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Can i drink alcohol after a colonoscopy?

Can i drink alcohol after a colonoscopy?

Yes, within limits: It should not matter as long as it is moderate use of alcohol. Excessive drinking causes colon cancer, so watch out! ...Read more

Dr. Gregg Albers
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Alcohol Consumption (Definition)

Alcohol is available in many beverages, from beer and wine to the more potent distilled spirits, such as gin, rye, and whiskey. There appear to be at least small health benefits of small amounts of alcohol use (fewer than five drinks per week), especially of red wine Excessive alcohol use can lead to addiction and severe social and physical complications. Excess long term alcohol use is the most common cause of cirrhosis of the ...Read more


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When is it safe to drink alcohol after a colonoscopy?

When is it safe to drink alcohol after a colonoscopy?

Wait a day: Most people have some level of sedation with their colonoscopy and it would not be ideal to mix alcohol with these medications. The bowel prep also can make people dehydrated. If you can, wait 24 hours before consuming alcohol. ...Read more

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So is it not safe to drink alcohol even if it is a beer or 2 the same day you have an upper endoscopy and colonoscopy performed? I had sedation today?

So is it not safe to drink alcohol even if it is a beer or 2 the same day you have an upper endoscopy and colonoscopy performed? I had sedation today?

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. Using Alcohol with Medications used for sedation can cause more side effects. If you have Alcohol induced Gastritis, Pancreatitis or Hepatitis, please do not use Alcohol. See Psychiatrist for Therapy for alcohol need, judgement and AA meetings. ...Read more

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I'm getting endoscopy and colonoscopy on 18th, do I need to avoid alcohol ? How long before procedure do I need to stop drinking ?

I'm getting endoscopy and colonoscopy on 18th, do I need to avoid alcohol ? How long before procedure do I need to stop drinking ?

Ask your doctor: You certainly need to avoid it after midnight the night before the procedure, since you will likely have sedation with these tests, but the final arbiter on how long you should be without alcohol before the test is the gastroenterologist who is going to perform the tests. It should be in the instructions you get before the procedure, and if it isn't, you should ask. Good luck. ...Read more

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While getting a colonoscopy, can doctors tell if you've been smoking marijuana or drinking alcohol a couple days prior?

While getting a colonoscopy, can doctors tell if you've been smoking marijuana or drinking alcohol a couple days prior?

No: To find that out they would have to do blood and or urine test.Neither would indicate alcohol use after a few days. but the weed would show in specific testing.In many states they have to have you sign a permit to these for these before they do it. ...Read more

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How many days before a colonoscopy should i stop drinking alcohol? Should i stop just during the bowel prep and the day of the procedure?

How many days before a colonoscopy should i stop drinking alcohol? Should i stop just during the bowel prep and the day of the procedure?

Agree with below: not a question that most social-only drinkers would ask. Daily alcohol consumption can make sedating you more difficult as your liver is revved up. Would try to stay away for at least 5-7 days if you're drinking more than 2drinks/day or 14/week. ...Read more

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Can you drink alcohol before a blood test?

Not a good idea: Alcohol intake will affect some lab results and may make interpretation of the results problematic. ...Read more

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Can you drink alcohol before a tetanus shot?

Can you drink alcohol before a tetanus shot?

YES YOU CAN BUT WHY: Yes drinking alcohol before the Tetanus shot but why do you want to drink alcohol before getting Tetanus Shot It will not change the effectiveness of the vaccine but it does not make sense ...Read more

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Can you drink alcohol while taking L-tyrosine?

Can you drink alcohol while taking L-tyrosine?

I do every thanksgiv: L tyrosine is a normal amino acid found in meat. There is no more interaction between it an alcohol than meat and alcohol. ...Read more

Dr. Charles Cattano
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Colonoscopy (Definition)

Colonoscopy is the procedure of using a long flexible camera to visualize the entire colon from the inside with the option to take pictures, video, perform biopsies, remove polyps, etc. Generally people are sedated and do ...Read more