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Medical Marijuana before Hysterectomy

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Using Medical Marijuana before HysterectomyWhat if I am taking medical marijuana for other conditions before my hysterectomy?

If you are using marijuana—medical or otherwise—and are scheduled for a hysterectomy, you should stop using it at least two weeks prior to your scheduled date. The interactions between marijuana and anesthesia in your system could have negative, and possibly dangerous effects.

Anesthesia and marijuana act on some of the same body systems; namely, the nervous, respiratory, and cardiovascular systems. Combined, the two drugs can result in decreased or enhanced reactions depending on the severity of the drug usage.

People that use marijuana before anesthesia can expect problems related to ventilation and oxygenation. The inhaled cannabinoids depress the central nervous system, which can exaggerate the anesthetic effect depending on the amount of cannabinoids present in the persons system. Generally, low doses of marijuana increase heart rate, and high doses decrease heart rate.

Even a small quick hit before a surgical procedure can have negative effects. The severity of the effects would be dependent on your marijuana habits—whether chronic or acute. Either way, if you use marijuana, you need to let your surgeon know how much you use and how regularly you use it before anesthesia is administered.


This content was written by staff of HysterSisters.com by non-medical professionals based on discussions, resources and input from other patients for the purpose of patient-to-patient support.

05-07-2014 - 07:46 PM


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