What Are the Risks of General Anesthesia after Smoking Marijuana?

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Marijuana can have adverse effects on one goes under general anesthesia. The person can become less susceptible to anesthesia. It also can make it more difficult for blood to carry oxygen.
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It is critical that patients quit smoking all substances before surgery, including marijuana; these substances can have the same detrimental effects on surgery as nicotine. For example
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The anesthesia might not work after smoking
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And as for him telling the nurse, just remind him that the nurse is not going to report him, she simply needs to know for medical reasons and it is in his best interest to be honest
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Anesthesia is VERY serious, and has MANY associated risks. Don't you know that they give drugs to paralyze you? (That way you're still/not jerky on the O.R. table. Drugs to reduce
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Marijuana can interfere with Anesthesia. It is not advised to smoke any Marijuana prior to the administering of Anesthesia. It could cause a negative reaction ...
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