Recovery after laparoscopy will take some time, though not as long as with abdominal surgery. Its duration depends on the type of manipulation (diagnosis or treatment), the type of procedure (which organ is examined), the occurrence of complications and can last 2-4 weeks. During this period, a number of events in a person's life do not stop, including those related to the reason for drinking alcohol. Therefore, patients often find out when alcohol can be taken after laparoscopy.
Relation to alcohol during the recovery period after laparoscopy
|Type of laparoscopic surgery||Important characteristics of alcohol-related adjustment|
|Gynecological procedures||During the period of adaptation after endovideosurgery, the woman has to deal with nausea and bloating. With the onset of pain, the doctor prescribes the use of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, and if an infectious-inflammatory focus is suspected, antibiotics. After laparoscopy of an ovarian cyst, a woman should take hormonal medications to correct the hormonal background. Therefore, drinks containing alcohol are allowed at the earliest after a month and a half, because the drugs are absolutely incompatible with even small doses of alcohol.|
|Removal of appendicitis||Alcoholic beverages are prohibited after laparoscopic appendectomy, because they greatly damage the liver, threatening the development of cirrhosis. In addition, ethanol causes inflammation of the mucous membranes of all digestive organs. Due to the danger of bloating and the appearance of bloating, even the use of beer is forbidden, because the drink is a product of fermentation, although natural. The result of increased gas formation can be scattered sutures, after how long you can taste the alcohol, the doctor decides in any case|
|Gallbladder removal||After laparoscopic cholecystectomy, patients must significantly adjust not only their diet but also their overall lifestyle. The body needs to be helped to adapt to special conditions of functioning, and taking some medications can become lifelong. Therefore, after the intervention, alcohol is not only forbidden, but it is certainly contraindicated, because the organ responsible for the breakdown of alcohol has been removed. Without meeting all the doctor's requirements, a favorable outcome was called into question|
For successful rehabilitation after any type of laparoscopy, it is important to follow simple rules for complete recovery of the body. Even with the complete rejection of alcohol, life does not end, but acquires a new meaning, and the colors of reality become brighter.
Time when the risks of taking ethanol are minimized
Drinking alcohol after surgery is undesirable. It is considered that after:
- abdominal surgery, the first minimal dose of ethanol can be taken a month later;
- tooth extraction - after 2-3 days;
- appendectomy (for purulent appendicitis) - after 2-3 weeks;
- gynecological operations (for uterine fibroids or ectopic pregnancy) - after 4 weeks.
- plastic and cosmetic surgery - after 3 weeks.
The time factor is influenced by the age and physical condition of the patient. If the average time of abstinence during appendectomy is 2-3 weeks, then in young people aged 25-30 years it can be 10-14 days, and in people older than 35 years - 1, 5-2 months.
If it is not possible not to drink alcohol, it is better to check with your doctor about "safe" periods of abstinence. This primarily applies to extended operations on:
- spine to remove herniated intervertebral discs as well as tail injuries;
- rectum (for hemorrhoids);
- joints of limbs;
- prostate (for cancer or adenoma);
- testis (varicocelectomy in varicocele);
- knee area (at the knee joint);
- veins on the legs (for varicose veins).
Alcohol affects differently
Unfortunately, not everyone listens to tattoo artist advice. Therefore, various types of consequences often occur. There is no harmless alcohol. Some people may think - what will happen if I drink a bottle of beer or a glass of vodka? Let’s look at how certain types of drinks that contain alcohol affect the body after tattooing.
Cognac and whiskey lovers should refuse these drinks for a few weeks after the procedure. The fact is that they will have a direct effect on the blood vessels, dilating them. As a result, the image may become much blurry, by about half. Damaged skin heals longer and the wound may bleed.
Drinking vodka after tattooing can lead to distortion and blurring of the drawing. The paint washes off very strongly. As for the seemingly harmless beer, you will have to refrain from drinking as well. Foamy drinks contribute to a slight increase in blood pressure, which will affect the lymph, more precisely the amount of its production.
Important! After consuming alcoholic beverages, a rough crust will appear on the skin a few days after the tattoo is applied. As a result, scars, scars or lumps may appear, which will not disappear even after the skin has completely healed.
