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Why to not smoke marijuana before a hysterectomy ?

Hi doctor why would a doctor ask that I stop smoking marijuana 24 hours before my planned hysterectomy? I smoke it to unwind and to settle my nerves I feel like I need to do so before bed with my surgery being in the morning. Is there a danger in smoking marijuanna 8 hours before my surgery is scheduled?
Asked On : Thu, 14 Jul 2011
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General & Family Physician 's  Response

Thanks for posting your query.

It is a addictive drug.

I suggest you to quit it.

Not only for the sake of surgery, but permanently.

Acquire healthy ways of recreation.

Hope I have answered your query.

Wishing you good health.


Answered: Mon, 25 Jul 2011
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Physical Therapist or Physiotherapist VIKRANT BHARDWAJ's  Response
hello and welcome to health care magic,marijuana can increase heart rate and may depress blood pressure,can risk your anesthesia.i will advice you to stop smoking.
Answered: Mon, 25 Jul 2011
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