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can I drink wine before a colonoscopy

A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience Medical Oncology
Follow instructions: Colon prep instructions will be given to you, just follow them carefully. Usually you are allowed to have liquids until 12 hours before doing the proc ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stanley Weiss
42 years experience Medical Oncology
Probably not: If you were given any type of sedation - and the vast majority of persons having a colonoscopy are - then it is unlikely to have left your system yet. ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heather Thieme
18 years experience Surgical Oncology
Not recommended: The anesthetic used in colonoscopy lasts in your system for about a day; avoid alcoholic drinks that first day.
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
52 years experience Infectious Disease
GI bleeding: Occult gastrointestinal bleeding (i.e. unknonwn source) is potentially serious, either because the actual cause of bleeding can be dangerous (e.g. can ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience Psychiatry
Massage: A glass of wine should relax you.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Wartenberg
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Not a good combo: Alcohol CAUSES elevated blood pressure, so you are doing something to help yourself while doing something to hurt yourself. If you are talking about a ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Wartenberg
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Depends on how much: if you are talking a glass or two, as long as you have no history of peptic ulcers, gastritis or heartburn, there is little likelihood that that amoun ... Read More
A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ward Dean
Dr. Ward Dean answered
42 years experience Anti-Aging Medicine
Enzyme lack: You have a deficiency of alcohol dehydrogenase, the enzyme that metabolizes alcohol. Consequently, with you, a little alcohol "goes a long way." Sin ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Gallant
35 years experience Infectious Disease
Yes: You can.
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Clarence Lyons
19 years experience Family Medicine
Not advised: I would not advise any alcoholic drinks while someone is pregnant.
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