Alcohol and anesthesia
Anesthesia - loss of tissue sensitivity for a short period of time under the influence of anesthetics. Such drugs block the transmission of nerve impulses, which is why the signals do not reach the brain, which means that the body's response to irritation in the form of painful sensations is absent.
Local anesthesia lasts an additional 2. 5 hours after surgery. However, when drinking alcohol, the anesthetic effect of the drug instantly disappears, an acute attack of pain develops, which cannot be suppressed even by anesthetic drugs.
The situation is much more complicated with general anesthesia used in abdominal surgery, when the body needs to be protected from shock and pain.
The following complications may occur after recovery from anesthesia:
- weakness or tension in the muscles;
- throat discomfort;
- blurring of consciousness;
- drop in blood pressure;
- hallucinogenic delirium.
Why can't you drink alcohol after anesthesia?
This combination can lead to critical conditions such as anaphylactic shock and nervous disorders. The withdrawal period for taking anesthetics depends on the type of drug, its dose and the patient's health. As a rule, the main part leaves the body within one day after the operation, and the rest within 2-3 days.
What could be the consequences
Not all antibiotics are the same: some are mild and others are more aggressive. Below are groups of medications that must be taken strictly according to the doctor's instructions, excluding all health experiments:
- chloramphenicol; tetracycline; nitroimidazole; macrolide; cephalosporin; lincosamide;
If you ignore the restrictions, serious health problems cannot be avoided. The person is facing:
- heart attack;
- allergic reaction;
- tissue suppuration can turn into gangrene.
Biseptol is similar in its action to disulfiram (used to code alcoholism). If you mix it with alcohol, the patient's temperature rises, heart palpitations appear, followed by severe vomiting, headache. Bleeding from vasospasm can occur in the brain. As a result - heart attack, coma or death.
Rules for drinking alcohol after gallbladder removal
If a person does not feel bad at first after cholecystectomy, it does not mean that alcohol is allowed. Especially in this case, the systematic intake of intoxicating drinks is dangerous. In many patients with a removed gallbladder, the body spontaneously responds to alcohol with unbreakable vomiting or severe pain. This is due to the fact that the digestive organs after surgery begin to work in extreme conditions.
Cholecystectomy itself forces many patients to reconsider their diet and get rid of bad habits. Only in this case, long-term remission is possible and it becomes possible to live without constant pain in the hypochondrium.
After removing the gallbladder, it is best to completely forget about alcohol in any form and quantity. And there are a lot of patients who have managed to completely remove alcohol from their lives. However, not all people are able to completely stop drinking alcohol - after all, most of the traditions of Slavic culture are associated with the mandatory use of strong drinks.
Therefore, it is important to know what the basic rules of drinking alcohol are after removing the gallbladder, what you can drink in a similar situation and in what quantity. A compromise between the title "white crow" and harm to one's own health can be a limitation in the form of:
Usually, gallbladder removal is associated with the development of chronic inflammatory processes in the bile ducts or liver. With such diseases, the absence of the gallbladder is not a reason to relax and start absorbing everything. In addition to alcohol, patients are forbidden to eat fatty, fried, smoked and spicy foods for at least 2-3 years. This period after cholecystectomy is considered restorative and is associated with special restrictions for the patient.
Gallbladder removal is performed very often, and after such an operation it is quite possible to live a full life. However, such an intervention imposes on a person the need to monitor their health more carefully, adhere to a diet and remove alcohol from life as much as possible.
Only in the case of a regulated lifestyle and rejection of addiction, long-term remission with good health for the patient is possible. The need to severely limit or exclude alcohol does not prevent many people from living with pleasure, rather they find true reasons for joy.
How much alcohol you should not drink
Ethanol dilates blood vessels and increases blood circulation, which is very dangerous in the case of an open wound in the mouth. Drinking can cause severe bleeding that is difficult to stop.
After removal, a blood clot forms in the wound, which protects it from infection. Increased bleeding can be flushed out, and then inflammation cannot be avoided. As a result - twitching pain, swelling, suppuration, fever. You will have to go to the dentist again, clean the pus, open the gums and take antibiotics.
In addition, ethanol can cause an allergic reaction to painkillers. No one can predict this, because every organism reacts to pain blockers in its own way. The most common manifestations: skin rash, itching, edema, shortness of breath. Even anaphylactic shock is possible.
