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I have never had a problem drinking alcohol. I find myself getting sick from 1 drink all the sudden. Could it be early pregnancy?

I have never had a problem drinking alcohol. I find myself getting sick from 1 drink all the sudden. Could it be early pregnancy?

Not quite: If concerned about pregnancy do test after missing period. You may avoid alcohol or rephrase question about what adverse effects you get from alcohol. ...Read more

Dr. Gregg Albers
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Alcohol Consumption (Definition)

Alcohol is available in many beverages, from beer and wine to the more potent distilled spirits, such as gin, rye, and whiskey. There appear to be at least small health benefits of small amounts of alcohol use (fewer than five drinks per week), especially of red wine Excessive alcohol use can lead to addiction and severe social and physical complications. Excess long term alcohol use is the most common cause of cirrhosis of the ...Read more


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Bleeding after drinking alcohol during pregnancy?

Bleeding after drinking alcohol during pregnancy?

Bleeding: Depends on where you are bleeding from. Some people get alcoholic gastritis and bleed from their stomachs, etc. If you mean bleeding from vagina, please see your ob-gyn physician. Also, please don't drink alcohol at all when pregnant. This compromises your baby's development, and is not fair to him or her. ...Read more

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Drinking alcohol can cause negative result in pregnancy test?

Drinking alcohol can cause negative result in pregnancy test?

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 development. ...Read more

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Could drinking alcohol affect the results of a pregnancy test?

Could drinking alcohol affect the results of a pregnancy test?

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 alcohol entirely. Alcohol intake during pregnancy is the commonest avoidable cause of mental retardation in the newborn. ...Read more

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Can a pregnancy test still give you a right result after drinking alcohol?

Can a pregnancy test still give you a right result after drinking alcohol?

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 your doctor for taking pre-natal vitamins. Alcohol intake during pregnancy is the commonest preventable cause of mental retardation in a baby. ...Read more

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If i drank alcohol before knowing i was pregnant would my torso feel sort of bruised the day after in reaction to drinking alcohol in early pregnancy?

If i drank alcohol before knowing i was pregnant would my torso  feel sort of bruised the day after in reaction to drinking alcohol in early pregnancy?

I have no clue: And don't quite understand what you mean about "torso feeling bruised." what risks there are to your unborn baby are probably relatively small, but that depends on how much drinking you were doing and how often. Your obstetrics provider can do a variety of tests to look at the baby's health, but this would be usually done somewhat later in the pregnancy. Your doctor should evaluate your pain. ...Read more

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What is a heart disease that can be caused from drinking alcohol during pregnancy?

What is a heart disease that can be caused from drinking alcohol during pregnancy?

Cardiomyopoathy: Sometimes, during or after pregnancy a pateint may develop a weak heart otherwise known as a cardiomyopathy. Excessive alcohol may help contribute to that. This can be diagnosed with an echocardiogram. ...Read more

Dr. Abraham Jaskiel
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more