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when can i take alcohol after a colonoscopy having had propofol

A 61-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alexander Bankov
36 years experience Anesthesiology
Informed consent: Nothing should be done before explaining pros and cons and obtaining your permission. Propofol is not the only choice, although it is probably best dr ... Read More
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A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Matt Wachsman
35 years experience Internal Medicine
Several points: First, if it is an unprescribed narcotic that you somehow got ahold of... this sets up a really bad pattern. It's got a complex pharmacokinetics. It' ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Kaplan
41 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
Sometimes: Generally if there is an anesthesiologist administering the sedation, Propofol is frequently the drug used.
A 55-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience Medical Oncology
Many alternatives av: Your gastroenterologist has many alternatives to chose from. So you should tell him/her that you wish to avoid using propofol. Midazolam is one tranqu ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Uyeda
44 years experience General Surgery
Not normal: If you resumed a normal diet, it is not normal to have a stool for nine days. You must tell your GI specialist.
A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Elizabeth Wallen
34 years experience Pediatrics
It will be fine: You've had it before. And you will get less than what you had for surgery. You will be monitored continuously and people are ready to step in if you ... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Herman Hammerstead
49 years experience Trauma Surgery
No problem: Smoking is never a good idea but there is no contraindication to smoke under your present circumstances
A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Wartenberg
48 years experience Addiction Medicine
Yes: As long as you are completely recovered from the effects of the sedation, and it is a small brandy.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Villaplana
34 years experience Internal Medicine
Good!: You will feel well and rested, particularly if they use propafol!
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Steven Hebert
28 years experience Pathology
Yes: The volume in those small tubes is very small. Overall, you would lose much more blood if you donated blood at your local blood bank. No problem.
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A female asked:
Dr. Michael Blumenfield
56 years experience Psychiatry
Should be OK: If you are not having severe pain or tenderness or bleeding or fever, taking a Xanax (alprazolam) that has been adjusted for you is perfectly ok. If s ... Read More
A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Romanth Waghmarae
38 years experience Pain Management
Lortab and beer: As a rule of thumb if you use an opioid you should not drink at all. If you have just taken one tab then i would strongly recommend you wait for at le ... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
50 years experience Endocrinology
No movement: Sorry to see this. You MUST contact the doctor as soon as possible. Hope all goes OK.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience Medical Oncology
No, you shouldn't: It may mess up your preparation for colonoscopy.
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A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Koenigsberg
41 years experience Psychiatry
Talk to doctor: Your question is an important one, and can't be answered clearly in this kind of forum, with only a little information. You need to discuss this conc ... Read More
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Dr. Andrew Seibert
34 years experience Gastroenterology
Constipation: Medication-induced constipation can be difficult to deal with. It is unlikely that a stool softener will make you pass a bowel movement. You would be ... Read More
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 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Marino Molina
43 years experience Child Psychiatry
Side effects?: Check what you had before. Caffeine? Stimulants? Asthma medication? Corticosteroids? (Are you sure that it was your wife????)
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
38 years experience Gastroenterology
Depends...: If you'll receive conscious sedation in an outpatient setting, this is traditionally managed by your gastroenterologist. However, mac (monitored ane ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrea Brand
Specializes in Family Medicine
Adverse reaction: Without knowing the nature of the reaction, I would not not recommend taking a medication that has previously, resulted in "a bad reaction".
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Harvey Roth
29 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Leave it if you can: An IUD can make the next 2-3 cycles more uncomfortable and cause more bleeding. The post-operative period after an abortion is uncomfortable. Start ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience Medical Oncology
Nothing particular: It is a painless procedure...So most people feel fine. If a polyp was found, it will likely be removed. That too is painless. But there can be some mi ... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Elizabeth Wallen
34 years experience Pediatrics
Very safe: in the hands of a competent anesthesia provider. These procedures are performed thousands of times every single day. Be well and good luck.
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A 67-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tanya Russo
24 years experience Pediatrics
Not recommended: It would be wise to avoid drinking alcohol before any medical procedure.

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