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Quit smoking for esophagus endoscopy - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   hi
Doctor :   how can i help you
User :   i am having an endoscopy tomorrow and they told me not to smoke any pot today
User :   why is that
Doctor :   why was the endoscopy suggested
User :   esophagus
Doctor :   Please provide these details: Age, Gender, Location, Occupation, Marital status, Height and Weight.
User :   42/m/missouri/retail/single/6'2/180lbs
User :   ok you take your tme to eat up the 5 minutes
User :   is that the scam
Doctor :   Smokers heal more slowly after surgery. They are also more likely to have breathing problems during the procedure.
Doctor :   For this reason, if you are a smoker, you should
quit at least 2 weeks before the procedure
User :   so nothing life threatening if i get high today
Doctor :   it is advisable not to
Doctor :   before procedure
Doctor :   until u finish the procedure please dont smoke
Doctor :   are you there?
Doctor :   is there anything else i can help with
Doctor :   are you there?
Doctor :   I have to close this window since there is no response from your side, please get back to us if you need further medical advice.
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