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Drinking Water Before Fasting Blood Test
Will drinking water with added electrolytes(smart water) effect a blood test that's being done to check thyroid levels. Told to fast before test.
Fasting Blood Test: Yes, you can drink water and eat no food for your test. ...Read more
Yes: Plan water no lemon or additives can be taken before a fasting blood test. ...Read more
No problem: Yes, it is ok to drink a little water if thirsty. ...Read more
Water: Surely if you drink loads of water you will have lots of water to urinate! I doubt it will have much/if any reason to think it would have a lower blood level. Please let me know what your doctor thinks. ...Read more
I did blood test and creatine kinase was very high, i think more than 1000. I am going to the gym 4,5 days a week. Should i drink more water or?
For two weeks I haven't felt hunger or thirst but I drink water and eat once a day anyway. My doctor does not know what it is. I took blood test today?
Watch this: Relax, Fred. This is fairly common and means nothing. You can reassure yourself about your physical health by going a day or so just drinking water; you'll get hungry. I suspect there's something going on in your life that may be making you sad; if you start having a sleep disturbance or sad moods, this may be dysthymia / depression for which early treatment's important. ...Read more
Doc said i had ketonuria and in my blood test i had low potasium i eat normally and drink water so why is that?Doctor said i need urine test again
This is serious: Anyone can have +1 ketones in the urine from missing a meal, but more is worrisome. Please repeat. Low blood potassium reflects illness rather than habits or lifestyle. I am trusting you are not taking any medications that might cause this. A good history and phyiscal exam is next, and likely some checks of hormones and renal concentrating ability / tubular function. ...Read more
3 blood tests ok. Always thirsty/drinking water yet urine suggests i'm still dehydrated. Never used to drink much. Barely sweat and no excessive urine?
NO: It will change the results. Fasting means fasting. Rinse your mouth out if you're dry. ...Read more
No: You should limit yourself to water and any prescribe medications. ...Read more
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