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ETG test - What personal care product ingredients need to be avoided so as to avoid incidental exposure to alcohol or its breakdown products?

ETG test - What personal care product ingredients need to be avoided so as to avoid incidental exposure to alcohol or its breakdown products?

Read labels: There are many products with alcohol and you ought read labels of any thing you use or eat. Some items are:
Hand gels, cough syrup, fragrances, and mouth wash. ...Read more

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Lft test came back "satisfactory"...Still concerned due to excessive alcohol over the years. What are result levels ie. Good, satisfactory, bad etc?

Lft test came back "satisfactory"...Still concerned due to excessive alcohol over the years. What are result levels ie. Good, satisfactory, bad etc?

Normal LFT's = good: High lft's imply inflammation of liver--due to viral infection (cytomegalovirus, epstein-barr virus, a, b, c, d, etc), familial diseases (hemochromatosis, wilson's, alpha-1-antitrypsin deficiency, etc), infiltrative disease (steatohepatitis from fatty liver, granulomatous hepatitis, foreign body reaction), toxic (alcoholic, tylenol), ischemic, congestive, pregnancy-related, etc. Cause determines fix. ...Read more

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DHEA-can it cause a +etg alcohol result?

No: But lots of other things can, including mouthwash and alcohol in liquid medications. Recently, it has been found that nurses who were using skin sanitizer, which is 63% alcohol, and rubbing their hands close to their face, were inhaling the vapor and this was enough to give them low positive EtG and EtS tests. ...Read more

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Can I take triptans with alcohol? And Can I take triptans for migrai. Nes as a result of hangover?

Can I take triptans with alcohol? And Can I take triptans for migrai. Nes as a result of hangover?

No alcohol: Alcohol is a poison and it never did anybody any good, ever. So stay away from it. It is doubly bad to mix alcohol and medications.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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Have to say love good food and alcohol too, I'm well nourished by my blood test and love my booze too, I got abnormal lived result, not good sober 24/7?

Liver result: Hi there,

You need to send us the liver results. We can tell from the pattern of ggt to alt/ast whether the culprit is alchohol, your gallbladder, your liver etc. The culprit is not always alcohol. Lipids are also a huge concern, as are drugs and autoimmune diseases amongst others. Please arrange a consult/appt with us and we can be more specefic as to why the liver result is abnormal. ...Read more

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Drinking alcohol a day before analysis, does it affects the result?

Drinking alcohol a day before analysis, does it affects the result?

What kind analysis?: If you are talking about psychoanalysis, it might have some impact if you drink enough to still be intoxicated the next day, or if you are "hung over." if you mean a urinalysis, it may show up if they are testing for alcohol, or alcohol metabolites (ethyl glucuronide or ethyl sulfide). ...Read more

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What is the longest amount of time that blood or urine will show a positive result for consuming alcohol. I've heard it could be up to 22 days?

What is the longest amount of time that blood or urine will show a positive result for consuming alcohol. I've heard it could be up to 22 days?

Depends: There are a number of different blood tests for detecting alcohol use. Namely, blood alcohol level, urine ETG test, CDT and HAA blood tests. In a person with chronic alcohol use the last two tests may be positive for weeks. ...Read more

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How do I disinfect a phone charger (ac adapter)? I can't wash it. Is there any way without using alcohol? Can using alcohol result in an explosion?

How do I disinfect a phone charger (ac adapter)? I can't wash it. Is there any way without using alcohol? Can using alcohol result in an explosion?

Antiseptic: You must dry off any antiseptic after cleaning. Certainly use (OTC) antiseptic wipes on the adapter and then carefully dry with a tissue. Never put a wet alcohol substance into an electrical current. Dry...is key. ...Read more

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My son is almost 16 yrs old...I don't have any idea if he drinks alcohol yet...he has an SGPT result of 305 U/L...can you help me interpret the result?

My son is almost 16 yrs old...I don't have any idea if he drinks alcohol yet...he has an SGPT result of 305 U/L...can you help me interpret the result?

Blood test: The blood test is abnormal. This could be due to chronic liver disease due to years of alcohol use, but there are other non liver reasons too. Talk to your doctor. Could be many other things besides alcohol. Needs evaluation. ...Read more

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How to reduce sugar in blood. Fasting result was 142 (70-110). No previous symptoms or family history. Alcohol effect? Can I control it without medicine

How to reduce sugar in blood. Fasting result was 142 (70-110). No previous symptoms or family history. Alcohol effect? Can I control it without medicine

Positive Glucose Tes: Fasting blood glucose of >126 is concerning for diabetes (dm) and should be confirmed by another test. A hemoglobin a1c can tell you the glucose level over 3 months. Early symptoms of dm are fatigue, increased thirst and large volume urination. Alcohol contains a large amount if sugar and should be avoided. Follow the mediterranean diet and see your doctor! ...Read more

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Can drinking alcohol before a semen analysis affect the result?

Can drinking alcohol before a semen analysis affect the result?

Long term use: Semen analysis tests are better indicators of health 2-3 months before the test. The sperm development cycle is 75 days, so an insult like alcohol usually shows up later. Sometimes we see effects sooner too. Alcohol is a sperm toxin in my experience but the effect is unpredictable (think alcoholics with kids). Many men who stop all alcohol have improved sperm and then pregnancy. Moderation good. ...Read more

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Can Abilify (aripiprazole) and alcohol result in having seizures?

Can Abilify (aripiprazole) and alcohol result in having seizures?

