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Smoking Marijuana Before General Anesthesia
Just stop: I know its easy to tell someone to just stop but stopping as early as possible will help your body get thru the experience as best as possible. Smoking will increase the carbon monoxide content in the blood (not a good gas to have in there), increases the secretions in the tracheo-bronchiole tree which makes it harder to move air and oxygenate. It is one thing you can do to improve outcome. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Marijuana/surgery: Aside from being illegal in most states, there is nothing known negative about when one uses it. Smoking anything is not positive for your health. After a surgical abortion, the emotions are heightened for many reasons, including the rapid drop in hormone levels from the pregnant state. Using marijuana can accentuate reactions to your emotional condition, but will not affect your surgery outcome ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
NO: You definitely do not want to smoke pot before getting wisdom teeth removed. The smoke actually irritates your lungs and airways (that's why you cough when smoking) and can make anesthesia more dangerous. In addition, it is a depressant, so it makes it hard to guess drug interactions. The only medicine used for anesthesia is what the doctor gives. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What kind of surgery: Generally "social" use of marijuana is not going to cause any difficulties. Heavy marijuana smokers can get lung problems just as cigarette smokers do, and if you are having general anesthesia, that might make a difference. It should not cause any problems in general with either surgery or anesthesia in lower-dose smokers. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Will smoking marijuana while using nexplanon cause the same risks as smoking cigarettes? (Risk of blood clots)
NO, however...: Smoking cigarettes increases risk of blood clots as does taking Nexplanon & those who use Nexplanon while smoking have unacceptable risks of blood clots. Smoking marijuana is not known to have the same increased risk of blood clots as smoking tobacco, though there is preliminary evidence that regular marijuana use may somewhat increase risk of blood clots, so to be safe I would avoid regular use. ...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
Depends: If you are having a procedure performed under local anesthesia alone, drinking alcohol afterwards may not create any problems. If you are sedated, drinking alcohol immediately afterwards definitely could create some possible problems. With either scenario, drinking alcohol in combination with any pain medications that may be prescribed would not be advised. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Cont'd 3: Or make any legal decisions withing 24 hours is because the anesthesia drugs impair judgement and reasoning ability as well as response time. Cannabis effect is additive to this. In the literature it is recommended to delay surgery until the thc has cleared the system. The half life is somewhere between 28 adn 56 hours depending upon the chronicity of the use. ...Read moreSee 6 more doctor answers
Smoking tobacco is major risk factor for pancreatic cancer. What about vaping marijuana (not tobacco e-cigs), smoking it or edibles have same risk?
I'm having surgery tomorrow morning with general anesthesia and I vaporize weed concentrates everyday. Will this cause complications during surgery?
You should inform: your anesthesiologist and surgeon so they can monitor you , and titrate the dose better . ...Read more
No effect: This will not speed up nor slow down healing. If this is your normal pattern, don't worry. ...Read more
Can secondhand smoke exposure to marijuana smoke delay thc withdrawal as well as intensify the anxiety im experiencing from quitting.
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 effects. You're getting marijuana into your system by inhaling it secondhand with likely effects based on how you've reacted to it in the past. See: http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/285202.php#rate-this-article I hope this helps. Best wishes. ...Read more
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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?
Legal or not...: ... Your body doesn't care. Headache is a very common and non-specific symptom, and it can certainly occur after smoking anything. It could be due to a minor lack of oxygen, eye irritation from the smoke, direct effect of thc, lots of things. All drugs, legal and otherwise, can have side-effects. If you get headaches, consider curtailing your use. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Not easily: Some of the medications used in general anesthesia can have an effect on the heart. This is usually only the case in patients with severe underlying heart disease. There are some medical conditions that can also have a bad reaction with anesthesia. I would discuss all of your medical history with your anesthesiologist and see if you are in one of these high risk groups. We can tailor anesthetic. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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