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I'm having gallbladder surgery Tuesday, can I

Can I drink this Saturday night? My cousin is having her bachorlette party

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firsttimemom733

Asked by firsttimemom733 at 6:31 AM on Mar. 1, 2013 in Health

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  • NO!!! You doctor must have told you to not drink for a week before surgery. Mine did, But I do not drink much anyway.
    louise2

    Answer by louise2 at 6:41 AM on Mar. 1, 2013

  • Nope my dr didn't say anything to me about it
    firsttimemom733

    Comment by firsttimemom733 (original poster) at 6:58 AM on Mar. 1, 2013

  • Not a clue. My gallbladder removal was an emergency gig.

    Call the doctor's office and ask. I would assume that the answer is no, but it cannot hurt to double check.
    balagan_imma

    Answer by balagan_imma at 8:46 AM on Mar. 1, 2013

  • I thought you aren't supposed to drink and stop all aspirin and NSAIDs a week to ten days before surgery because they thin your blood and could make it difficult to control bleeding.
    Izsarejman

    Answer by Izsarejman at 9:02 AM on Mar. 1, 2013

  • One week before surgery your asked to stop taking aspirin, ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin), vitamin E, warfarin (Coumadin), and any other drugs that make it hard for your blood to clot. I cant find anything about alcohol and I dont remember from my own surgery. But I would say dont drink.
    Lobelia

    Answer by Lobelia at 9:32 AM on Mar. 1, 2013

  • Ask your doctor or check this link  http://caloriecount.about.com/forums/health-support/foods-eat-waiting-gall-bladder-removal  What everyone said above is true

    sunshine196

    Answer by sunshine196 at 11:32 AM on Mar. 1, 2013

  • You should be fine in moderation. I don't remember any warnings against alcohol before I had my surgery, just against some of the fried foods that are often consumed with alcoholic drinks. I was told to stay away from blood thinners and painkillers such as aspirin, also spicy or high-fat foods. Have fun at the party!
    Ballad

    Answer by Ballad at 2:51 PM on Mar. 1, 2013

  • I don't remember any warnings against alcohol before I had my surgery.
    LiLJeni

    Answer by LiLJeni at 4:39 PM on Mar. 1, 2013

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