Get your health question answered instantly from our pool of 18000+ doctors from over 80 specialties
198 Doctors Online

By proceeding, I accept the Terms and Conditions

Dr. Andrew Rynne
MD
Dr. Andrew Rynne

Family Physician

Exp 50 years

HCM Blog Instant Access to Doctors
HCM BlogQuestions Answered
HCM Blog Satisfaction

How long does marijuana last in body?

I am going for arthroscopic surgery on the 30th of June to repair the labrum on my right shoulder. The last time I smoked Marijuana was 2-3 days ago and I was wondering how long from now until the surgery should I stop smoking so there is no complications with the anethesia. I had my pre-op testing today and everything was in good order physically (blood pressure, EKG, blood test etc). I usually smoke once a day at night but I am very active cardio and weightlifting wise.                         
Wed, 3 Feb 2016
Report Abuse
Addiction Medicine Specialist 's  Response
If marijuana were a serious toxicity, you would have heard about it more. Up to 1 in six people experience significant asthma symptoms with smoking marijuana. This is while they are smoking and it goes away rapidly when they are not. In cigarettes, there is worse lung function WHILE smoking. Otherwise, the effects from smoking do not reverse quickly at all. In cigarettes it is months after quitting before significant healing occurs. Best is strengthening the diaphram with incentive spirometry which will have some improvement in 2 weeks in breathing ability.
Information on how long marijuana is in the body, other long term effects of it would be a different question; obtainable with a premium direct question.
I find this answer helpful
Disclaimer: These answers are for your information only and not intended to replace your relationship with your treating physician.
This is a short, free answer. For a more detailed, immediate answer, try our premium service [Sample answer]
Share on
 

Related questions you may be interested in


Recent questions on Arthroscopic surgery


How long does marijuana last in body?

If marijuana were a serious toxicity, you would have heard about it more. Up to 1 in six people experience significant asthma symptoms with smoking marijuana. This is while they are smoking and it goes away rapidly when they are not. In cigarettes, there is worse lung function WHILE smoking. Otherwise, the effects from smoking do not reverse quickly at all. In cigarettes it is months after quitting before significant healing occurs. Best is strengthening the diaphram with incentive spirometry which will have some improvement in 2 weeks in breathing ability. Information on how long marijuana is in the body, other long term effects of it would be a different question; obtainable with a premium direct question.