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Can alcohol affect the healing of surgery for detached retina?

Can alcohol affect the healing of surgery for detached retina?

Yes: Retinal detachment is a very serious condition and surgery to repair it requires that you take very good care of yourself while it heals. Both smoking and alcohol have been demonstrated to increase the risk for retinal damage in patients with other risk factors. I suggest you avoid both while recovering and until your retinal surgeon gives the OK. ...Read more

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Will alcohol slow down recovery on oral laser surgery?

Will alcohol slow down recovery on oral laser surgery?

It will: No alcohol for 48 hours, as it could delay the healing process. If you are taken antibiotics or analgesics to decrease the risk of infection and reduce pain, avoid alcohol intake.
Rec.: consult with your surgeon for more information. ...Read more

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Alcohol injections or surgery for Morton's neuroma.  Sclerosing alcohol injections are an increasingly available treatment alternative if the above management approaches fail. Dilute alcohol (4%) is injected directly into the area of the neuroma, causing

Alcohol injections or surgery for Morton's neuroma.  Sclerosing alcohol injections are an increasingly available treatment alternative if the above management approaches fail. Dilute alcohol (4%) is injected directly into the area of the neuroma, causing

Alcohol: These injections are very effective as dr kass stated. I have used them and they are an excellent alternative to traditional open surgery. This allows patients to not miss work, no bandaging, less pain, etc. See your podiatrist for assistance ...Read more

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Will drinking alcohol slow down my wound healing?

Will drinking alcohol slow down my wound healing?

Yes, but: A lot depends on how much alcohol you intend to drink. Alcohol is direct toxin and slows down white cells, so in large amounts, yes, it is not good for wound healing. ...Read more

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Does alcohol slow down the healing process of broken bones?

Does alcohol slow down the healing process of broken bones?

See below: Yes chronic and heavy drinking disrupts the normal balance between bone formation by osteoblasts and the removal of old bone by osteoclasts. Alcohol has an adverse effect on osteoblast activity, thus suppressing new bone formation. "the empty space created by normal bone-removing activity is inadequately filled by newly formed bone, " chakkalakal explains in a press release issued by the university. "t. ...Read more

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Does drinking alcohol slow wound healing?

Does drinking alcohol slow wound healing?

Not in moderation: Minimal intake will have no effect
an alcoholic will drink instead of eating then will have protein and other nutrition deficiencies that have a very negative effect on healing. ...Read more

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I had surgery for bad absess on my buttocks it healing slow and im still on meds 6months after surgery?

I had surgery for bad absess on my buttocks it healing slow and im still on meds 6months after surgery?

A pilonidal cyst?: abscess in the buttocks does not take six month to heal, you might be having infected pilonidal cyst, it can take that long to heal.
you need to see a surgeon or a wound specialist for your problem.

location of the wound, the depth, the stage of healing, the kind of bacteria involves, history of diabetes or not, all are factors that affect the wound healing. ...Read more

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Does heavy alcohol consumption slow wound healing?

Does heavy alcohol consumption slow wound healing?

Yes: It depends a little on what you define as "heavy" consumption. It is known that alcoholics have certain nutritional deficiencies that could impair wound healing potential. ...Read more

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Serious spine surgery, either slow healing or failed, knees need surgery, told back won't improve until knees are done, true?

Serious spine surgery, either slow healing or failed, knees need surgery, told back won't improve until knees are done, true?

Knee replacement?: Sorry to hear of your back surgery problems... If you need total knee replacement surgery than often times 'fixing ' your knees and gait abnormalities can improve back and hip pain.See your orthopedic surgeon to discuss options. Good Luck! ...Read more

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Gonna have knee surgery. I just lost 30lbs and I always eat right & walk. During the healing process, what can I do to keep the weight off while down?

Gonna have knee surgery. I just lost 30lbs and I always eat right & walk. During the healing process, what can I do to keep the weight off while down?

