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Smoking marijuana before general anesthesia

A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eric Levin
Psychiatry 41 years experience
Stop anyway: Despite legalization and differing opinions unless for a medical reason, and still i suggest caution, do not use pot. It is far from refined and contr... Read More
Dr. Pamela Pappas
Psychiatry 42 years experience
How about now?: Would now be good for you? Smoking anything is giving your lungs extra toxins to deal with, not to mention brain effects of marijuana. Depending on ... Read More

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Depends: Smoking anything can impair the small blood vessel flow to the wound site and delay healing. It doesn't matter if you had a general or local.General a... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Probably not: A check of various drug interaction registries shown no interaction with a commonly used general anesthetic gas. However, atropine is an agent used in... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine 57 years experience
TellTheAnesthetist: It depends on what conscious Sedation drug they are using.They usually do not use General Anesthesia for Endoscopy but a drug like Propofol which is a... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Steven Reidbord
Psychiatry 36 years experience
I doubt it: It seems unlikely, especially if you stop a month ahead of time.
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Dr. Lynne Weixel
Clinical Psychology 36 years experience
Rx?: If not, the biggest threat might be legal. Also you don't mention the likely strength or the amounts. Never be excessive. If you're in a safe place - ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. BHARAT Shah
Plastic Surgery 30 years experience
Better to quit: Smoking can cause problems during or after anesthesia due to reactivity of the airway. Excessive coughing after surgery can also cause increased pain... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Randy Baker
Holistic Medicine 40 years experience
No: I would advise not smoking marijuana within several hours of anesthesia due to possible interactions between marijuana and other mind-altering medicat... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Neil Ellis
Anesthesiology 13 years experience
Yes: It can compound the affect of anesthesia. Smokers in general tolerate intubation less well than non smokers. Tell your anesthesiologist about your us... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. M. Hytham Beck
General Surgery 43 years experience
Check with anesthesI: you need to check with your physician or with somebody from your anesthesia team,since it depends on what kind of anesthesia they are going to use and... Read More

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