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Doctor insights on: Does Alcohol Show Up On A Thyroid Blood Test

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Dr. Louis Gallia
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Thyroid (Definition)

The thyroid is an endocrine gland that sits in the lower part of the neck. It produces thyroid hormone - which ...Read more


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Can hyper thyroidism or thyroid meds cause a high bac reading in a blood test?

Can hyper thyroidism or thyroid meds cause a high bac reading in a blood test?

Unclear question: What is a "bac reading"? It may help if you spell out your concern. ...Read more

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Can alcohol show up on a blood test if the doctor is not looking for it?

Can alcohol show up on a blood test if the doctor is not looking for it?

No: Routine labs don't check to see if you've been drinking. It would invade your privacy in any case. What happens in your physician's office is between you and him/her -- we're not here to look for what you're doing for fun, but if there's something you want to talk about, that's fine and we can keep your secrets. ...Read more

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I had a beer yesterday evening with dinner, which means if I get the blood test it will have been a day and a half. Will any alcohol show up on my test?

I had a beer yesterday evening with dinner, which means if I get the blood test it will have been a day and a half. Will any alcohol show up on my test?

Depends on the test: Blood testing is actually not the best way to look for drugs, because most are short-acting and the amount of drug in blood is very tiny. Urine is the best body fluid, and saliva is increasingly being used as well. Hair and nail testing will detect some drugs for months. Newer alcohol tests (EtG, EtS, PeTH) can detect alcohol use for several days, if they are using those tests. ...Read more

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If you drink alcohol the day before a blood test will it show up?

It may: Depending on how much alcohol is consumed and which test is performed. Different methods for testing alcohol wi have different sensitivities and different levels of detection. ...Read more

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Will alcohol 24 hrs before a blood test show low hemogoblin levels? Male 23yo 56kg. Not too much protein in diet. Thanks.

Will alcohol 24 hrs before a blood test show low hemogoblin levels? Male 23yo 56kg. Not too much protein in diet. Thanks.

If anemic: If a person is anemic, his hemoglobin test result will be low, regardless of whether he drank alcoholic drinks the day before. Likewise, if he is not anemic, his hemoglobin result will not be low, regardless of the alcoholic drinks he had the day before. ...Read more

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A friend of mine drank alcohol for the first time 2 days ago, and she has a blood test tomorrow. Will anything show up on her blood or urine?

Probably not.: Alcohol has a rapid half-life, meaning the body clears it quickly, provided that she didn't drink a fifth of hard liquor all at once. If she drank responsibly 2 days ago, the alcohol will have been cleared from her system already. ...Read more

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Does alcohol show up in blood test?

Does alcohol show up in blood test?

Depends: If the blood test is to test for alcohol, then yes. If it is for other reasons, no. The alcohol may affect other test results, but unless ordered specifically, the alcohol will not be reported. ...Read more

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I drank alcohol last night. And I have a blood test today what can I do for it not to show in my results?

I drank alcohol last night. And I have a blood test today what can I do for it not to show in my results?

Depends: Entirely depends on how much you drank and how many hours between your blood test and your last drink. You need about 1-1.5 hours to burn off a standard drink. Though most routine screening blood tests do not check for an alcohol level. Unless it is for prior drinking... ...Read more

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If I drink alcohol the night before a routine type 1 diabetic blood test will it show up?

If I drink alcohol the night before a routine type 1 diabetic blood test will it show up?

It might: Alcohol is metabolized by your body as sugar, and so a test for diabetes might be positive, of course depending on how much alcohol was consumed. ...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 an evaluation by hematologist a blood specialist ...Read more

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Last night I had wine and this morning at 10 I had blood test about why my bone crack is not healing fasly. Does alcohol will show in my tests?

Last night I had wine and this morning at 10 I had blood test about why my bone crack is not healing fasly. Does alcohol will show in my tests?

Alcohol in blood: Not unless they test for it. Depends on how much you drank, how often you drink and your body size. ...Read more

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Will alcohol consumption show up in my liver panel blood test results?

Yes: Depending on the amount and chronicity of alcohol intake, there may be elevation of alt, ggt, cdt, and hdl,. ...Read more

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Might a thyroid blood test show hormonal problems?

