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can i drink a beer during prep of a colonoscopy

A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Para
29 years experience General Surgery
Yes: Unless otherwise noted by your endoscopy physician, most patients can resume drinking after colonoscopy. Consuming alcohol may be postponed 24 hours ... Read More
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A 61-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tanya Russo
24 years experience Pediatrics
Not recommended: It would be wise to avoid drinking alcohol before any medical procedure.
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Krishna Kumar
54 years experience Psychiatry
Alcohol Abuse: Your Health is Precious! It is not clear if you gave history of Alcohol use to Gastro-entomologist and discussed need for endoscopy and colonoscopy. ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
If you have : Pms or painful periods then it is best to avoid alcohol.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tracy Sinha
52 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Better not but --: Any alcohol not ok with medicine, once a year ok . Alcohol has bad effect on liver, which handles food and medicine , another ... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Enrique Molina
34 years experience Gastroenterology
Drink slowly: drink slowly the liquid as tolerated. Some preparations are "low volume" (2 liters or less) and easier to tolerate, and may be the preferred prep if y ... Read More
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A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alan Wartenberg
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Am concerned about: anybody who asks about whether they can or cannot drink with some procedure or with drug X, because that is a red flag that drinking alcohol is too im ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Jana Tomsky Corvalan
26 years experience Family Medicine
... clear liquids ..: Prior to colonoscopy 24 h regimen is clear liquids only, no red colors. Any dairy or protein drink are out of this recommendation . During prep drinki ... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
Empty Calories: Yes, absolutely. Beer is full of carbohydrates, the least helpful calorie to consume and usually all of the calories in alcohol are not needed for nu ... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
See details: Beer causes abdominal bloating for some and beer is highly high in calories, especially if you drink several at a time.

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