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Hernia and smoking - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Smoking and Alcohol Addiction
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Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :  
How can i hep you
User :   hello.. 2 days back the doctor told that i have hernia..
Doctor :  
Please proceed
User :   and next month surgery
Doctor :  
User :   before the surgery som tests are done..i m a regular smoker..wil it affect the tests?/
Doctor :   i will help you in this
User :   will my smoking come in the reports??
Doctor :  
can i ask few questions
User :   yes
Doctor :  
wats your age
User :   21
Doctor :  
since how many days are you smoking
User :   3 nd a half years
Doctor :   How many packs per day
User :   like 3-10 per day
User :   average 5
Doctor :  
Doctor :   Smoking itself is a risk factor for hernia
User :   i have 20 days tym left..if i stop now, will that help??
Doctor :  
if they do the blood and urine test
Doctor :  
smoking cant be find out
User :   cant??
Doctor :  
but if they do chest X-ray can show some changings
User :   iss chest x-ray done b4 hernia surgery??
Doctor :   Means blood tests does not show any abnormalities
User :   i have 20 days tym left..if i stop now, will that help??
Doctor :   if you smoke
Doctor :   its good to stop from now onwards
Doctor :  
this will help you a lot
Doctor :  
Ideal is to quit smoking

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