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would it be okay to have an alcoholic drink before a pap smear

A 59-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
Depends on safety: A pap smear takes a sample of cells from the cervix. Cells there don't change quickly, so having an alcoholic drink makes no difference to the cervica ... Read More

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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
No: This won't happen. Good luck with your test.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marina Landa
31 years experience Pathology
No: Drink responsibly.
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegab answered
39 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Several causes: that's why you need a good gynecologic evaluation, endometriosis can be the problem, pap smear is advisable as a routine test, but not the key, best w ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Neilsen
18 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: An abn pap can mean many things. With testing, your dr should be able to quickly tell you whether anything further needs to be done, such as a biopsy ... Read More
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A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Kushner
Specializes in Gynecology
Pap: It is safe. However, i would definitely inform your doctor that you have not had intercourse , as your doctor must take precautions to be as gentle as ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Woods
27 years experience Pathology
Yes, but get Rx.: This should be safe as it really is a swab of the surface of the cervix, and its mucus with a wooden swab spatula, and should not disrupt the abscess. ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Blazar
61 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: Not a problem.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paxton Daniel
38 years experience Radiology
Not recommended: You should avoid taking any fluid (even water) for the interval recommended before the abdominal ultrasound. Smoking and chewing gum are also to be av ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jessica Scotchie
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Depends: Depends on the abnormality found, if the pap shows abnormal cells with high risk hpv types, then coloposcopy is indicated. If the pap shows anything m ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Colin Kerr
43 years experience Family Medicine
Colposcopy effects: If they are just looking with the colposcope, and not doing a biopsy, there is no problem. But usually your doctor will want to do a biopsy, in whichc ... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Krishna Kumar
54 years experience Psychiatry
Alcohol Abuse: Your Health is Precious! It is not clear if you gave history of Alcohol use to Gastro-entomologist and discussed need for endoscopy and colonoscopy. ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. You Sung Sang
30 years experience Gastroenterology
Probably yes: The usual dictum has been to remain on clear liquids the day before a colonoscopy exam. However, not uncommonly do we perform a colonoscopy on these p ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. You Sung Sang
30 years experience Gastroenterology
Yes: In fact, most facilities where colonoscopies are performed, will make sure that you can handle some liquids/solid food before you leave.
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Wartenberg
48 years experience Addiction Medicine
Only if you want to: get incredibly sick. Metronidazole inhibits an enzyme called acetaldehyde dehydrogenase(ALDH). Alcohol is metabolized by alcohol dehydrogenase which ... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sarandeep Makkar
Specializes in Family Medicine
Drinking postsurgery: If post surgery , you are taking any pain meds or sedatives, avoid drinking while on these meds.0
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A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
Aspiration: With general anesthesia the very reason one is to not have any liquids or foods is so that while the person is under general anesthesia they do not re ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
38 years experience Gastroenterology
Probably okay unless: ...you've selected an unconventional site for your tatoo that may interfere with bowel prep and safe colonoscope insertion.
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
For What purpose?: What would the ultrasound be looking for?
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience Psychiatry
Alcohol: Depends on the type of neurologic issue, severity & duration, & what treatment u r getting for it (medications). However, generally speaking, i would ... Read More
A 58-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Ein
47 years experience Infectious Disease
Yes: Starting preventative antibiotics 1 or 2 hours before a prostate biopsy would not be unusual. Longer antibiotic treatment would only be needed if bact ... Read More
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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Geisler
26 years experience Gynecologic Oncology
Pap & Pregnancy: According to the american college of obstetricians & gynecologists it is a standard part of the first prenatal doctor's visit along with getting other ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Timothy Brown
43 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
After: Also after age 21. A pap smear is a screening test for cervical cancer, which is caused by human papilloma virus (hpv) infections. Hpv exposure wou ... Read More
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