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Adenoid removal surgery scheduled in left sinus. When should I stop smoking weed?

Hey i am a teenager and i am getting my adnoids removed and my left sinus opened in 4 and a half weeks. I was wandering how long i need to stop smoking weed before the surgery to not complicate things, and would this time be less if i used a vapourizer so there was no smoke . Also how long after surgery i have to wait before using a vaporiser. Thanks
Asked On : Sat, 3 Nov 2012
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Jun 2013
Hi there ~

I understand your concerns. The surgery itself would make you more susceptible to withdrawals especially so since general anesthesia would be required to perform the surgery. I believe that you need to inform your doctor of the dependence issues with weed. If you continue to smoke and would have to quit cold turkey due to the surgery, you may have withdrawal reactions and the symptoms should be treated, for which you need to let the surgeon and the anesthesia doctor know about the dependence. Using the vaporizer when you have enough consciousness after the surgery is what is usually advised, however your usage of marijuana is in itself lethal for surgical purposes if you do not let your doctors know about this issue.

I hope this helps. Take care and have a lovely day!
Answered: Tue, 2 Jul 2013
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