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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.

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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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.

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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".

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I have gallbladder surgery two weeks ago, is it safe to drink a little whiskey or should I wait?

I have gallbladder surgery two weeks ago, is it safe to drink a little whiskey or should I wait?

Alcohol Dependence: If you do not have pain, not using pain medications, eating normally, walking normally, and have seen Surgeon for follow up after gall bladder surgery, you can use Alcohol. After that Let the Wise Woman within you ask: • If you have depression, anxiety, blackouts, DUI • Need to see Psychiatrist for Alcohol use, Tolerance, or Dependence ; Therapy for stresses in life • AA Meetings

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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.

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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!

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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).

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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.

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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.

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How soon after gallbladder surgery is it safe to have cosmetic surgery?

How soon after gallbladder surgery is it safe to have cosmetic surgery?

Depends...: Cosmetic surgery is considered “elective”; patients should be at their best state of health prior to proceeding. In other words, you will want to have be completely recovered, in good physical and mental health, psychosocially stable... For some patients this may be as early as one month after gallbladder surgery; some patients will need more time. Best wishes.

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Ebv VCA 1 was 3.72 and 0.56 in august. Today it is 5.14 and 0.68 why is it going up instead of going down. Is it safe to have gallbladder surgery?

Ebv VCA 1 was 3.72 and 0.56 in august. Today it is 5.14 and 0.68 why is it going up instead of going down. Is it safe to have gallbladder surgery?

EBV: The serologies available for assessing the presence or absence of clinical infection with this organism must be examined so that you are looking at all the antibody reactions together and then interpreted in light of their clinical context by examining the patient. I am not aware of anybody who would put off gallbladder surgery based solely on the values you have quoted. Good luck.

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Is it true that it's ok to drink alcohol when you have gallbladder problems?

Yes: Alcohol should not create gall bladder issues. Fatty foods flare the gall bladder.

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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..

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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.

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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.

Dr. William Singer
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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. Debra Rosenblatt
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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