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can I drink beer before a colonoscopy

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.

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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 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
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Dr. Alan Wartenberg
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Yes: You can drink anything you want with a ureteral stent, but how much beer are we talking about? Safe drinking limits in women are no more than one sta ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shadi Abu Halimah
20 years experience Vascular Surgery
Moderation: Yes in moderation. If the patient can avoid it would be better.
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A female asked:
Dr. Bert Liang
Specializes in Neurology
Depends: Beer in moderation is not problematic, but in excess is an issue. Alcohol abuse can have a multitude of health problems from heart disease to nervous ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience Psychiatry
Dayquil: I would not advise both at same time, due to added effect on stomach. Consult your doc.
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Dr. Alan Wartenberg
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How much beer?: If you are talking 1-2 beers, I have no clue. If you are drinking to get drunk, many things are possible. Damage to the esophagus, stomach, duodenum ... Read More
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Dr. Alan Wartenberg
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Yes: There is no contraindication to consuming alcoholic beverages while on oral contraceptives. There are some conflicting early reports of higher alcoho ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Singer
50 years experience Pediatric Neurology
Safe to drink: Unfortunately you have not identify the drug in question. Therefore it is not possible to give yoiu an opinion.

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