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is it safe to drink alcohol after abdominal laparoscopy surgery

A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Elizabeth Hutson
27 years experience Gynecology
When not on meds: Wait to drink alcohol until not using narcotics for pain.
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Dr. Kevin Hiler
41 years experience General Surgery
Day after surgery: Only barrier is taking pain meds with Acetaminophen which should never be combined with alcohol because of the risk to the liver.
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Herman Hammerstead
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Yes: Remember, all things in moderation
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Roy Arnold
46 years experience Internal Medicine
In moderation: Keep it to no more than 1 drink per day. The spleen plays no part in metabolism of alcohol in the body. Thanks for trusting HealthTap!
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Fenster
30 years experience Cardiology
Yes: Once you have recovered from coronary artery bypass surgery (CABG) moderate alcohol use can be part of a healthful diet. Of all the forms of alcohol e ... Read More
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stephen Rothstein
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Tonsil: Usually three weeks or so when the tonsils have healed and the alcohol won't burn. About the same time for intimacy. Suggest though that you ask your ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 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
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Dr. Faysal Saab
8 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
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kenneth Grossman
43 years experience Endodontics
Yes: Listen to the post op orders of your dr. But mild alcohol consumption should be ok.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Moseri
43 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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A 39-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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