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Drink Water General Anesthesia
Small sip OK: It's ok to take a pill with a small sip of water before having anesthesia, if your doctor advises you not to skip a dose. Your stomach empties water quickly. However, it is safest for your stomach to be as empty as possible before you have any kind of sedation or general anesthesia, to reduce the risk of vomiting and a serious pneumonia that can happen if it gets in your lungs. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Timing is important!: It's not so much the amount, it's the timing. Some hospitals are very strict about nothing by mouth for 6-8 hours. Others will let you drink water up to 2-4 hours before surgery. Check with your hospital or surgery center about their policy. Do not eat any solid food after midnight or 6-8 hours before surgery. Clear liquids OK espcially if you need to take your meds, but nothing within 2 hours. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Question unclear: I don't completely understand your question. Usual guidelines before general anesthesia: clear liquids up to 2 hours before, and light solid food (such as toast) up to 6 hours before. No food after midnight in the case of an early morning procedure. Are you planning to exercise before your procedure? That might not be a good plan, as you would need more hydration/calories. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What will happen if you drink alcohol in less than the recommended 24 hours after general anesthesia?
Because liquids...: Because clear liquids leave the stomach much faster than solids. You must have empty stomach to prevent vomiting and aspiration due to the anesthesia. Most anesthesiologists allow to drink small volumes of clear liquids up to 2 hours before anesthesia. However, do follow what you were told by the endoscopy facility. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
In 5 hours am having septoplasty and turnibate reduction. I got so thirty. I just drink water. Will this complicate surgery?
Should not: Patients are asked to not drink or eat for a period of time before surgery to avoid having a full stomach prior to inserting an airway. Just make sure you tell the anesthesiologist what you have eaten or drank in the last 8 hours prior to your surgery. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I feel sick after i drink water. especially in the mornings but also during the day. bottled water doesn't help either.
Pregnant?: Are you pregnant? It can change your tastes. If you are not pregnant but drink a lot of flavored beverages like milk, tea, coffee, sodas, etc, water will taste bad and can actually make you feel nauseated. It is sometimes necessary to eliminate some of the flavored beverages before you will tolerate drinking water. Best wishes! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Necessary for life!: Without water, we cannot exist....Nearly 3/4 of your body is water-weighted. With that said, it does not mean you have to drink "clear-water" to live. Juice, milk, sodas/coffee/tea etc..Are actually mostly water..So you can live on these..But not recommended because of the junks in them--sugar/fructose, preservatives/colorings etc..Are the bad parts, not the water part.. Water=best drink on earth. ...Read more
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