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Can Smoking Methamphetamine Twelve Hours Before A Colonoscopy Cause Any Harm?

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Posted on Mon, 6 Nov 2017
Question: I'm having a colonoscopy in 12 hours. I smoke some crystal meth 4 hours ago. Can I still have the anesthesia and the colonoscopy tomorrow
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Answered by Dr. T Chandrakant (17 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
You may but please tell your anesthetist about this.

Detailed Answer:
Hi.
Thanks for your query, albeit short and specific.
Noted the history and understood your concern.
Ideally you should not have smoked Meth.
Well, 4 hours before and 12 hours to go means 16 hours gap.
If there are no symptoms of meth you can go for colonoscopy and anesthesia.
Obviously you have to tell your anesthetist about this as he can adjust the medications for anesthesia as needed.
Please do not repeat Meth.

I hope, this answers your query.
With Regards.

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Can Smoking Methamphetamine Twelve Hours Before A Colonoscopy Cause Any Harm?

Brief Answer: You may but please tell your anesthetist about this. Detailed Answer: Hi. Thanks for your query, albeit short and specific. Noted the history and understood your concern. Ideally you should not have smoked Meth. Well, 4 hours before and 12 hours to go means 16 hours gap. If there are no symptoms of meth you can go for colonoscopy and anesthesia. Obviously you have to tell your anesthetist about this as he can adjust the medications for anesthesia as needed. Please do not repeat Meth. I hope, this answers your query. With Regards.