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if i have had a kidney transplant will smoking marijuana harm me or the kidney or lifespan of the kidnry

A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jack Mutnick
16 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Unlikely: Unlikely, but anything is excess is harmful. And the deleterious effects of tobacco abuse increases the risk of every form of cancer in addition to su ... Read More
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A 49-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Fung
Dr. John Fung answered
38 years experience General Surgery
Absolutely it will: Smoking generates carbon monoxide and other compounds that injury the lining of blood vessels, the endothelium. Patients with kidney transplants are ... Read More
A 49-year-old male asked:
Dr. Creighton Wright
55 years experience General Surgery
Yes: Give it up! you took someone's kidney, so give it a great life! and you too! what a gift, that another could have lived for!
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Amy Friedman
38 years experience Transplant Surgery
Bad idea : Standard answer is that we fear anything foreign going into immunosuppressed lungs because of infection. We also worry about irresponsible behavior ... Read More
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Janice Seward
30 years experience Clinical Psychology
Marijuana: Marijuana has been shown to reduce anxiety and insomnia but you must also be careful because some types of marijuana in some people can actually incre ... Read More
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience Neurology
Precautions: The marijuana may relax you, but may also exacerbate your problems significantly, so could be deleterious. If not legal where you live, there is anot ... Read More
A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
Bad idea: Smoking (inhaling smoke, which is full of lung irritants and cancer-causing chemicals) of any kind is unhealthy and bad for patients. There is rarely ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raj Singh
Dr. Raj Singh answered
10 years experience Internal Medicine
Absolutely Not: Marijuana is not safe in post transplant patients as it may interact with many of the anti rejection medications and alter their levels. Consuming ma ... Read More
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Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
No: We would have found this by now. If you choose to use this familiar recreational intoxicant that makes folks silly, do it safely and don't drive a mot ... Read More
A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kim Capehart
19 years experience Dentistry
Ask your doctor: It is good that you asked your doctor and i'd recommend doing as your doctors recommend. If you are still unsure, you can always get a second opinion ... Read More

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