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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

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