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can you drink alcohol after brain tumor surgery

A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ramin AmirNovin
21 years experience Neurosurgery
Tough question: Since alcohol interacts with many medications and the brain functions, it is important that you discuss this question with your personal neurologist/n ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Miller
41 years experience Pathology
Maybe: Alcohol in moderation should not complicate a "benign" brain tumor such as a meningioma or schwannoma. If you have a low grade glioma, then the tumor ... Read More
A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mahmud Ibrahim
13 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Stress reduction: Many times headaches are due to benign issues. Getting proper sleep, doing some stress reduction techniques, and cutting out alcohol (which can dehydr ... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Costantine Albany
19 years experience Medical Oncology
Location: It depends on the location of the tumor. If the tumor is close to memory centers then amnesia might happen, otherwise, if tumor is located in the moto ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Roger Frankel
29 years experience Neurosurgery
Many possibilities: Many possibilities exist. Pulmonary embolus, a blood clot to the lung, is something that brain tumor patients have higher chance of having. However, h ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Reza Shirazi
20 years experience Radiation Oncology
Depends: Location and size of the tumor is usually very important even in expert hands. Make sure to pick a good surgeon. In good hands, risks can be minimize ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
50 years experience Medical Oncology
Ask your doctor: Your surgeon who operated on your tumor must be the best person to guide you. So ask him. But in general most operations on the brain take 3-4 weeks t ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Samuel Miles
47 years experience Psychiatry
Yes: Alcohol consumption may lower one's seizure threshold. So it may be easier to have a seizure as a result of the tumor.
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A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lynne Weixel
36 years experience Clinical Psychology
Probably not.: Those substances have little in common other than being considered 'bad' by some people. Medical cannabis is thought to be very helpful for cancer pa ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Gamma knife: One of the not so new options is the use of gamma knife. Multiple sources of radiation are focused on the lesion, thus minimizing the damage to surro ... Read More

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