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Alcohol and Local Anesthetics

I broke a bone in my hand and they are going to put a screw in it. It is going to be a local anesthetic with the surgery being at 1pm. The doctor told me that the procedure lasts and about an hour. My question is can I drink alcohol that night, say around 8pm. What side effects will happen with just a local anesthetic.

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498385 tn?1362453004
Booze thins your blood so probably not a good idea
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480448 tn?1426952138
Definitely not adviseable to drink alcohol the night before this procedure.  Like j34 above mentioned, alcohol IS a blood thinner, so it could cause some increased bleeding.  Not to mention, the anesthesia may cause you a few side effects, and alcohol use could possibly worsen those.

Just not a good idea all around.
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Sorry I should clarify, I'm drinking the in the night after my surgery in the afternoon.
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