A 46-year-old member asked:
Help please. could drinking alcohol 4 days prior to general anesthesia cause complications?
2 doctor answers • 4 doctors weighed in
A Verified Doctoranswered
19 years experience
Unlikely: If you are otherwise healthy and have a couple of drinks four days prior to general anesthesia, this should not cause complications.
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Dr. Richard Pollardanswered
Anesthesiology 32 years experience
See below: This should not cause problems if you did not drink to excess. I would suggest trying to keep it to a minimum, and then hydrate well for the next few days.
5k viewsReviewed >2 years ago
Last updated Nov 24, 2016
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