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can you drink alcohol after a colonoscopy

A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience Medical Oncology
Yes, within limits: It should not matter as long as it is moderate use of alcohol. Excessive drinking causes colon cancer, so watch out!
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steve Martinez
27 years experience Breast Surgery
Wait a day: Most people have some level of sedation with their colonoscopy and it would not be ideal to mix alcohol with these medications. The bowel prep also c ... Read More
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A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christine Hom
29 years experience Pediatrics
Yes.: A drink or two should be of no consequence. Were you contemplating a drinking "binge?"
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A male asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
No: Alcohol is toxic to living tissues (we humans happen to be a complex glob of living tissues), so avoid "moderate drinking." Moderate drinking is too m ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alexander Gorup
28 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Discuss with surgeon: See what your surgeon has to say about this.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Lewis
50 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
No: The fossa that is raw will probably hurt and you may cause post op bleeding. Talk to your otolaryngologist / surgeon.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
38 years experience General Surgery
In moderation: Small amounts of alcohol is probably alright as long as you do not have an underlying liver disease or jaundice. Please do not mix pain pills and alco ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Randall Stastny
33 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Yes, but...: Without getting in to a discussion about alcohol consumption and how much is appropriate for each individual the short answer is yes. However, it is ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Not a good idea: Alcohol intake will affect some lab results and may make interpretation of the results problematic.
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
29 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Sure: There should not be a problem with using alcohol after a leep, unless you had a general anesthesia for the procedure. Then you should probably abstai ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
38 years experience General Surgery
Once healed: And not using pain medication, when healed & pain free, when ok by your surgeon & then in moderation.
A 40-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 71-year-old male asked:
Dr. Thomas Josa
38 years experience Allergy and Immunology
None: We don't routinely recommend alcohol avoidance before a blood panel and the liver test results reflect reality but if you went on a binge you could wa ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience Family Medicine
Yes you can: But having said that why will you want to drink alcohol after receiving the vaccine if you really want to you can, it will not change the effectivene ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sutira Scheef
6 years experience Internal Medicine
More information: What are you drinking? Are you referring to drinking alcohol? Also why are you taking laxatives? What laxatives are you taking? More information is r ... Read More
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Dr. Peter Karsant
38 years experience Dentistry
In my opinion: Yes it should have no affect on the injection.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jon Krook
Dr. Jon Krook answered
23 years experience General Surgery
Yes: There are no specific risks regarding alcohol ingestion after splenectomy.
A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Isaacs
38 years experience Family Medicine
Coffee ; medications: There is a handful of medications that coffee can interfere with. You can speak to your pharmacist about any specific medication you are taking to in ... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Neeoo Chin
39 years experience Fertility Medicine
No: Alcohol seems to decrease the energy input effect that the acupuncture does. It seems to alter the flow of the chi.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Gallant
35 years experience Infectious Disease
Yes: You can drink alcohol while taking the drugs used to treat chlamydia.
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pascal Scemama de gialluly
11 years experience Anesthesiology
Not recommended: Drinking alcohol after general anesthesia may exarcebate some of the remaining effects of the anesthesia and some of the drugs often administered duri ... Read More
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
46 years experience Family Medicine
YES only 1: alcoholic drink/day-usually near bedtime.

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