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How long should you wait to drink alcohol after a foot surgery

A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Moseri
44 years experience Addiction Medicine
Post surgery: Before your hangover starts. But tell your doctor you are a alcoholic, so he can put you on a detox protocol and prevent rum fits.
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Dr. Ellen Wenzel
14 years experience Podiatry
Talk to your Surgeon: Generally after surgery you should avoid alcohol while you are taking any medication that is processed through the liver. Therefore, the best answer t ... Read More
Dr. Darrell Latva
42 years experience Podiatry
DON'T COMBINE: If you're taking narcotic analgesics or antibiotics, don't use alcohol. Dr. Latva

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Dr. Faysal Saab
9 years experience Internal Medicine and Pediatrics
Now: As long as you aren't on any other medications you haven't mentioned that have a contraindication with alcohol. Or any other medical condition. And as ... Read More
Dr. Herman Hammerstead
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A 65-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tariq Niazi
43 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Keep on doing that,: And you'll get the bm soon. Its the pain meds which have this side effect. If you get any other symptoms, like distension of your tummy, then see y ... Read More
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Dr. Arnold Beresh
41 years experience Podiatry
Need to see Dr.: You may have a bowel impaction. You need to see your pcp for exam.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Uyeda
45 years experience General Surgery
Alcohol consumption: In moderate amounts should not interfere with healing or digestion after gallbladder surgery. If you have other GI problems such as excess acid, gerd ... Read More
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gregory Robertson
36 years experience General Surgery
Ask your surgeon.: Certainly not while you're still on pain medicine, but check with your surgeon.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Earle
31 years experience General Surgery
Be careful : Don't drink alcohol with narcotic pain medication. When no longer taking narcotics, ok to resume in moderation.
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Never: Alcohol is a poison and it never did any body any good, ever, so stay away from it. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, w ... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
39 years experience General Surgery
Depends: How long ago was the surgery? Alcohol drinking in moderation may be alright if you have had several days to heal first. Do not combine alcohol and pai ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ramin AmirNovin
21 years experience Neurosurgery
Depends: Don't drink alcohol until your wound has healed and you are fully off of narcotics and muscle relaxants. These meds are not to be taken with alcohol. ... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
32 years experience Psychiatry
Alcohol: With liver involvement, hopefully never.
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