The period during which the use of strong drinks is prohibited is determined individually. Before starting to drink, the patient must make sure that the wound heals and no longer bleeds in case of accidental mechanical damage. The gums are healthy, there is no swelling, and when pressed, there is no pain. There is no rotten purulent taste in the mouth.
You should also wait until the anesthetic is removed from the blood. This procedure lasts from one day to several days: the time depends on the injected dose, the individual metabolic rate and the type of anesthetic. As a rule, by the third evening, traces of the drug no longer remain in the blood.
Tooth extraction is a relatively harmless operation, but even after it, certain restrictions must be observed, especially if the doctor has used anesthesia. You should be careful when drinking alcohol - even a small portion can cause serious consequences.
Effect of alcohol on blood circulation
Surgery sometimes damages not only the soft tissues but also the blood vessels that feed certain parts of the body. With a favorable outcome, they recover, so no organ suffers from a lack of oxygen and excess carbon dioxide.
Surgeons note that such an outcome is possible only with strict adherence to all recommendations regarding the recovery period. Circulatory problems are likely if a person disobeys their doctor and drinks alcohol. Alcohol negatively affects the condition of the vascular bed.
Small doses of alcohol are thought to have a beneficial effect on blood circulation, but this only applies to completely healthy people. After the operation, the situation is different.
Even a small amount of any strong drink can be harmful. Doctors explain this by the fact that under the influence of ethyl alcohol smooth muscle tissue contracts abruptly. In other words, the walls of the arteries and veins go into a state of increased tone. Their lumen narrows, and the speed of blood flow through them decreases.
As a result, the patient's blood pressure drops and the supply of oxygen to tissues and organs deteriorates. This means that postoperative healing will be slower and the rehabilitation period will be delayed indefinitely.
Danger of alcohol before surgery
The presence of ethanol in the body is unacceptable not only after surgery, but also during preparation for it. Even if the operation will be performed by a modern method of endovideosurgery, which does not require standard incisions of the cavity. Drinking alcohol before surgery contributes to a disorder of the cardiovascular system, which threatens heart failure with the probability of death.
In some cases, blood alcohol can cause problems with the effects of anesthesia, the duration of which is short-lived, without numbing the pain. Sometimes patients wonder if it is possible to drink beer or some other carbonated drink before the intervention in the abdominal cavity. Such drinks before surgery contribute to the irritation of the gastric mucosa with carbon dioxide, and in combination with ethanol and anesthesia lead to gastrointestinal bleeding.
Even small doses of alcohol, taken before anesthetic manipulation, cause a very difficult recovery from general anesthesia. Due to the symptoms of a serious hangover, doctors will have to bring the operated person to consciousness, fight the delirium of tremens and withdraw from the state of anaphylactic shock. Therefore, doctors warn that after laparoscopy you can drink only clean water that does not contain carbon dioxide, and even more - alcohol. Especially after endovideosurgery by removing a cyst on the ovary, when women can be prescribed antibiotics to protect themselves from the possible development of inflammation.
According to medical statistics, the risk of complications in patients who consume alcohol before or after surgery is much higher. Ethyl alcohol and anesthesia are completely incompatible. Anesthesia is a temporary loss of tissue sensitivity under the influence of medicinal anesthetic substances. Their main task is to block the transmission of nerve impulses. As a result, the signals do not reach the brain, so the patient does not feel pain.
The effect of anesthesia after surgery lasts another 2-3 hours. If you drink a little alcohol after surgery, the pain reliever effect instantly disappears.A similar reaction can occur if alcohol is drunk before surgery.
In this case, additional anesthesia will not bring the desired result.
Any surgery for the body is stressful. Drinking alcohol after surgery can cause serious problems. Potential complications include:
- blurring of consciousness;
- lowering blood pressure.
Ethyl alcohol has a negative effect on blood clotting. It makes it too thick. Erythrocytes in the blood stick together and form clots that clog blood vessels and small capillaries. Drinking alcohol after surgery can cause a stroke, heart attack or bleeding.
Many alcoholics, coming to a hospital bed with a disappointing diagnosis that requires surgical intervention, ask themselves, “When can I drink alcohol after surgery? ” If someone doesn’t know when. This is especially true during illness, including the pre- and postoperative period. Today we will touch on the topic in more detail and find out the physiology of the effect of ethyl alcohol on the body that has recently undergone surgery.
