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Question: hydrocephalus and marijuana????


 Huff365 - Mon Nov 12, 2007 5:52 pm

I was wondering if there would be any bad side effects to smoking pot if i had hydrocephalus as a child. I have two broken shunts still in my head.
 Dr. Chan Lowe - Tue Nov 13, 2007 10:49 pm

User avatar Hi Huff365,

There are probably not any significant effects of the marijuana on the hydrocephalus you had as a child. However, I cannot say this for certain. Also, while increased intracranial pressure may not be an issue there are plenty of other side effects to marijuana that must be considered when deciding to use this drug.

Best wishes.

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