A 20-year-old female asked:
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getting induced monday morning i know i can't eat anything passed midnight. but can i still drink stuff ? like water or apple juice?

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Dr. Guy DaSilva
34 years experience Preventive Medicine
No: The main reason for nothing by mouth (npo) is so that you don't aspirate the contents of your stomach, with the acid, into your lungs while on the operating table. Aspiration is a very dangerous consequence of not being npo.
Answered on Jul 27, 2013
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