? I ha… read more
Dr. Phil, MD
Dr. Phil, MD
Internal Medicine Physician
Doctoral Degree
2,865 satisfied customers
I have recently been diagnosed with a Balsam of Peru allergy
I have recently been diagnosed with a Balsam of Peru allergy and am having trouble finding solid information about products that include it. I've also been told to avoid diet coke, tomatoes, paprika a… read more
Dr Basu
Dr Basu
Physician
Doctoral Degree
11,307 satisfied customers
What shows up on a fasting lab blood test if I use Qcarb 32
What shows up on a fasting lab blood test if I use Qcarb 32 the night before. will it work for a sametime uinalisis.… read more
Coachrobmd
Coachrobmd
Physician Examiner
Doctoral Degree
1,720 satisfied customers
What are the Envromental causes of non-Hodgkin Lymphoma and
What are the Envromental causes of non-Hodgkin Lymphoma and how does it relate to being a Firefighter or in the Building Maintenance & Construction Trade ( working in a wood shop, being exposed to Asp… read more
Dr. David
Dr. David
Radiation Oncology Attending Director
Post-Doctoral Degree
13,236 satisfied customers
I have salt & citric acid cravings, dry mouth, drink lots of
I have salt & citric acid cravings, dry mouth, drink lots of water, do NOT have diabetes. Do have high blood pressure.… read more
skindoctor2000
skindoctor2000
Master's Degree
1,163 satisfied customers
Bad is benzene exposure when zero levels are measured in the
Hoe bad is benzene exposure when zero levels are measured in the blood but 4.67 mg/l of phenol is meaured in urine from thre same person… read more
DrRussMD
DrRussMD
Board Certified Physician
51,788 satisfied customers
Have fibromyalgia primarily caused by benzene poisoning due
have fibromyalgia primarily caused by benzene poisoning due to vitamin c and sodium benzonate interaction over the last 5 years also ma severe case of overactive bladder with constant urine leakage. W… read more
Dr Uzair
Dr Uzair
FCPS (R) General Surgery
M.B.,B.S. FCPS
3,853 satisfied customers
I was station on Camp Lejeune in 1970 to 1971. I was expose
I was station on Camp Lejeune in 1970 to 1971. I was expose to toxic water during that time frame. Chemicals in the base water were Benzene, PCE (Tetrachloroethylene) TCE (trichloroethylene) and Vinyl… read more
DrRussMD
DrRussMD
Board Certified Physician
51,788 satisfied customers
Could exposure for many years to camphor, benzene,
Could exposure for many years to camphor, benzene, naphthalene, vanillin, safrole and 1,8 cineole partly as contaminant in drinking water and to some extent in aerosol form be the cause of a variety o… read more
Dr Owen
Dr Owen
Ob/Gyn Doctor
Doctoral Degree
406 satisfied customers
For the past year starting last March 2009, i have had these
for the past year starting last March 2009, i have had these breakouts of uncontrollable itching. last year it started with a small itch on my small toe of the left foot. it escalated out of control t… read more
IMDR06
IMDR06
Attending Physician
Doctoral Degree
1,453 satisfied customers
I'm an ESRD patient, non-diabetic, and my CO2 is 12,
I'm an ESRD patient, non-diabetic, and my CO2 is 12, potassium 4. Other than taking KDur 20meq or choking down some Arm & Hammer with my drinks, how else can I get my bicarbonate level to go up? I und… read more
Dr. Stan
Dr. Stan
Medical Physician and Surgeon
Post-Doctoral Degree
2,652 satisfied customers
What are the long term effects following exposure of 3-5
What are the long term effects following exposure of 3-5 years drinking of contaminated well water? Contaminants were hexobenzines, caol solvents and pesticides.… read more
Doctor Marcus
Doctor Marcus
Asst Professor of Emergency Medicine
Doctoral Degree
1,288 satisfied customers
30 years ago, I was exposed to the following chemicals: 1.
30 years ago, I was exposed to the following chemicals: 1. Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC's), 2. Trichlorethylene, 3. Vinyl chloride 4. Toluene 5. Benzene. For the past 30 years I have been diagnosed… read more
Doctor Marcus
Doctor Marcus
Asst Professor of Emergency Medicine
Doctoral Degree
1,288 satisfied customers
I have severe migraine headaches with high blood pressure
I have severe migraine headaches with high blood pressure and boarderline low blood sugar. I have been told to stop certain foods, however my insurance does not cover a dietician. My question is: I am… read more
Family Physician
Family Physician
Doctor
Doctoral Degree
2,592 satisfied customers
What is the difference between sodium benzoate in cough
What is the difference between sodium benzoate in cough syrup and the prescription I picked up at the pharmacy called benzonatate?… read more
Family Physician
Family Physician
Doctor
Doctoral Degree
2,592 satisfied customers
Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Show MoreShow Less

Ask Your Question

x