Get your Health question answered in 3 easy steps
A Doctor will be with you shortly
Ask a Doctor Now
124 Doctors are Online

Endoscopy, smoking, effect of smoking after endoscopy

Hi~ I just had an endoscopy yesterday and they took a tissue sample for a biopsy . They told me not to eat/drink for an hour afterwards, but they didn t mention smoking... My question is, is it ok to smoke right after an endoscopy? If not, then how long should I wait? And what happens if I DID smoke after the endoscopy?? Thank you for your time..
Asked On : Fri, 6 Apr 2012
Answers:  2 Views:  1721
Report Abuse
Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Share on Google+
Question is related to
Diseases and Conditions
Medical Procedures
General & Family Physician 's  Response

There are no specific instruction about smoking after an endoscopic procedure. I suggest you to avoid smoking completely with the help of a professional. It can lead to gut cancer and precipitate more digestive problems in future.

Answered: Fri, 6 Apr 2012
I find this answer helpful
General & Family Physician Dr. Kamal Kishore Bandil's  Response
Hello friend.

Welcome to HCM.
It is a hard and fast rule that smoking is always injurious to health whatever time it is done .
When you are already in trouble due to sickness or surgery, and you smoke your body has to fight at two front so you can imagine what will happen to you.
So my good advice is not to smoke now and never.

Get well soon

Good luck
Answered: Fri, 6 Apr 2012
I find this answer helpful

 1 user finds this helpful

Disclaimer: These answers are for your information only and not intended to replace your relationship with your treating physician.
This is a short, free answer. For a more detailed, immediate answer, try our premium service [Sample answer]


Loading Online Doctors....
© Ebix, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
All the information, content and live chat provided on the site is intended to be for informational purposes only, and not a substitute for professional or medical advice. You should always speak with your doctor before you follow anything that you read on this website. Any health question asked on this site will be visible to the people who browse this site. Hence, the user assumes the responsibility not to divulge any personally identifiable information in the question. Use of this site is subject to our Terms & Conditions
Already Rated.
Your rating:

Ask a Doctor