Possibly: Thyroid produces a hormone so depending on what you are looking for thyroid blood test can show if there is a thyroid hormone problem but other hormones require other tests. ...Read more

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I recently had a thyroid blood test done. It was normal. If I have cancer in my body would it show up with the blood test?

I recently had a thyroid blood test done. It was normal. If I have cancer in my body would it show up with the blood test?

No: A blood test for thyroid function will not reveal cancer, not even thyroid cancer. There are virtually no reliable blood tests for cancer, exceptions being cancers of blood. For good health — Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. 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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Would thyroid issue show in routine blood test? Or should I request something specific?

Would thyroid issue show in routine blood test? Or should I request something specific?

Assessment: Of how well the thyroid works is done with specific blood tests (thyroid function tests). These have to be specifically ordered by your doctor. ...Read more

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Can a person have a thyroid problem and not show on a blood test?

Can a person have a thyroid problem and not show on a blood test?

Yes: Patients can have normal function of the thyroid which is measured by blood test but have an enlarged thyroid or thyroid nodules which are seen with imaging on ultrasound. ...Read more

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What does it mean when your results from a blood test show thyroid level a little low?

What does it mean when your results from a blood test show thyroid level a little low?

Need more info: Results of lab tests need to be interpreted in the context of whole health status. What test did you have and what was the actual result? It would be prudent to discuss the results with the doctor who ordered the tests. ...Read more

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Does blood test for thyroid function show hormone irregularities?

Only thyroid: If the only hormone measured was thyroid, then that is the only hormone abnormality that would be detected. ...Read more

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Taking B12 shots once a week. Makes me sick. Blood test didn't show thyroid problems. Gained 60lbs in a year. Didn't change diet or exercise. No energy.

Taking B12 shots once a week. Makes me sick. Blood test didn't show thyroid problems. Gained 60lbs in a year. Didn't change diet or exercise. No energy.

Why then?: If the B12 shot is making you sick and has done nothing for me, why keep on getting them? You really need to see an internist soon to find out why you are gaining weight and feeling tired. For example, this may be a sign of underlying depression. ...Read more

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I took a blood test for iron levels, thyroid, hemaglobin, and vitmain d. Will THC (weed) show up? And if does will they tell my mom? I'm 16

I took a blood test for iron levels, thyroid, hemaglobin, and vitmain d. Will THC (weed) show up? And if does will they tell my mom? I'm 16

No, and no: Your physician has no interest in determining whether you are smoking weed like many (most?) other kids. Your blood won't be tested and it would be illegal as you haven't consented; drug treatment is also confidential without your folks finding out should you need it. Please don't try any of the other illegal drugs, avoid alcohol ; tobacco, and don't drive if you're stoned. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Could you tell me if someone has thyroid cancer wouldn't the CBC blood test show that something was abnormal?

Cancer: Likely not. The cancer if it spread would likely just affect local structures. Ultrasound is the best method to detect it. Certain lab tests screen for certain types of thyroid cancer. ...Read more

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Can you still have thyroid problems that the basic TSH blood test doesn't show? Is the full TSH blood panel better?

TSH and freeT4: Tsh and free T4 should be able to diagnose most thyroid problems, at least those related to function. Other tests are needed or helpful for other thyroid disorders, such as thyroiditis, cancer, etc. ...Read more

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Blood test shows my immune system is attacking the thyroid hormone, st this point the thyroid is shown to be unharmed. Can this be permanently cured?

Blood test shows my immune system is attacking the thyroid hormone, st this point the thyroid is shown to be unharmed. Can this be permanently cured?

Endocrinologist: You have what is called autoimmune thyroid disease. You need to be evaluated by an endocrinologist, who specializes in hormonal diseases, to better understand your diagnosis and determine if therapy is warranted. ...Read more

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Scanty periods for last three months means every day noticing blood brown, black,red for three months kindly help my blood test shows thyroid n testoste?

Scanty periods for last three months means every day noticing blood brown, black,red for three months kindly help my blood test shows thyroid n testoste?

Need test results: I need to know your test results for testosterone and thyroid tests, if they were done. You can reformulate the question with the results if you have them. Thyroid disease is known to cause menstrual cycle irregularities. ...Read more