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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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Stoped drinking alcohol. But I still pee 20 times a day and can't hold it no STD no UTI urine test good what the heck is wrong with me?

Stoped drinking alcohol. But I still pee 20 times a day and can't hold it no STD no UTI urine test good what the heck is wrong with me?

Diabetes??: Polyuria- (excessive urination), along with polydipsia (excessive thirst) and polyphagia (excessive hunger) are suspicious symptoms for diabetes, I would suggest a medical blood chemistry panel.... ...Read more

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Will drinking alcohol the night before I start a 24hr cortisol test affect it in any way? Or should I wait to do it the next day?

Will drinking alcohol the night before I start a 24hr cortisol test affect it in any way? Or should I wait to do it the next day?

Yes, it will affect: The results of the test, and you should not use it within several days before the test. Also, if you are drinking alcohol regularly, it could influence the condition your doctor is looking for, whether its overproduction of cortisol (Cushing's syndrome) or depression. Make sure you doctor knows exactly how much you are drinking, and how often. ...Read more

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I'm on felony dwi probation. Took drug and alcohol urine test last month, they said I failed for alcohol. I 100% didn't drink! Now I'm probably going to be revoked and go to jail. What can I do about this? There is no way I should have failed it. How accurate a

I'm on felony dwi probation. Took drug and alcohol urine test last month, they said I failed for alcohol. I 100% didn't drink! Now I'm probably going to be revoked and go to jail. What can I do about this? There is no way I should have failed it. How accurate a

Depends on test: If the test they did was a urine ethyl glucuronide (etg) or ethyl sulfide (es), the federal government (samhsa) has said this particular test is too sensitive to things like breathing in the fumes of skin sanitizers like purell or alcohol in mouthwashes. They state that it should not be used for forensic (legal) purposes. If you don't have a lawyer, get one. ...Read more

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What are my chance of passing an alcohol etg urine test after one night of drinking heavily. It's has been 72 hrs since I consumed any liquor.

What are my chance of passing an alcohol etg urine test after one night of drinking heavily. It's has been 72 hrs since I consumed any liquor.

100% unless...: The typical urine tox screens are only + if someone is acutely intoxicated. It takes the healthy liver one hour to metabolize 1 standard drink (1 standard drink = 5 oz wine or 12 oz beer). There are a couple more tests, however, which can detect alcohol up to 5-7 days (Urine ethyl glucuronide test) and up to 30 days (Serum phosphatidylethanol test) after consumption. ...Read more

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I have henoch schonlein purpura & I'm going to get a 24 hr urine test for protein on Sunday. If I drink alcohol on friday will it show up on the test?

I have henoch schonlein purpura & I'm going to get a 24 hr urine test for protein on Sunday. If I drink alcohol on friday will it show up on the test?

No: 24 hour urine collection for protein excretion will quantify how much protein you are spilling in the urine, it will not mention anything about alcohol, unless your doctor specifically orders that test. Toxicology testing is totally different than protein determination and are not linked. ...Read more

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Could I have cushings syndrome even if my cortisol urine test was negative?

Could I have cushings syndrome even if my cortisol urine test was negative?

Very unlikely: A 24 hr urine cortisol in the normal range essentially rules out cushing's syndrome. ...Read more

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The doctor found protein in my urine. Could this be from drinking alcohol the night before?

The doctor found protein in my urine. Could this be from drinking alcohol the night before?

No: Alcohol usually doesn't cause protein in the urine. This is caused by diseases such as high blood pressure, diabetes, medications, toxins, immune disorders or infections affecting the kidneys. You should discuss the findings w/ your doctor to see what further studies you need. ...Read more

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My husband is an excessive drinker he had bright red blood in his urine this morning after drinking alcohol he has been having right side pain & abd?

My husband is an excessive drinker he had bright red blood in his urine this morning after drinking alcohol he has been having right side pain & abd?

Blood in Urine: You are a Caring wife!
I understand your concern.
It is possible that falling down under influence of Alcohol may have caused trauma to some part of urinary system-Kidney, Ureter, Bladder or Urethra.
It can also be due to infection, Kidney or Bladder stone.
Please take him to E.R. have all necessary Urine analysis, Blood tests, Radiological studies and Consultations for Diagnosis and Treatment. ...Read more

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Can drinking alcohol cause blood in urine?

Can drinking alcohol cause blood in urine?

No: I do not think that drinking alcohol cause hematuria. But hematuria needs evaluation to find out the cause. You need to see doctor for evaluaton of this hematuria. ...Read more

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Does drinking alcohol cause blood in urine?

