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I just tested +for etg on a ua; I havent had any alcohol. I have a bad bladder infection and my UA showed very high ketones. Can this cause a false +?

I just tested +for etg on a ua;  I havent had any alcohol. I have a bad bladder infection and my UA showed very high ketones. Can this cause a false +?

See below: Ethyl glucuronide (EtG) test is very sensitive and specific test and a strong indicator of alcohol ingestion within the previous 3-5 days. UTI or high ketones will not cause a false positive EtG. Unintentional exposure from certain OTC medications, personal hygiene products (e.g. mouthwash, hand sanitizers) or foods prepared or flavored with alcohol can cause a "low level" positive test. ...Read more

Bladder (Definition)

The bladder is a muscular organ in the pelvis that accepts urine from the kidneys, stores the urine at low pressure, & expels the urine during voluntary voiding. Though seemingly a simple reservoir, the bladder is a complex organ intricately connected with the brain and spinal cord with sensory, motor, and autonomic circuits. The muscular layer that contracts during voids ...Read more


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Can u get a bladder infection from alcohol?

Can u get a bladder infection from alcohol?

No: Alcohol is mostly metabolized in the liver, and very little free alcohol is excreted in urine. Alcohol can cause irritation of the bladder wall, which can cause symptoms similar to a bladder infection, but would require ingestion of very large amounts of alcohol in an individual whose liver was not working properly. Alcohol may lead to sexual contact which can lead to infection. ...Read more

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What could cause my reoccuring bladder infection?

What could cause my reoccuring bladder infection?

Several items: There a variety of reasons for recurrent bladder infections. Douching, spermicidal ointments (on condoms), bubble baths and stones are just a few. ...Read more

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What can cause bladder infections in teenage boys?

What can cause bladder infections in teenage boys?

Bladder infection : bladder infection in teenagers is unusual unless there is a history of kidney reflux causing repeated infections and scaring of kidneys or bladder. Teenagers who are sexually active can have sexually transmitted diseases that looks and acts like bladder infections ...Read more

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What causes rid of a bladder infection?

What causes rid of a bladder infection?

Script antitibiotics: From your dr. In meantime drink lots of water & urinate every 1 - 2 hours during the day & once or twice at night. ...Read more

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Can rough sex cause a bladder infection?

Can rough sex cause a bladder infection?

Intercourse whether: Rogh or not can push vaginal bacteria up heh urethra and cause uti, u want to urinate right after intercourse to try to flush any bacteria out of the urethra and sex does not have to be rough to be enjoyable. ...Read more

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Can it be that a bladder infection cause lower right side pain?

Can it be that a bladder infection cause lower right side pain?

Pain in lower middle: Usually bladder infection will cause pain during urination associated with frequency of urination, urgency and sometimes blood in urine.It can cause pain or discomfort in middle of lower abdomen and rarely may cause some discomfort or pain on right side especially if the infection is also in the kidneys/ureters. ...Read more

Dr. Payam Mehranpour
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Infection (Definition)

Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more


Dr. William Harris
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Bladder Infection (Definition)

Cystitis is a condition where there is an inflammation or infection of the bladder. It is commonly caused by a urinary tract infection, and is often associated with pain during urination or sexual intercourse, ...Read more