Can I drink alcohol?

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Hi guys, I've had a fistla since the beginning of the year and have had surgery twice. I currently have a seton in and feel like it's loads better but I thought that before and the seton had come out so not getting my hopes up. Surgery was only a week ago.

Anyway, I haven't had a drink all year as I wasn't sure if it would cause issues. 

Does anyone know if it is OK to have a drink? I have a few family events coming up and I've missed out on so much this year already it would be great to let my hair down.

The only medication I'm on now is lactulose.

If you have any advice on this or any other tips I'd love to hear from you.


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    The only advice I can find about drinking after fistula surgery is that you shouldn't drink with the antibiotics they give you initially. Once those finish, you can drink 48 hours after the last tablet.

    If you ARE on antibiotics, you shouldn't drink, otherwise, there is no reason not to. Don't overdo it though.

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    HI. Just wondering how you are keeping. My advice would be not to start driinking since it is very addictive to most people. I am not a medical person and cannot give you advice of medicines and side effects, if any. Tricky with your family event coming and you wanting to join the fun but just be careful. BEst of luck to you and a speedy recovery. Sorry for the late reply
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      That is not actually the case, Robin. The vast majority of people drink alcohol without getting into difficulty so it is very unlikely that a person will have any idea that they are at risk of developing an addiction.
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