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I am 39 years old and a heavy drinker. Lately due to

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Hello. I am 39 years old and a heavy drinker. Lately due to extended visits with family, holidays and vacations my consumption is up to a bottle or a bottle plus a glass of wine a night. A couple days ago I went to the ER for excruciating pain and ultrasound revealed I have a 8cm dermoid cyst on my right ovary. My dr wants to remove it asap, like in the next 2 to 5 days. I would like to take it out as well because I am in pain. I have had only a glass of wine yesterday and plan no more alcohol till surgery. But can I have surgery at all due to my previous use of alcohol? Will anesthesia be too dangerous? In the ultrasound they looked at my liver which was only slightly fatty. I exercise vigorously 5-6 times a week, eat extremely healthy and have no other health problems. Not overweight. Last liver enzyme test was just over a year ago and was all normal.
Submitted: 1 month ago.
Category: OB GYN
Expert:  DR.EHTISHAM replied 1 month ago.

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Expert:  DR.EHTISHAM replied 1 month ago.

Yes you can have surgery even with a history of alcohol use in the past. Your ultrasound revealed only a fatty liver and if the enzymes and synthetic function of liver are normal there is nothing to worry about. You will have to take a pre-op anesthesia fitness as well and you are likely to be declared fit for surgery.

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Customer: replied 1 month ago.
I am suddenly in excruciating pain again and am possibly going to er. If they perform emergency surgery today but I had alcohol last night still ok?
Expert:  DR.EHTISHAM replied 1 month ago.

Yes it will not add to any further risk of anesthesia

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Expert:  DR.EHTISHAM replied 1 month ago.

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Expert:  DR.EHTISHAM replied 1 month ago.

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