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Smoking Cannabis after surgery

I had a surgery to correct a deviated septum and would like to know if smoking pot will slow the healing process or make it faster or would not affect it at all.

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replied November 1st, 2009
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Not sure how it affects the healing process. However, my husband used cannabis after an emergency appendectomy to manage pain (he does not care to use the narcotics which are always prescribed). He found that it worked very well, and made recovery much more manageable for him.

Either way, good luck.
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replied October 14th, 2019
Thank you for asking at Ehealth forum!

I read your question and I understand your concern.
Smoking decrease healing because of vasoconstriction and hence decrease in blood flow.
I hope it helps. Stay in touch with your healthcare provider for further guidance as our answers are just for education and counselling purposes and cannot be an alternative to actual visit to a doctor.
Take care
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