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Doctor insights on: Smoking Marijuana Before Intravenous Sedation

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I have 2nd degree av block type 1 and iih. I need a tooth out isit safe to have intravenous sedation to make anxiety low when having the tooth out?

I have 2nd degree av block type 1 and iih. I need a tooth out isit safe to have intravenous sedation to make anxiety low when having the tooth out?

Oral Surgeon Consult: Discuss your medical history and medications with the oral surgeon who will be treating you. They will in turn consult with your physician (s) and determine the best course of care. All the best... ...Read more

Marijuana (Definition)

Marijuana refers to the various preparations of the Cannabis plant into the psychoactive drug for recreational use ...Read more


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Can I smoke marijuana the night before a wisdom tooth extraction? I'm getting all four removed with IV sedation

Can I smoke marijuana the night before a wisdom tooth extraction? I'm getting all four removed with IV sedation

Not wise: Marijuana can adversely affect the IV sedation. Please, if you do smoke, advise the Oral Surgeon. Your anesthesia may need to be adjusted, or the procedure may have to be postponed. Report ALL Meds, prescription & OTC, as well as all supplements, to the Oral Surgeon as well as any marijuana consumption. ...Read more

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Will this effect whether or not I pass or fail a drug test? I was at a buddy's between 7-8 months ago, hanging out and having a few drinks. Some of his friends came over and started smoking marijuana. Someone wanted me to pass it to someone on the other s

You didn't finish: But sounds like the answer is no. Second-hand marijuana smoke will virtually never cause a positive urine test (unless it is in a closed car with 5 people smoking and you inhaling deeply). In addition, unless they are doing hair follicle testing, nothing from that many months ago would be detectable in a urine or saliva test, and might not even be in most hair samples, depending on length. ...Read more

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What does smoking marijuana do to memory?

What does smoking marijuana do to memory?

Depends: Most studies show that cannabis use can have negative effects on cognition, including memory, if it is used by teenagers and young adults and if it is used a lot. However these effects are not present if marijuana is used occasionally and if it is started in adulthood. ...Read more

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Does smoking marijuana help with catyracts?

Does smoking marijuana help with catyracts?

No: Marijuana helps decrease intraocular pressure associated w/ glaucoma. There is no evidence that it helps w/ cataracts. Marijuana has other side effects that are harmful including weakening your immune system, your motivation, increasing prevalence of seizures & causing psychosis. ...Read more

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Why do I lose my appitite when smoking marijuana?

Why do I lose my appitite when smoking marijuana?

Appetite: Marijuana affects the appetite center of the brain and usually causes increased appetite, neural wiring can sometimes have paradoxical reaction, also may want to rule out medical or psychiatric causes for weight loss. ...Read more

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Is still smoking marijuana bad wile having an open?

Is still smoking marijuana bad wile having an open?

An open what?: I'm sorry, but I don't understand your question. "an open". . . What? Can you please share a little more information, and we can try again. Thanks. ...Read more

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How can you clean your system from smoking marijuana?

How can you clean your system from smoking marijuana?

By stopping use: Best way to clean your system from using marijuana, is to simply stay clean of using it. Then let your body gradually cleanse itself. It will take awhile because thc is stored in fat, and remains in your system after use. There's no way to speed the process. ...Read more

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How bad can smoking 1-2 blunts of marijuana a day be?

See the websites: Www. Drugabuse. Gov/publications/marijuana...marijuana...body
here you will find the effects that marijuana smoking can have on your body and your mind. You should quit now while you are ahead. Seek out help if you need to. ...Read more

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Does smoking marijuana make men less fertile?

Does smoking marijuana make men less fertile?

Maybe, maybe not: Some studies have shown decreases in the amount of semen, abnormal swimming in sperm, lower testosterone levels, and higher estrogen levels in marijuana users. The studies are not big, so more research is needed. Smoking (inhaling smoke, which is full of lung irritants and cancer-causing chemicals) of any kind is unhealthy, but it is unknown if mj users actually have fewer children than non-users. ...Read more

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Is smoking Marijuana while on anti depressants dangerous?

Yes: Marijuana causes depression. Taking an anti-depressant to combat that depression is kind of a circular relationship with the cannabis right?? ...Read more

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What are the pros and cons of smoking marijuana with a vaporizer?

All pros: Vaporizing marijuana releases the medicinally active cannabinoids without burning the plant releasing toxic byproducts of combustion that can be respiratory irritants. Basically there are many pros and no significant cons, though some people don't find it as satisfying at first. See http://www. Canorml. Org/health/vaporizers and http://www. Recoverytoday. Net/articles/457-marijuana-vaporization. ...Read more

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Would an epididimys cyst be affected negatively by smoking marijuana?

No, but your brain: Will be. Despite being legal in many places, marijuana is a mild altering drug and will damage your brain.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more

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Is there a connection between smoking marijuana and proteinurea. Any differences when consumed instead?

Is there a connection between smoking marijuana and proteinurea. Any differences when consumed instead?

