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Can excess beer (8) cause damage/complications to open umbilical hernia surgery no mesh, one night after 2 1/2 weeks post op due to alcohol/bloating?

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Dr. Alan Wartenberg
Addiction Medicine

In brief: Yes

alcohol in any amount, but particularly in large amounts, impairs the body's ability to fight infection and heal properly.
Binge drinking is associated with increased problems with car accidents, sexual assault, falls, as well as illnesses like pancreatitis, bleeding from the stomach and many other problems. Talk to your doctor about getting help and refrain from excessive use.

In brief: Yes

alcohol in any amount, but particularly in large amounts, impairs the body's ability to fight infection and heal properly.
Binge drinking is associated with increased problems with car accidents, sexual assault, falls, as well as illnesses like pancreatitis, bleeding from the stomach and many other problems. Talk to your doctor about getting help and refrain from excessive use.
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