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Posted on Tue, 31 May 2016 in Kidney Conditions
Question: Will smoking Marijuana two days prior to Kidney transplant surgery have a negative effect on the peocedure?
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Answered by Dr. Matthew J. Mangat 15 hours later
Brief Answer:
Marijuana is harmful to health.

Detailed Answer:
Hello XXXXXXX and welcome to HCM.
As an Urologist, i can fully understand your concern.

Well you've given part of the answer yourself.
You're aware, that marijuana is harmful to your health.
You do need to keep off it, before a transplant surgery, which's a major surgery.

You need to take all precautions, to avoid a rejection of the graft.
With all this information, you now know, whether you want to take a risk.

So forget marijuana. Harmful effects, depend on quantity of marijuana you take.
Also how long you've been taking it, will affect the grafted kidney.
You must take all measures, to prevent any injury to the grafted kidney.

Wish you good health.

Regards
Dr.Matthew J. Mangat.
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