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Should i drink alcohol after tendon surgery?

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Dr. David Chandler
Ophthalmology 34 years experience
Post op: Ask your surgeon about any postoperative restrictions. Usually there is restriction on alcohol use for several days after any surgical procedure, definitely if pain medication or sedation is involved.

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Is it okay to drink alcohol before surgery?

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Dr. Ankush Bansal
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No!: It is never ok to drink alcohol before surgery no matter how nervous you may legitimately feel. Alcohol makes the platelets less effective so you are more likely to bleed for a longer period of time during surgery. This raises the risk of complications. Also, alcohol can mess up your chemistry (electrolytes) which can cause problems with anesthesia & breathing support also increasing complications

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