No: There is no known effect of cannabis on causing kidney injury and proteinuria. However, one thing to keep in mind is that when you use street drugs, you do not really know everything that is in it - including contaminants like pesticides. The newer synthetic cannabis products (k2 and spice etc.) however have produced kidney damage and worse. ...Read more

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Can smoking marijuana cause a migraine?

Can smoking marijuana cause a migraine?

Yes.: A migraine attack can be caused by many things and many things can be caused by marijuana. ...Read more

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Can smoking marijuana worsen my asthma?

Can smoking marijuana worsen my asthma?

Possible: Since marijuana is an irritant to the lung, it may worsen your asthma. However this may differ from people to people. You can try stopping it for several weeks and see if your asthma improves. ...Read more

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Can smoking marijuana cause infertility?

Yes: Research has shown smoking maijuana increases chances of infertility because less sexual desire, a greater chance of impotence, fewer and weaker sperm, a lower chance of a viable egg, and a marijuana tainted uterus. The chances of getting pregnant much lower when both sexual partners use marijuana. ...Read more

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Is smoking marijuana as bad for me as smoking tobacco?

Is smoking marijuana as bad for me as smoking tobacco?

Research is mixed: According to the national institute of drug abuse, marijuana smoke contains 50-70% more carcinogens than tobacco smoke. Also marijuana smokers inhale more deeply and hold smoke in their lungs longer. Http://www. Drugabuse. Gov/publications/drugfacts/marijuana these can lead to more lung irritation and cancer. Other studies say mj is not linked to tobacco-related cancers (lung, colon, rectal, etc). ...Read more

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Can smoking marijuana cause an unsafe, rapid heartbeat?

It can: I have seen many patients who get palpitations after smoking marijuana, who do not have problems after they stop. This is not common, and most smokers do not get it. I have worked up several patients with this complaint to see if they had a predisposition to things like atrial fib or flutter, or supraventricular tachycardia (svt), but did not find it. If you are having this problem, stop using it! ...Read more

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Is smoking marijuana less dangerous for you than smoking tobacco?

Is smoking marijuana less dangerous for you than smoking tobacco?

Both dangerous: Both are dangerous. Marijuana smoke has more carcinogens in it than regular cigarettes do, and people usually inhale and hold the smoke longer with it too. So exposure is very significant -- plus the unspecified additives and possible pesticides that no one really checks for. Alternatively, nicotine is highly addictive, and people usually smoke more regular cigarettes, more often. Neither is good. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of babies being exposed to smoking marijuana?

What are the side effects of babies being exposed to smoking marijuana?

It's illegal, child: Endangerment. Smoking mj, tobacco, crack, etc. Inside or out of the home (it clings to fabrics) makes your baby a passive smoker, bad for his lungs & brain. Because of smaller body surface area, babies get "stoned" by much lower amts. Of mj than adults. Being in an altered state impairs infant development. If a sole caretaker is high, baby's risk of accidental injury or death is also high. ...Read more

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What are the effects of smoking marijuana a week before a tonsillectomy?

You'll get stoned: If you smoke marijuana a week before a tonsillectomy you will get stoned. There are few known interactions between marijuana ; pharmaceuticals, esp. Those likley to be used around the time of your surgery ; there are no significant levels in your body a week after smoking. However, I caution against regular marijuana use by 17 yo's- there's evidence that regular use can lower iq in those under 18! ...Read more

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How can I stop smoking marijuana?

How can I stop smoking marijuana?

Glad you asked: Marijuana anonymous is a group which can help [www. Marijuana-anonymous. Org] also there are professionally-run intensive outpatient groups that provide ongoing recovery support. These help provide tools for dealing with life other than smoking marijuana. ...Read more

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Can smoking marijuana cause weight loss?

Can smoking marijuana cause weight loss?

Uncertain: Two research studies that made the news in 2011 found 14%-17% of marijuana users (3 or more times/week) were obese. Presumably, many other mj users were overweight but not obese. Their findings in people who did not use mj showed 22%-25% of non-users were obese. Perhaps people who tend to become mj users are less obese to start with, or maybe mj users use mj instead of food to soothe their stress. ...Read more

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Does smoking marijuana affect hemorrhoids?

Does smoking marijuana affect hemorrhoids?

Yes: There are some reports that marijuana use is associated with aggravation of hemorrhoids. See your local doctor for assessment. ...Read more

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Could smoking marijuana cause weight loss?

Could smoking marijuana cause weight loss?

Rarely in some: Smoking marijuana causes a variety of changes neurobiologically as well as behaviorally and while many would be expected to gain weight there would be a subset of people that might experience weight loss. Different mechanisms may be involved although I could see psychomotor retardation, new onset apathy, paranoia, psychosis and increased anxiety as being possible routes to weight loss. Stay safe. ...Read more

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Does smoking marijuana affect type 2 diabetes?

Indirectly: Cannabinoids in marijuana have been shown to modulate inflammation. In a large population study mj users had a lower incidence of diabetes2 than nonusers. The researchers are still studying this effect to see if it may provide help for people with dm2. For now it's best not to use mj for dm2 until more research is completed. See bmj open 2012;2:e000494 doi:10.1136/bmjopen-2011-000494. ...Read more

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