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Can you drink alcohol a week after gallbladder surgery?

Can you drink alcohol a week after gallbladder surgery?

In moderation: Small amounts of alcohol is probably alright as long as you do not have an underlying liver disease or jaundice. Please do not mix pain pills and alcohol either. Don't over-do the alcohol & risk an injury to yourself while still healing from the surgery. ...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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What will happen if you drink alcohol after gallbladder surgery? I have a party coming up and after reading from others I am really scared what happen

What will happen if you drink alcohol after gallbladder surgery? I have a party coming up and after reading from others I am really scared what happen

Depends: How long ago was the surgery? Alcohol drinking in moderation may be alright if you have had several days to heal first. Do not combine alcohol and pain medications. Also be sure that you are eating alright after surgery first. ...Read more

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I had removed my gallbladder, 8 month ago. Can I drink alcohol?

I had removed my gallbladder, 8 month ago. Can I drink alcohol?

Most likely: I'm not aware of any medical condition associated with having a gall bladder removed that precludes one from drinking alcohol. There are a lot of medical reasons for avoiding alcohol, so check with your doctor and make sure you do not have one: eg: blood pressure problems, obesity, gastritis, other medications, liver disease, a substance use disorder, insomnia, anger issues, etc.. ...Read more

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How soon after gallbladder removal can I drink alcohol?

How soon after gallbladder removal can I drink alcohol?

After: You have healed for several days, after you are eating well without nausea or pain, after you have stopped taking pain medications, ; after approved by your surgeon. ...Read more

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I had what a doctor thought could be a gallbladder attack. Ultrasound was inconclusive. Can I drink alcohol or will that cause an attack?

I had what a doctor thought could be a gallbladder attack. Ultrasound was inconclusive. Can I drink alcohol or will that cause an attack?

Not yet: Would recommend against alcohol since the cause for your abdominal pain could not be found and alcohol can definitely worsen some of the possible causes for abdominal pain, specifically pancreatitis, gastric ulcer or alcoholic hepatitis, among others. ...Read more

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When after gall bladder surgery should I wait to drink alcohol?

Alcohol consumption: In moderate amounts should not interfere with healing or digestion after gallbladder surgery. If you have other GI problems such as excess acid, gerd, ulcer, or liver disease, alcohol would be bad even without the gallbladder operation. ...Read more

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When after back surgery can I drink alcohol?

Depends: Don't drink alcohol until your wound has healed and you are fully off of narcotics and muscle relaxants. These meds are not to be taken with alcohol. And as always....Moderation is the key. One glass of wine after a month may be okay but several drinks is usually not a good idea. Speak to your md for detailed info regarding your specific case. ...Read more

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Will alcohol cause mitral valve repair to deteriorate, cause leakage again. I had mitral valve repair surgery. Can I drink alcohol once recovered?

Will alcohol cause mitral valve repair to deteriorate, cause leakage again. I had mitral valve repair surgery. Can I drink alcohol once recovered?

Cardiomyopathy: Alcohol is not likely to directly effect a repaired valve. However, heavy alcohol usage can cause alcoholic cardiomyopathy. This toxic effect injures the heart muscle, diminishes the muscle function, and dilates the heart. Dilation of the heart causes valves to leak. "echocardiogram may show enlarged heart chambers, leaking valves, and reduced pumping efficiency" http://goo. Gl/po8vcu. ...Read more

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How much time after inguinal hernia surgery can I drink alcohol again?

How much time after inguinal hernia surgery can I drink alcohol again?

Common sense: I would wait until the anesthesia wears off (1 day) and you are no longer taking narcotic pain medication. Best of luck with the hernia repair! ...Read more

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Its been 18 days since I had surgery in my appendix is it okay if I drink alcohol already?

Its been 18 days since I had surgery in my appendix is it okay if I drink alcohol already?

No problem: Assuming you have no other contraindication to drinking alcohol, it should not be a problem at this point. Please drink responsibly ...Read more

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Should I drink alcohol after tendon surgery?

Should I drink alcohol after tendon surgery?

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. ...Read more

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Can I drink alcohol 10 hours after taking one 10-325mg Percocet? It was rx'd for recent surgery, but I only take it in the AM for PT.

Can I drink alcohol 10 hours after taking one 10-325mg Percocet? It was rx'd for recent surgery, but I only take it in the AM for PT.

No: Alcohol is a poison and it never did any body any good. Stay from it.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
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Can I drink alcohol after bariatric surgery?

Can I drink alcohol after bariatric surgery?

No alcohol for 1 yr: Unfortunately with weight loss surgery, you become very sensitive to alcohol. It is due to the fact that your body surface area is much smaller plus your liver becomes much more sensitive to alcohol. So any kind of alcohol intake can be dangerous. I usually recommend that the patient wait at least 1 year before drinking any alcohol. Also alcohol has a lot of empty calories. ...Read more

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Can I drink alcohol after 1 week of stye surgery? And do I still have to apply warm compress?

Yes: There is no risk to alcohol consumption one week after stye surgery. By one week you should not need warm compresses any more. If the healing is not well along the way by this time, then have the ophthalmologist who did the surgery re-check things. ...Read more

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How soon can I drink alcohol -normally after chalazion removal surgery (eyelid)?

How soon can I drink alcohol -normally after chalazion removal surgery (eyelid)?

The next day: Assuming that the procedure was simply to remove a chalazion with no complications, then you can imbibe the next day. However if the need to drink is so strong that you are counting the days, you might consider whether you control the alcohol or it controls you. ...Read more

Dr. Marvin Ott
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Gallbladder (Definition)

The gallbladder is a sac-like structure located under the right lobe of the liver. It is attached to the common bile duct via the cystic duct. The gallbladder can store bile when the bile is not needed, and can squeeze bile into the bile duct and intestine for digestion when a person eats larger ...Read more


Dr. Gregory Moneta
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Gall Bladder (Definition)

Sac like organ that serves to store bile, a digestive detergent which is made in the liver. Typically contracts after eating and sends the stored bile down ducts to ...Read more