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A 18-year-old male asked:

Should i tell my doctor i smoke marijuana? i'm having varicocele surgery in 10 days and last smoked 15 days ago. i read it can affect the effects of anesthesia. i just started smoking after a 2 yr break and i've smoked about 5 times in the last month?

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Clarence Grim
Endocrinology 57 years experience
It is always good to tell your Dr everything. Especially if they are putting you to sleep. Should be no medical hangoverat 15 days but still mention it. Here we always ask.
Dr. Bennett Machanic
Neurology 52 years experience
Absolutely tell your physicians about the marijuana, so, they have full information to avoid any potential surprises. Would anticipate a smooth anesthesia and surgery, in your case, but it is always best to be transparent to assure lack of complications.

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