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Can Alcoholics Have Surgery
I went under the surgery of cholecystectomy last january 2011. I would like to know if it is prohibited for me to take any alcoholic drinks. Thanks.
Three weeks: If you are off medications and no post surgical complications. ...Read more
Is it safe to have 1-2 alcoholic drinks while using nifidepine ointment to treat fissures? Taking medicine temporarily until I have surgery.
I know of no: Contraindication! No more then 2/d.Get a more detailed answer ›
It's been 11 days since my laporscopic surgery. I got my ovary and a cyst removed. When can I have a alcoholic drink and how long before having sex?
7-10 days: The usual post- op healing period s 7-10 days. Assuming that you are not taking any other medications, OK to have a drink, otherwise call your GYN. ...Read more
Husband a recovering alcoholic is going to have eye surgery. Md said he will prescribe Valium for procedure. Is it safe? Worried about relapsing.
See below: Eye doctor needs to know this, perhaps no med is needed or alternative could be used. If absolutely necessary, and it's a one time thing, best bet is open dialogue, have a plan if cravings develop. Talking with people whom know him and his disease, being open and honest is a great way to reduce the power of cravings, and avoid relapse. Have a plan, communicate and should be ok. ...Read more
My mother just had knee sergery and just came home I think she is addicted to the pain pills she is a recovering alcoholic she is on oxycodone and percocete what can I do and how do I know is she is realy addicted
Drug addiction: If your mother is currently recovering from knee surgery there may be a need for narcotics until she is fully recovered. Once recovered with the support she has in you she should be able to decrease the use of the narcotics and get better. If this is not the case after a reasonable recovery time she may need additional professional help. ...Read more
Depends: What were you considering getting done?Get a more detailed answer ›
Indication 4 surgery: Pouch creation and successful performance in ulcerative colitis patients truly shows the "art" of medical/surgical care. If you have been told by your surgical team that you are not ready, or not a candidate for a pouch, then okay to ask more questions of that team. It is better to stay with an ileostomy than proceed too fast to a pouch. Many factors can derail your ultimate success. ...Read more
Pars defect l5. 20 y female. Conservative measures and injections don't help much. Is surgery an option! If so what kind will help with this.
Depends: This is a very large area of surgery and the outcomes and surgery are vary different depending on what it is for. This could include small outpatient surgeries that can be performed in the office in 15 minutes to large complex surgeries requiring general anesthesia (going to sleep) and several hours of complex operating. Best is to get specific info from your surgeon. ...Read more
Which surgery?: In general all surgery has some risks. The risk from the anesthesia (severe allergy, hypotension, respiratory or cardiac arrest) the risk during surgery of bleeding, perforarion of viscera, leaving instruments, gauze or towels inside, the risk after the surgery with infections, the risk of clots, the risk of not achieving the desired goal, the risk of scars internally (adhesions) or externally. ...Read more
Not rare: I can't give you a percentage, but if you consider all the variety of procedures possible, from oral extractions to skin lesions to orthopoedic repairs to simple hernias to the complex GI procedure to cardiothoracic procedures, there's a good chance something will be needed, and I'm not even including colonoscopy and other endoscopic procedures. Good luck. ...Read more
Depends: Depends on laparoscopic or open. Also depends if any peri-op complication. If all goes well, hospital stay can be from 3 to 7 days. Most pts are doing normal activity in 1-2 weeks but takes good 2-3 months to fully recover. ...Read more
See below: Orchiopexy is a urology surgery procedure to bring a man's testicle back down into the scrotum, usually performed in children when the testicle did not descend properly. In adults it may be a procedure performed for testicular torsion to hold the testicle in the proper position in the scrotum. ...Read more
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