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I have an endoscopy scheduled in 3 hours. I drank a few

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I have an endoscopy scheduled in 3 hours. I drank a few glasses of wine last night before midnight. Will this impact the procedure or should I reschedule?
Submitted: 2 months ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 2 months ago.

Hello I'm Dr Chip

Upper endoscopy or colonoscopy?

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
Upper endoscopy
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 2 months ago.

OK

Then, no, nothing to worry about here--the wine won't affect the efficacy of that upper endoscopy

Please let me know if you need any more information

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
Also I have the choice between anesthesia and sedation. Should I choose one or the other since I drank wine?
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 2 months ago.

The alcohol is out of your system by now so either anesthesia or sedation is fine