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A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Roman
25 years experience Internal Medicine
Water: Is ok prior to your labs
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Dr. Tim Scheffel
40 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: Fasting labs are generally aimed at looking at blood lipid and glucose levels. These would generally be unaffected by moderate water intake prior to ... Read More
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Dr. Victoria Cespedes
Specializes in Emergency Medicine
Yes: As long as this is a routine physical with no testing that will involve anesthesia (like endoscopy) and the water is plain water without flavoring or ... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Adam Front
26 years experience Clinical Psychology
Sounds like you know: Sounds like u know these habits r unhealthy. Start by cutting back on caffeine energy drinks, drinking more water, eating healthy, getting enough rest ... Read More
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Dr. Randy Baker
39 years experience Holistic Medicine
You will be unless..: 5 red bulls have 400 mg of caffeine and 55 grams of sugar. That is a lot of caffeine & sugar & the sugar comes from beets so is likely of gmo origin & ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience Ophthalmology
No issue here: I am guessing you are pregnant. Intestinal noises are normal and as the fetus matures, it undoubtedly in all cases starts to hear sounds conducted in ... Read More
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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Warren Wolfe
57 years experience Family Medicine
Need more info: Your symptoms are significant and should be addressed by your family physician or a gastroenterologist. There are several conditions that may be caus ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jacalyn Bishop
19 years experience Pediatric Endocrinology
Yes: Water has no carbohydrates (the part of food that causes a rise in blood sugar) so there is no reason you can't drink it before a blood sugar test.
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alvin Lin
Dr. Alvin Lin answered
29 years experience Geriatrics
No: You're probably sleeping better b/c extra calories in milk. Water has no calories so you get hungry. No, you're not nuts. Just sensitive to your body.
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience Cardiology
Likely GERD: If you're really 26 as stated, heart pain would be exceedingly rare unless you have diabetes or use cocaine. Moreover, pain that occurs at rest or lyi ... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
53 years experience Dentistry
Dry mouth\headache: This might be related to the medications you take or you might be sleeping with an open mouth from allergies or nasal congestion. You will have to di ... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
53 years experience Dentistry
Dry mouth: You may be sleeping with your mouth open even if you don't know it and for at least part of the time. Some medications cause dry mouth. When was ... Read More
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