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How many days before a colonoscopy should i stop drinking alcohol? Should i stop just during the bowel prep and the day of the procedure?

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Dr. Kristel Hunt
Internal Medicine - Hepatology
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not a question that most social-only drinkers would ask.
Daily alcohol consumption can make sedating you more difficult as your liver is revved up. Would try to stay away for at least 5-7 days if you're drinking more than 2drinks/day or 14/week.

In brief: Agree with below

not a question that most social-only drinkers would ask.
Daily alcohol consumption can make sedating you more difficult as your liver is revved up. Would try to stay away for at least 5-7 days if you're drinking more than 2drinks/day or 14/week.
Dr. Kristel Hunt
Dr. Kristel Hunt
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Dr. Alan Wartenberg
Addiction Medicine

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anybody who asks about whether they can or cannot drink with some procedure or with drug X, because that is a red flag that drinking alcohol is too important in your life, and that you may have a problem. You have 3 conditions that are worsened (and even caused) by alcohol, erectile dysfunction, a muscle disease and PTSD.
Alcohol is especially bad with PTSD, and makes it hard to treat. Talk to MD

In brief: Am concerned about

anybody who asks about whether they can or cannot drink with some procedure or with drug X, because that is a red flag that drinking alcohol is too important in your life, and that you may have a problem. You have 3 conditions that are worsened (and even caused) by alcohol, erectile dysfunction, a muscle disease and PTSD.
Alcohol is especially bad with PTSD, and makes it hard to treat. Talk to MD
Dr. Alan Wartenberg
Dr. Alan Wartenberg
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