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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

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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After my gallbladder removed can I still drink alcohol?

After my gallbladder removed can I still drink alcohol?

I don't think: Alcohol in moderate amounts will be harmful after cholecystectomy, unless you have other conditions. Consult your surgeon just to make sure. ...Read more

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Does drinking alcohol have an effect on the gallbladder?

Does drinking alcohol have an effect on the gallbladder?

No effect: Alcohol does not effect the GB. Rather in excess it effects sites it comes in contact with directly or indirectly. Here oral cavity lesions, esophageal lesions and gastriis are not uncommon. There is a secondary effect where patients who are alcoholic can develop severe pancreatitis. ...Read more

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I am a 24 year old female with a 7mm gallbladder polyp, am I restricted from drinking alcohol?

I am a 24 year old female with a 7mm gallbladder polyp, am I restricted from drinking alcohol?

No: Gallbladder polyps and alcohol intake have no association with each other. Moderate intake would still be the rule however. ...Read more

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Can you still drink alcohol if your gallbladder been removed?

Can you still drink alcohol if your gallbladder been removed?

Yes, trial it first: Alcohol absorption or metabolism is not affected by the absence of the gallbladder. The liver should be able to handle moderate amounts of alcohol. However since bile, which would have once been stored in the gallbladder and release after meals, is now constantly expelled into the GI tract, you may find that the combination with alcohol may change your bowel habits and/or lead to some heartburn. ...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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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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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 have chronis diahrea, drink a lot of alcohol, and a pain in my gallbladder. How can I help decrease diarehea and what foods/vitamins can I eat to hel?

I have chronis diahrea, drink a lot of alcohol, and a pain in my gallbladder. How can I help decrease diarehea and what foods/vitamins can I eat to hel?

Stop alcohol: You are having alcoholic diarrhea and are slowly killing your liver. Please stop drinking, or at least cut way down.
A good multivitamin as well as a b complex will be good for you. ...Read more

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Can alcohol cause cholecystitis? Or any damage to gallbladder? . Intense gallbladder pain for 1yr afta quoting heavy drinking. US, BLOODS normal?

Can alcohol cause cholecystitis? Or any damage to gallbladder? . Intense gallbladder pain for 1yr afta quoting heavy drinking. US, BLOODS normal?

It is the pancreas.: alcohol usually affect the pancreas, and the attack is very similar to the gallbladder attack.
make sure you have it checked by checking the pancreatic enzymes, like amylase, and lipase, in addition to the liver enzymes.
it is important to do that, because acute pancreatitis not only painful, but it could be dangerous.
so please have it checked, and you might want to slow down on the alcohol. ...Read more

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When is it safe to drink alcohol after a laparoscopic gallbladder removal?

When is it safe to drink alcohol after a laparoscopic gallbladder removal?

Wait a few days: After any surgical procedure, it is important to remain hydrated to promote healing and good kidney function. Alcohol use commonly results in dehydration, and should be avoided for up to a week after surgery, or until you feel fully "recovered". ...Read more

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I have had my gallbladder removed a year ago and im still getting a feeling of fullness/pain there I do drink alcohol a lot could this be fatty liver?

I have had my gallbladder removed a year ago and im still getting a feeling of fullness/pain there I do drink alcohol a lot could this be fatty liver?

Gall bladder removal: Your fullness in your stomach may not have anything to do with your gall bladder removal and everything with your heavy drinking. You may have a gastritis of your stomach from the irritation from drinking. Stop the drinking to see if you will get better. Your stomach may take one or two weeks to heal. Add over the counter Prilosec which will help the healing process. ...Read more

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Alt jumped from low 20's to 69 in about two years. Drink alcohol once a month but could this be from my biliary dyskinesia or sludge in my gallbladder?

Alt jumped from low 20's to 69 in about two years. Drink alcohol once a month but could this be from my biliary dyskinesia or sludge in my gallbladder?

Probably not, man: It's time to check you for hepatitis b and c, hemochromatosis, wilson's, autoimmune hepatitis, and whether your alt returns to normal if you go off the bentyl (dicyclomine). An extreme athlete can have high alt from it, or there's plenty of non-alcoholic fatty liver even in young folks. While you're waiting, think about getting into a hard-core fitness-focused lifestyle. Best wishes. ...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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I have gastritis had gallbladder removed a year ago. Don't drink alcohol don't take any medicines. MRI show bile duct normal so what's the cause?

I have gastritis had gallbladder removed a year ago. Don't drink alcohol don't take any medicines. MRI show bile duct normal so what's the cause?

More info needed.: When you say "gastritis", what kind of symptoms are you actually referring to? Without more detail, it is hard to know what kind of advice is appropriate. If you give more detail, I'll be happy to try to help. Good luck. ...Read more

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Following gall bladder removal, is it okay to drink moderate amounts of alcohol including wine?

Yes, trial it first: Alcohol absorption or metabolism is not affected by the absence of the gallbladder. The liver should be able to handle moderate amounts of alcohol. However since bile, which would have once been stored in the gallbladder and release after meals, is now constantly expelled into the GI tract, you may find that the combination with alcohol may change your bowel habits. ...Read more

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Can you drink alcohol after laproscopic gall bladder surgury?

Can you drink alcohol after laproscopic gall bladder surgury?

Timing: In general, one can return to light alcohol drinking in moderation with return to regular diet. The caveat is that: 1. You should not drink if you have other conditions that would be complicated or worsened by drinking, 2. You should not drink if taking certain medications (read lable/talk with pharmacist), 3. Do not drink if taking antibiotics, some recently taken antibiotics may also cause... ...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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Are there any benefits of drinking alcohol?

Are there any benefits of drinking alcohol?

Weigh carefully: Moderate drinking (2 drinks or less/day for men, and 1 drink or less/day for women) may protect against coronary artery disease and heart attack. Also this could raise levels of hdl, the "good" cholesterol, and reduce the risk of blood clots forming in coronary arteries. These small amounts could also reduce risk of dementia. Heavy drinking (4+ drinks/day, etc) negates these possible benefits. ...Read more

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How do I detox from drinking alcohol?

Alcoholic: There are many places where you can see a specialist through your alcoholism. Do not wait too long! ...Read more

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Does drinking alcohol affect NuvaRing?

Does drinking alcohol affect NuvaRing?

Drugs. Com: drug interaction checker showed possible minor, but not clinically significant interactions between NuvaRing (ethinyl estradiol / etonogestrel), Alcohol (contained in alcoholic beverages) (ethanol). ...Read more

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Does drinking alcohol increase dopamine?

Does drinking alcohol increase dopamine?

Alcohol, Dopamine: Alcohol increases the release of Dopamine in brain’s “reward center. By increasing Dopamine levels in the brain, alcohol tricks you into thinking that it’s actually making your feel great. The effect is that you keep drinking to get more Dopamine release, but at the same time you’re altering other brain chemicals that are enhancing feelings of depression. ...Read more

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Puking after drinking alcohol, what to do?

Not drink???: Your body, via your stomach, is telling you that you are taking in something that disagrees with it, and perhaps you should listen. You may already have gastritis or pancreatitis and the alcohol may be making these worse (or causing them, for that matter). When people keep doing something despite it causing them problems, then they have a problem with that "something, " whether alcohol or heroin. ...Read more

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Why do you get itchy after drinking alcohol?

Why do you get itchy after drinking alcohol?

Possible causes: Redness or itching after drinking alcohol could be an allergic reaction. It could also be related to a deficiency of aldehyde dehydrogenase, an enzyme that breaks down alcohol. ...Read more

Dr. Sheila Smith
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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. Thomas Fiala
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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