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While getting a colonoscopy, can doctors tell if you've been smoking marijuana or drinking alcohol a couple days prior?

2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Nathaniel Drourr
Pain Management 30 years experience
No: A colonoscopy will not disclose that - but you should be honest with the anesthesiologist - certain drugs could alter your anesthetic
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 47 years experience
No: To find that out they would have to do blood and or urine test.Neither would indicate alcohol use after a few days. but the weed would show in specific testing.In many states they have to have you sign a permit to these for these before they do it.

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