Alcohol and Smoking 4 weeks after Fistula(FiLAC) surgery!

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Hello everyone!

I am not a regular smoker nor do i consume alcohol regularly( i generally drink and smoke cigarettes once a month, usually at a party).

I had FiLAC(Fistula-tract Laser Closure) surgery done on 17th June(2017) and havent smoked or consumed alcohol since!

Its almost 4 weeks since i had my surgery done and the wound is still healing(bleeds at times during BMs) (also, no surgical pain or wound pain whatsoever)!

I've been home since the past 4 weeks! Can I drink and smoke just for a night? How is it going to impact my healing? Any other complications?


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  • Posted

    Sorry, Chris, but only a qualified physician is going to be able to give you accurate answers to your questions.

    I know this isn't what you are wanting to hear, but the best advice is to contact your doctor or your surgeon.

    • Posted

      hello Joanna, thank you for replying.

      I contacted my doctor and she advised to drink in moderation and said strictly not to smoke as it would hamper the pace of wound healing!

  • Posted

    fully agree and medical advice is the best way forward. You must be feeling great albeit heling in between. Robin
  • Posted

    any news for you Chris??
    • Posted

      hello Robin, than you for replying.

      My doctor advised to drink in moderataion and asked me to not smoke as it would hamper the pace of my wound healing!

  • Posted

    Hi Chris, I'm sure it will be ok but as others have advised get you go to give you a call to discuss it. 

  • Posted

    Hi Chris, how was your FiLac experience;

    How did it go; What type of fistula did you have, how are the results so far and the experience; I am considering having it by the end of the month.

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