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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eric Levin
40 years experience Psychiatry
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
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Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
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 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
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
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience Family Medicine
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 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Romanth Waghmarae
38 years experience Pain Management
Smoking: You will usually be told by your surgeon to stop smoking at least 2-3 weeks before any surgery. Smoking affects wound healing and incisions can break ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Diane Minich
36 years experience Family Medicine
Not recommended: to use at all. Is harmful to your body.
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Probably harmless: The laws against cannabis were written with an eye to politics rather than demonstrated health dangers, and unlike the other illegal drugs, efforts to ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Romanth Waghmarae
38 years experience Pain Management
Smoking pot: Absolutely not. If anything you are at greater risk of having a complication. Smoking pot is not like having cookies and milk. Unfortunately society ... Read More
A 76-year-old female asked:
Dr. Frank Kuitems
38 years experience Internal Medicine
Well : Depends on how severe the COPD if you can be safe you need to be evaluated pre op by anesthesia doctor
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience Ophthalmology
yes: There is no interaction between this type of surgery and the causes for this type of surgery, and inhaling marijuana. Be sure that you are in a situa ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
40 years experience Internal Medicine
It : It is important that you observe a healthy lifestyle prior to undergoing surgery. Marijuana may affect your respiratory status as well as your toleran ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Randy Baker
39 years experience Holistic Medicine
NO, however...: Smoking cigarettes increases risk of blood clots as does taking Nexplanon & those who use Nexplanon while smoking have unacceptable risks of blood ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
55 years experience General Surgery
May affect you: Yes , must inform your anesthesiologist before surgery to help you for a better management , prevent complications that includes any medications rx ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience Dentistry
It Could: It would be prudent to wait until the anesthesia has passed through your body and has been excreted before ingesting alcohol.
A 26-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kathryn Wagner
30 years experience General Surgery
No: No. Very bad idea as the active ingredient thc can cause elevations of blood pressure and tachycardia stressing the heart. Surgery and anesthesia ar ... Read More
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A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Probably okay: Nobody has shown these to risky for pancreatic cancer. Any use of nicotine is extremely dangerous as it is horribly addictive. Cannabis may make you g ... Read More
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
55 years experience General Surgery
You should inform: your anesthesiologist and surgeon so they can monitor you , and titrate the dose better .
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience Ophthalmology
No effect: This will not speed up nor slow down healing. If this is your normal pattern, don't worry.
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Patricia Foster
43 years experience Psychiatry
Marijuana s/e: Depending on the frequency and extent of exposure to secondhand marijuana smoke, some research suggests you will have some of it's harmful effect ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
35 years experience Pain Management
Adult yes: For a jewish newborn when it's done by special rabbi, no anesthesia is used (little amount of the sweet wine orally). If it's done in the hospital, an ... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. William Jenkins
Specializes in Anesthesiology
Some patients say : they do
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A 76-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Patney
32 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Probably not: It's likely the amount of herbal med your taking will not affect the surgery; however, just to be sure i always ask my patients to stop all herbals an ... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Clifton Schermerhorn
39 years experience General Practice
No such thing: No such thing as "legal weed"...It is against federal law to prescribe or use or possess it....It is not medicine...Yet.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Ryan
49 years experience Dentistry
Yes: Some of the drugs used in anesthesia can be used to produce cardia arrest as some heart procedures require that the heart not be beating during the pr ... Read More

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