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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

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. ...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 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 ...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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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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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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Dr. Lonnie 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. Erik Borncamp
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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