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How long should you wait to drink alcohol after a foot surgery?

How long should you wait to drink alcohol after a foot surgery?

Talk to your Surgeon: Generally after surgery you should avoid alcohol while you are taking any medication that is processed through the liver. Therefore, the best answer to this question is obtained by asking your surgeon who will know what medications he/she has prescribed you. ...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 after gall bladder surgery should I wait to drink alcohol?

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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How long after gastric sleeve surgery can you drink alcohol?

How long after gastric sleeve surgery can you drink alcohol?

Sleeve: You should stay away from alcohol at least 6 months after weight loss surgery for several reasons. Alcohol irritates the stomach whih may be detrimental in a recent gastric surgery. It promotes reflux which is more common after a sleeve. It has significant ammount of calories which will interfere with your weight loss. You can not predict how tou will react to alcohol after surgery. Recs may vary. ...Read more

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I just got surgery a week ago for a herniated disc. How long after a surgery like that are you alowed to drink alcohol?

I just got surgery a week ago for a herniated disc. How long after a surgery like that are you alowed to drink alcohol?

Be careful: Don't drink alcohol with narcotic pain medication. When no longer taking narcotics, ok to resume in moderation. ...Read more

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How long after discontinuing motrin 400mg (for surgery) is it safe to drink alcohol? I take painkillers about once every 2 years.

How long after discontinuing motrin 400mg (for surgery) is it safe to drink alcohol? I take painkillers about once every 2 years.

Never: Alcohol is a poison and it never did any body any good, ever, so stay away 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. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. 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.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...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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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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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.
Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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Are you able to drink alcohol after having brain surgery?

Are you able to drink alcohol after having brain surgery?

Maybe: I can't answer that question without knowing more about your history and why you had surgery. I would ask your surgeon that question. ...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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Is it possible for you to drink alcohol after pneumothorax surgery?

Yes: Alcohol has nothing to do with pneumothorax directly. But if someone is drunk and falls or involved in accident can get pneumothorax ...Read more

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Can you drink alcohol 2 weeks after heart surgery?

Can you drink alcohol 2 weeks after heart surgery?

Yes: Not a recommendation!
concerns are calories, dizziness, pain meds and reactions.
Worth a talk with the surgeon to have full opinion! ...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?

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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I know about foods, exercise and travel, but how soon after tonsil removal surgery is it safe to drink alcohol? And also to be kissing/intimate?

I know about foods, exercise and travel, but how soon after tonsil removal surgery is it safe to drink alcohol? And also to be kissing/intimate?

Tonsil: Usually three weeks or so when the tonsils have healed and the alcohol won't burn. About the same time for intimacy. Suggest though that you ask your surgeon. ...Read more

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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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What happens if you drink alcohol 24 hours prior to having surgery?

What happens if you drink alcohol 24 hours prior to having surgery?

No added risk: As long as it was in moderation and you do not abuse alcohol regularly you are fine. However if you routinely use a lot of alcohol please tell your surgeon and anesthesiologist so that they can watch for and treat early any signs of withdrawal which can be very dangerous. ...Read more

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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

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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

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Hi doctor I did a Hydrocele surgery 12 days ago when I can take a shower and when I can do Masturbation and drink alcohol I finished my medikal thx?

Hi doctor I did a Hydrocele surgery 12 days ago when I can take a shower and when I can do Masturbation and drink alcohol I finished my medikal thx?

No fixed advice, but: For an average healthy 22- y-o man, an uneventful hydrocelectomy alone and its incision should heal well and should pose no additional risk to what you may plan to do as described. Nonetheless, without a direct look and awareness about how surgery was done and how your general health composure, it is hard to give 100% guaranty; one has to exercise commonsense for daily living; be conservative! ...Read more

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Is it okay to drink alcohol before surgery?

Is it okay to drink alcohol before surgery?

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 ...Read more

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Is it okay to drink alcohol 36 hours before surgery?

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Alcohol/surgery: Get clearance from the surgeon first, since that depends on the type & length of the surgery. ...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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Is it safe to drink alcohol after triple bypass heart surgery?

Is it safe to drink alcohol after triple bypass heart surgery?

Maybe: It depends what medications you're on. I would limit myself to 1 to 2 drinks in any given day. Also alcohol can affect the drug coumadin (warfarin). ...Read more

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Can you drink alcohol after having aortic valve replacement surgery and while having a pacemaker?

Can you drink alcohol after having aortic valve replacement surgery and while having a pacemaker?

Yes: If you have a mechanical aortic valve and Coumadin (warfarin) for thinning blood, you have to be careful. Small quantities like a glass of wine or beer is okay. But large amounts can derange the blood thinning effects of coumadin (warfarin).
No relationship with pacemakers. ...Read more

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Is it safe to drink alcohol after recently having had surgery for a spleen injury sustained in a car accident?

Is it safe to drink alcohol after recently having had surgery for a spleen injury sustained in a car accident?

In moderation: Keep it to no more than 1 drink per day. The spleen plays no part in metabolism of alcohol in the body. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more

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I had to have mitral valve repair surgery done 2 weeks ago, bc I had a leaking mitral valve. Can I drink alcohol ever again. 21 years old.

Yes.....: Clear this with you surgeon and cardiologist/ internist / doctor first. Alcohol may adversely interact with some of the medications you might be taking. Drink minimal and seldom, regardless of your recent surgery. ...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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Can you drink alcohol if you had mitral valve repair open heart surgery... Will alcohol cause any damage to heart if had surgery in the past?

Can you drink alcohol if you had mitral valve repair open heart surgery... Will alcohol cause any damage to heart if had surgery in the past?

Alcohol: One small alcoholic beverage a couple of times a week is usually ok. Having said this, if you've already had a surgery on your heart you might want be conservative about what you eat and drink. ...Read more

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If I have had mitral valve repair heart surgery, and now year later drink alcohol occasionally will it weaken my heart valve?

ALCOHOL: Aside the usual common sense admonitions about alcohol excess applicable to all there is no specific concern with respect to mitral valve repair surgery, Atrial fibrillation is common in patients with chest surgery and mitral valve disorders, alcohol can in susceptible persons potentiate atrial fib so be aware of this. ...Read more

Dr. Payam Rafat
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Foot Surgery (Definition)

Foot surgery is any surgical procedure or treatment involving cutting involving the foot. Foot surgery is often categorized by skin and soft tissue procedures, forefoot surgery, or rearfoot surgery. However, some insurance companies (ie: medicare) categorize cutting of toenails as "surgery" on ...Read more