Not usually: There is likely another explanation for blood in your urine and it is likely not due to drinking alcohol. See your doctor and have this checked out. ...Read more

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What is the relationship between anti-diuretic hormone, urine volume and drinking alcohol?

What is the relationship between anti-diuretic hormone, urine volume and drinking alcohol?

Direct relationship: Antidiuretic hormone is a hormone secreted by pitutary gland in the brain which increase water absorption from kidney tubules resulting in decrease urine volume. Alcohol inhibits ADH (vasopressin) resulting in increased urinary production. ...Read more

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How long before a ua test do you have to stop drinking alcohol?

Ethyl glucoronide: A metabolite of alcohol can be detected for up to 80 hours or five days, after the last drink. ...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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How long should I stop drinking alcohol before I do a blood test to test?

How long should I stop drinking alcohol before I do a blood test to test?

Unknown: Although most alcohol is metabolized at an average rate of 1oz of alcohol per hour it depends on how much and when you last drank. ...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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Could routine blood test results affected by drinking alcohol the night before?

Yes: Drinking the night before will affect liver enzyme levels and depending on the amount dehydration induced, can affect other lab results too. ...Read more

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Hi. Can drinking alcohol around 48-72 hrs before a blood test show low white blood count only by 0.5. Thanks.?

Hi. Can drinking alcohol around 48-72 hrs before a blood test show low white blood count only by 0.5. Thanks.?

No: A significantly low white count would not be expected a day or two after drinking alcohol. Prolonged heavy drinking for years can cause an effect on the bone marrow and lower the white count. Is significantly low white count needs a evaluation by hematologist a blood specialist ...Read more

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Will drinking alcohol affect blood test results?

Will drinking alcohol affect blood test results?

Yes for some tests: Also it will depend on for what length of time and how much you are drinking. A blood alcohol level will show alcohol content of blood recently consumed. But a complete blood count will have indicators of changes in red blood cells as a result of chronic alcohol use. Chronic alcohol use: ggt, liver function tests, vitamin b12, folic acid, thiamine levels can be affected. ...Read more

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I stopped drinking a couple of months ago got to have a hair strand test will it show up previous alcohol consumption?

Alcohol and hair: Http://www. Soht. Org/pdf/proposal+for+alcohol+markers+_rome+and+sevilla_.pdf

this is the latest recommendation from the hair experts. ...Read more

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If someone was drinking alcohol every other day over limit, would liver blood tests usually be abnormal if some sort of damage is occurring?

If someone was drinking alcohol every other day over limit, would liver blood tests usually be abnormal if some sort of damage is occurring?

Over limit??: Which limit is that. The safe limit for drinking in men is no more than 2 standard drinks (2 12 oz. Beers, 2 5 oz. Wineglasses of standard wine, 3 oz 80 proof spirits) per day, no more than 14 per week, and no more than 4 on any one occasion. Even at that level, some people will get liver inflammation. Liver enzymes (ALT, AST) are very sensitive to inflammation and will generally be elevated. ...Read more

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How long after drinking alcohol should I wait before having CBC/platlet blood test? Can having a few drinks 3 nights before blood test skew results??

How long after drinking alcohol should I wait before having CBC/platlet blood test? Can having a few drinks 3 nights before blood test skew results??

No alcohol: Alcohol is a poison that never did anybody any good, ever, so stay away from it. It may or may not affect your lab results, but I can say for certain that it will not do you any good.
Wish you 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, if you have sex. ...Read more

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I was drinking alcohol and did about a gram of cocaine 11.5 days prior to taking a “escreen” drug test. The last time I used cocaine before that was 17 days prior to that. I also took a few hits of marijuana 23 days before the drug test. Will I Pass?

I was drinking alcohol and did about a gram of cocaine 11.5 days prior to taking a “escreen” drug test. The last time I used cocaine before that was 17 days prior to that. I also took a few hits of marijuana 23 days before the drug test. Will I Pass?

Get your head: Examined!
You are likely to pass the test, but you are ruining your health by taking these street drugs.
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, if you have sex. ...Read more

Urine (Definition)

Urine is the product of the kidneys, which is produced to eliminate the waste products of metabolism, manage body fluid balance, &maintain acid-base balance. The blood is first filtered by the kidneys, and the composition of the resulting fluid is then altered depending on the body's needs. It is composed of mostly water, and breakdown products from blood cells impart ...Read more