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Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   i will be having lipo in just over a week can i continue to smoke weed before then? what are the risks?
User :   i will be having lipo in just over a week can i continue to smoke weed before then? what are the risks?
Doctor :   Hi
User :   sorry i will having general anaesthic
Doctor :   Since you are going to get a general anesthetic
Doctor :   , It is indicated that you stop smoking marijuana
Doctor :   the risks include withdrawal reactions, irritability, and other neurological reactions,
User :   could you elaborate please?
Doctor :   May I know your age, sex, height & weight?
Doctor :   weed is called as marijuana.
Doctor :   It is a chemical component, which acts like a signal hormone in the body.
User :   38 5'11 about 14 stones; no sorry i meant on the neurological reactions... are speaking about addiction in terms of withdrawal and irritability?
Doctor :   When anesthetics, are used during surgery, like liposuction, presence of this compound( present in marijauna) can cause excited neurological reactions,
User :   such as?
Doctor :   It can cause irritability, unstable changes in the blood pressure, seizures, etc.
User :   such as?
Doctor :   also, it can prolong the recovery from sedatives, anesthetics used during the surgery.
User :   ok thank you... so is there aperiod of time when i should stop ideally before surgery
Doctor :   You should stop using it , at least 1 week before the surgery.
User :   ok thank you. i will take your advice. thank you for your help
Doctor :   But, i suggest, you to use this opportunity, to quit the habit entirely, once in for all
Doctor :   Do you have any other questions, for me ?
User :   no thank you
Doctor :   thanks for consulting me here.
Doctor :   bye for now.
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