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can I take a pregnancy test after I have been drinking alcohol

A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pamela Pappas
41 years experience Psychiatry
No, it does not: Drinking alcohol will not affect the results of a pregnancy test. If you are pregnant, though, your drinking alcohol can affect your baby's developme ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
May: Alcohol is a diuretic and may dilute the urine enough to alter the results of a test. If you are planning to be pregnant, you should abstain from alco ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
No: I hope that the result you get from your pregnancy test is the one you want.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Blood test/No booze!: A blood test is accurate and is not likely to be affected by alcohol intake. However, if you could get pregnant, do not drink alcohol at all and see y ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Parr
55 years experience Addiction Medicine
NO ALCOHOL: Get some assistance to stay abstinent. The same thing is likely to happen again.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Yes: However, if you believe you may be pregnant-please stop use of alcohol asap.
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ivelisse Rivera-Godreau
23 years experience Family Medicine
Alcohol & pregnancy.: It does not work that way. There have been studies in how much alcohol is ok to drink during pregnancy and there have been no consistent results so th ... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bahman Omrani
16 years experience Pain Management
Best not to: It may skew some results.
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pamela Pappas
41 years experience Psychiatry
After you deliver: Drinking alcohol in pregnancy exposes your baby to problems while in your womb, and also developmental & medical problems later. Risk is most intense ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Parr
55 years experience Addiction Medicine
NO ALCOHOL: Get to an aa meeting, and see a treatment professional.
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Alves
23 years experience Emergency Medicine
Moderation: Always and all things in moderation.
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Larry Xanthopoulos
21 years experience Pediatrics
Fetal damage: Alcohol can damage the fetus and the child can be born with fetal alcohol syndrome
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A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Romanth Waghmarae
38 years experience Pain Management
Lortab and beer: As a rule of thumb if you use an opioid you should not drink at all. If you have just taken one tab then i would strongly recommend you wait for at le ... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience Pediatrics
Vodka: You are probably alright with only one episode of drinking, but make sure you refrain from alcolhol from now on.
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A male asked:
Dr. Edward Teller
43 years experience Anesthesiology
No: I would drink soda...terbinafine has a long half life and multiple interactions with alcohol and other drugs. You may still have some anti fungal medi ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Beth Cook
Dr. Beth Cook answered
22 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Ovulation: If you are not having regular cycles, you are likely not ovulating regularly. If you're not ovulating, odds are lower for pregnancy to occur spontaneo ... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Laura McMullen
20 years experience Pediatrics
You : You can either take a home pregnancy test as long as it has been 5- 6 weeks since your last normal period (3-4 weeks since having unprotected sex), or ... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Camilla Graham
26 years experience Infectious Disease
Yes, in moderation: Hepatitis a is cleared by the body and does not cause long term liver damage. Once you have it you will not get infected again. Once your liver enzyme ... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Roberts
45 years experience Pediatrics
Pregnant with - tat: Because you used to be very regular, you may have had a very early miscarriage. The trophoblast, which becomes the placenta, died and could no longer ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Guy VanDell
22 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Don't take the test: Don't take the test.
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
Urine Drug Screening: All urine drug testing is getting more sophisticated and sensitive. Cocaine bi-products of metabolism can still be positive up to one month after use ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
Pregnancy tests...: A woman who is late (missing her regular menstrual period) and has a positive pregnancy test is PREGNANT... unless there is a known reason why she cou ... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
You may but : Blood test for actual HCG levels may be more useful and would allow the monitoring of HCG levels over time, increasing vs. Decreasing levels have oppo ... Read More

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