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After a splenectomy will i be able to drink alcohol

A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jon Krook
General Surgery 24 years experience
Yes: There are no specific risks regarding alcohol ingestion after splenectomy.

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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carlos Tache Leon
General Surgery 27 years experience
Yes.: As long as you don't have other medical contraindications, and you have fully recovered from surgery, which can take several weeks depending on the te... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
General Surgery 39 years experience
Once healed: And not using pain medication, when healed & pain free, when ok by your surgeon & then in moderation.
Dr. Joseph Sucher
Trauma Surgery 26 years experience
Yes: You may drink alcohol as long as you are no longer taking pain medications. The spleen plays no role in alcohol metabolism.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
Infectious Disease 53 years experience
Sure, go ahead: Contrary to common beliefs, it is almost always OK to drink alcohol (in moderation) while taking antibiotics. Don't get tanked, but otherwise don't wo... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Acebutolol + alcohol: use may result in medication interactions. Per Drugs.Com drug interaction checker -"additive effects in lowering your blood pressure. You may experien... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
Infectious Disease 53 years experience
Yes, in moderation: Contrary to popular beliefs, almost no antibiotics interact with alcohol and certainly there is no problem with oral penicillins like Pen VK (phenoxym... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lynne Weixel
Clinical Psychology 36 years experience
Yes, but moderately!: Since alcohol increases the effects (AND side effects) of paroxetine, you really should be very moderate in the amount and strength of what you choos... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management 36 years experience
Not recommended: There has been little research conducted on this subject. However, the advice given by many of the manufacturers is that you should avoid drinking alc... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Diane Minich
Family Medicine 37 years experience
Not recommended: to drink when you have cholesterol problems.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kristel Hunt
Hepatology 23 years experience
In moderation: assuming the HCV didn't cause significant degree of fibrosis prior to clearing it.

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