After the operation, the patient's body needs a long-term quality recovery. For this purpose, a significant list of medications is usually assigned to facilitate the procedure. Intoxication grossly interferes with the recovery process, exerting a direct negative effect on the body, the immune system, and drug interactions.
Due to the fact that alcohol causes blood clotting, its intake even after surgery is dangerous - it affects the veins, leading to terrible consequences in the form of vascular thrombosis that have not yet recovered after the intervention of the surgeon. Depending on the concentration of alcohol, even the smallest capillaries and larger vessels can overlap, which significantly slows down blood circulation and recovery processes.
Liver and kidneys that abuse alcohol have serious difficulties in working, often complicated by cirrhosis and other chronic diseases. In the postoperative period, the body is already under significant stress to remove the breakdown products of powerful drugs. Alcohol significantly increases the additional risks.
The combination of alcohol and drugs in the postoperative period leads to a delay in the removal of toxins from the body. The negative symptoms of this combination are manifested as follows:
- heart rhythm disorders;
- difficulty breathing;
- increased sweating;
- lowering blood pressure;
- rush of blood to the head.
Most often, powerful antibiotics that are absolutely incompatible with any alcoholic product are prescribed for protection against postoperative complications. Alcohol under general anesthesia has a depressant effect on the central nervous system, often leading to delusions, hallucinations and other manifestations of damage.
Alcohol during rehabilitation
As with other types of surgery, drinking any type of alcohol is especially dangerous after laparoscopy. This is especially true in the field of gynecology. Because after endovideosurgery manipulations associated with the occurrence of postoperative pain and inflammation, patients are usually prescribed certain medications. Taking painkillers and antibacterials is not compatible with alcohol, it is strictly forbidden to use it.
Reasons for banning alcoholic beverages after laparoscopy:
- instead of restoring immunity, the body will have to expend energy on removing alcohol toxins;
- when treating an ovarian cyst with a laparoscopic method, if a woman drank at least a little beer before surgery, it threatens her with inflammatory complications;
- taking alcoholic beverages together with nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs leads to hepatocyte death;
- drinking alcohol after anesthesia slows down the regeneration process, and also leads to worsening of latent problems and chronic problems;
- causing vasodilation, alcohol after anesthesia threatens internal bleeding, bleeding, may cause heart attack or stroke;
- alcohol strongly thickens the blood, which causes clogging of small capillaries with accumulated erythrocytes, which leads to the appearance of blood clots;
- The use of alcoholic beverages that depress the nervous system can cause confusion, delusions, hallucinations.
The most important rule for taking antibiotics is to use them only in situations where you cannot do without them. Indications for use are symptoms of acute bacterial infection, which the body cannot cope with on its own. In order to achieve the desired therapeutic effect, taking antibiotics cannot be without distinction.
Follow the instructions below:
- You cannot prescribe an antibiotic yourselfif you do not have medical experience. The cause of the disease can be determined only by a doctor - a virus or bacteria. With a viral infection, antibiotics do not help, but on the contrary, they can worsen the course of the disease;
- Do not interrupt the prescribed course of treatment if you feel better.Recurrence of the disease may occur;
- Do not change the dosage of antibiotics during treatment. Dose reduction threatens the bacteria to develop drug resistance, and the increase is fraught with side effects or overdose;
- Do not take antibiotics with tea, juice, and especially milk, otherwise taking the medicine will be useless. Milk, dairy products and fermented dairy products are not compatible with antibiotics, they reduce the effect of the drug. You can drink the drug only with water, about 0, 5-1 cup;
- Do not take antibiotics at any convenient time.It is important to follow the instructions for the medicine and use the medicine as described, namely: before, during or after a meal. In addition, it is important to observe the frequency of application (1 time after 24 hours, 2 times after 12 hours, 3 times after 8 hours, and so on), in order to create the desired concentration of antibiotics in the body;
- Do not combine antibiotics with physical activity;
- Do not drink alcohol while taking antibiotics.
Before prescribing antibiotics, you must tell your doctor about the following:
- medications currently being taken;
- pregnancy or breastfeeding;
- kidney or liver disease;
- diabetes mellitus.
And also if it has already been noticed:
- occurrence of side effects;
- development of allergic reactions;
- recent use of antimicrobials.