Less calories: First, congratulations on the hard work you put in toward your 30 lbs weight loss! While you are recovering, it is understandable that it will be difficult to keep up your physical activity. You will likely need to cut down on your daily calorie consumption for a short period of time until you are able to walk again. You may want to cut it by no more than 10% for that short period. ...Read more

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I have a post surgery pilonidal cyst wound and it is in its final stages. Saline water was used to clean it, now antiseptic. Could this slow healing?

I have a post surgery pilonidal cyst wound and it is in its final stages. Saline water was used to clean it, now antiseptic. Could this slow healing?

NO: Also can take a good shower wash the area with soap and water and apply dressings, will heal soon and go for follow up visit to your surgeon. ...Read more

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Slow-healing stress fx- boot, crutches, surgery, now CRPS. Hard to walk- now painful growth outside 5th met. Dr.- bunionette. From walking? Treatment?

Slow-healing stress fx- boot, crutches, surgery, now CRPS. Hard to walk- now painful growth outside 5th met. Dr.- bunionette. From walking? Treatment?

Foot fracture: Open surgery to treat a foot fracture complicated by CRPS makes ongoing care necessary, it may be prudent to gain other opinions as to what's best to treat further. Many times need joint supervision by pain management specialist and foot specialist ...Read more

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I had an ACL surgery a week ago. After day two, I stopped taking the pain medicines. Would drinking two to three beers slow the healing process or infect it?

I had an ACL surgery a week ago. After day two, I stopped taking the pain medicines. Would drinking two to three beers slow the healing process or infect it?

Swelling: Beer or any alcohol will increase the chance of swelling, it a vasodialator and make blood pool. Plus if you are on post op antibiotics there is a chance they won't work because of alcohol. ...Read more

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I had oral maxillofacial surgery on january 2, 2013. Is it safe for me to smoke marijuana or will this cause infection and slow the healing/recovery?

I had oral maxillofacial surgery on january 2, 2013. Is it safe for me to smoke marijuana or will this cause infection and slow the healing/recovery?

No smoking, but..: No doctor's going to tell you that it is okay to smoke marijuana or even to smoke a cigarette. But after two months of after having had oral surgery the areas that had surgery should be healed and infection extremely remote. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for severe slow colon transit constipation? No laxatives work for me other than enema and stimulant. Doc mentioned Surgery??

What is the treatment for severe slow colon transit constipation? No laxatives work for me other than enema and stimulant. Doc mentioned Surgery??

AvoidSurgery, likely: End up with more problems: http://goo. Gl/Blh6rW. Physical activity & avoiding delays in evacuation (when slightest urge) typically most effective strategies. Agents which bind water, best above ground veggies (trial & error for which & how much daily required) next best. Mental issues (infancy on) always relevant though hidden except via symptoms. Trial of linaclotide might help for symptoms. ...Read more

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Pain inside scrotum persists even after hernia repair and after orchiectomy, in a 61 year-old.....?

Pain inside scrotum persists even after hernia repair and after orchiectomy, in a 61 year-old.....?

Questionable treatment, unless indirect inguinal hernia shown first.: Testicular &/or scrotal pain can notoriously be difficult to manage and often does not respond to epididymectomy. Certainly removal of testicle should not have been performed unless testicle was very tender. Various regimes utilized by pain clinics should have been tried first & certainly should be tried now including possible acupuncture. There is also possibility of referred pain. Surgery often does not help with this kind of pain unless it is due to intermittent trusts torsion in which case fixation of testis, to prevent twisting of spermatic cord, takes care of problem. Wish I could be of more help. ...Read more

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Can one have alcohol the night before surgery to remove bladder leisions?

Can one have alcohol the night before surgery to remove bladder leisions?

Free country: You can do anything you want, but why risk it? Alcohol is a known carcinogen and a known toxin to the body, but it's become a cultural norm for people to consume it. To have the best results of surgery, it's usually recommended to refrain from alcohol, smoking tobacco or marijuana, excessive activities, ilicit drug use, but it's a free country. ...Read more