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Smoking After An Operation
No effect: This will not speed up nor slow down healing. If this is your normal pattern, don't worry. ...Read more
May affect you: Yes , must inform your anesthesiologist before surgery to help you for a better management , prevent complications that includes any medications rx ed , non rx ed medications including (especially ) illegal use of drugs ...Read more
How soon after a total thyroidectomy can you smoke cigarettes? Will smoking before the surgery affect anything?
Smoking: Ask your surgeon, but likely not recommended right after surgery. He or she will inform you when you can resume your regular activities. May be good opportunity to quit! ...Read more
Smoke is toxic: Toxic means unsafe, or really unsafe. The intentional habit of inhaling burning organic material, combined with various chemicals used in the growing and manufacturing of that material (regardless of whether it is tobacco, marijuana, or any other plant) is bad for the body. Just think about it. Who would intentionally start something burning and inhale the stuff over and over and over? ...Read more
No: The defect in the abdominal wall necessitating hernia repair in the para umbilical area is small. With heavy and at least 2 layer suture repair especially if no mesh required, chance of disrupting suture line rare. If this had been initiated during sexual activity severe pain as one or more sutures broke would have been readily noted. More problems would have been noted in an inguinal repair. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How long should one wait before starting to smoke again after functional endoscopic sinus surgery and septoplasty? Effects of smoking after a week?
DON'T DO IT!!!: For crying out loud! why would you even want to start smoking again if you were able to stop for 3 weeks?!?! it's the single worst thing you can do for your health! it shortens life, causes horrible diseases and makes you stink. It's expensive and leads to early senility, impotence and wrinkles. I will never tell someone to resume smoking! u might not even need sx if you hadn't smoked! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Bloating: If you are having this done laparoscopically or robotically the incisional pain will improve quickly. Most patients having repair of a large hiatal hernia develop some bloating of their stomachs and some will have difficulty swallowing particularly with solids for several weeks. If you are having a fundoplication this is particularly likely. Once your surgeon allows solids chew well. ...Read more
I have lasik (eye surgery) after a month.Will smoking marijuana(daily) complicate lasik?Should I stop smoking weed for few days before the surgery?
Conditional...: No medical issue. Definitely talk to your doctor. ...Read more
Any time: Unfortunately bacteria can get into wounds at any time. From the day of surgery to 20 years later in some instances like joint replacements that get infected from having your teeth cleaned and not taking your premedication antibiotics before going to the dentist. The infections can show up the next day and wounds can look bad or it can take several days or weeks to show up sometimes. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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