A 76-year-old female asked:
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i am having knee replacement surgery in 3 days but cannot have a epidural because of prior back surgery so i will undergo general anesthesia. will tasking echinacea affect general anesthesia?

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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 and vitamins several days prior to the surgery unless they are absolutely necessary.
Answered on Sep 26, 2016
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