Yes and no: Abilify (aripiprazole) can cause seizures (a rare, serious side effect).
Alcohol withdrawal can cause seizures.
Abilify (aripiprazole) is an antipsychotic. Typically, these two substances should not be taken with alcohol as they can lead to severe nervous system depression. If this is a problem, you should share this with your doctor and devise a plan. ...Read more

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Do health consequences result from excessive alcohol consumption on the liver? If so, what are they?

Do health consequences result from excessive alcohol consumption on the liver? If so, what are they?

Several. . .: Alcohol can cause several forms of liver injury. (1) alcoholic steatohepatitis - "fatty hepatitis" in which the liver cells are injury and balloon up with fat. (2) alcoholic hepatitis - a severe form of hepatitis (inflammation) triggered by alcohol which can be fatal in up to 50% of cases. (3) alcoholic cirrhosis - chronic ongoing injury which leads to cirrhosis and potentially liver cancer. ...Read more

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How long does a urine alcohol test result take to come back from the lab?

How long does a urine alcohol test result take to come back from the lab?

Depends: The test itself can be done in less than one day. However the lab may not run the test everyday and there may be delays in transport of the specimen to the lab and in reporting the results. In general your doctor should get the results in 2-5 days. ...Read more

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How much alcohol consumption will cause an "enlarged blood cell) test result?

How much alcohol consumption will cause an "enlarged blood cell) test result?

Macrocytosis: Or large red blood cells, can be caused by excessive alcohol intake, even with normal levels of folic acid and B12. The mechanism whereby alcohol ingestion causes macrocytosis is unknown, but is though to be due to alcohol byproducts like acetaldehyde. The equivalent of 1 bottle of wine per day for 6 or more months can cause. Reverses after cessation of alcohol usually. ...Read more

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If I had one beer at about 8pm and a urinalysis the next day at 1pm, with 2 urinations in between, will the result come back positive for alcohol?

If I had one beer at about 8pm and a urinalysis the next day at 1pm, with 2 urinations in between, will the result come back positive for alcohol?

Depends on test.: There will be no alcohol in the urine but there will be Ethyl glucuronide.
Alcohol test is for testing active drinking or being drunk.
Ethyl glucuronide is for folks who are monitored for alcohol abuse. It is positive for days. ...Read more

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Result for my enlarge liver bilirubin direct. 36 and indirect 1.05 and gamma GT is 93 and remain test in range so what is the problem and no alcohol?

Result for my enlarge liver bilirubin direct. 36 and indirect 1.05 and gamma GT is 93 and remain test in range so what is the problem and no alcohol?

Cholestasis?: Thanks for clarifying. Something may be slowing the flow of bile in your liver; your direct bilirubin and GGT are just a bit high. If you're not taking any medications and your imaging studies aren't remarkable, you might be asked simply to watch this; it may simply be you. Or your physician may refer or work you up. This isn't suggestive of alcohol in the first place. ...Read more

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Will drinking alcohol before a male fertility test affect the result?

Not usually: I suppose a major binge might have an effect, but light alcohol use probably not. ...Read more

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Does drinking alcohol before taking a male fertility test change the result?

Does drinking alcohol before taking a male fertility test change the result?

Maybe: Only if the man is binge drinking. One study from brazil reports that drinking greater than five drinks at one setting once a week or more frequently can impair sperm quality. ...Read more

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Do health consequences result from drinking alcohol when having hepatitis c? If so, what are they?

Worsening function..: Your liver function will decline more rapidly and can result in advancing cirrhosis. Best to avoid it. ...Read more

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I'm always depressed when sober actually extremely depressed and dysfunctional could it be the result of lots of alcohol abuse?

I'm always depressed when sober actually extremely depressed and dysfunctional could it be the result of lots of alcohol abuse?

Alcohol: Is a depressant. The aftermath of a bout of drinking has physical and psychological effects. Please try to catch this problem early on or it can ruin your relationships. Self-esteem, job, and life. So glad to see that you are thinking in this way. Consider a 12 step program. Be careful not to make excuses w/yourself or minimize the danger. See mental health pro to help w/depression. Peace. ...Read more

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I developed red, itchy patches on my eyes 4 mos. Ago. As a result I cut out grains, dairy, legumes, sugar and alcohol. It healed. What could this be?

I developed red, itchy patches on my eyes 4 mos. Ago. As a result I cut out grains, dairy, legumes, sugar and alcohol. It healed. What could this be?

Allergy/intolerance: Good job giving up these food items. Many people do better without them. You are best served by avoiding them the rest of your life. ...Read more

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Do health consequences result from mixing bipolar medication and drinking alcohol constantly? If so, what happens?

Do health consequences result from mixing bipolar medication and drinking alcohol constantly? If so, what happens?

Unstable mood & more: If you're bipolar, mixing your medications with alcohol is like pouring gasoline on a fire. You can destabilize your sleep cycle and mood. You can over sedate yourself at times. You can expose yourself to danger when intoxicated. Please discuss this with your own doctor, who knows your particular history, medications, and risks better than we can on healthtap. ...Read more

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I had got blood test recently and result of sgot is 92.70 and sgpt 125.70. Normally I take alcohol in tree days a week. My body wght is 106 kg age 38?

I had got blood test recently and result of sgot is 92.70 and sgpt 125.70. Normally I take alcohol in tree days a week. My body wght is 106 kg age 38?

Go see your doctor: When discussing lab tests, it's imperative to mention reference range since different labs use different methodologies to measure different chemicals, resulting in different reference ranges. What is a normal number in one might be an abnormal number in another. Given that you drink 3d/wk, if your SGOT & SGPT are high, then stop drinking & repeat your tests. If still elevated, then get further eva. ...Read more