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Will alcohol show up in urine if its not detected in your blood?

Will alcohol show up in urine if its not detected in your blood?

Alcohol: There's a theoretical possibility if you haven't urinated for a while. ...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

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Anyone have experience with urine alcohol tests? Same as blood alcohol?

Anyone have experience with urine alcohol tests? Same as blood alcohol?

No: Blood alcohol tests examined for alcohol. Urine test looks for a metabolite, ethyl glucronide and may be positive for up to five days. ...Read more

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Dealing with Blood in Urine (Checklist)

Rule out infection as a cause with a urinalysis or culture
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Ask your doctor to review your medications in case one is the cause
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Rule out kidney stones with your doctor
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If male, schedule a prostate exam
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Frequent pressing urination (10/day) waiting time <1 min from the moment I am alarmed to go! i don't drink alcohol.Which blood/urine tests to run?

Frequent pressing urination (10/day) waiting time <1 min from the moment I am alarmed to go!  i don't drink alcohol.Which blood/urine tests to run?

Urgency: Urgency for urinating in a male can be prostate related or have other causes. There are exercise men can to to help. Please check w/urologist or natural medicine doc. The very best to you. ...Read more

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Dealing with Blood in Urine (Checklist)

Get urinalysis with a mid-stream catch
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Visit PCP or urologist
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Follow up with urologist
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Note other symptoms, related medical history
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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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Had some alcohol before doctor urine and blood test. Afraid I might lose my new job if he puts in chart?

Had some alcohol before doctor urine and blood test. Afraid I might lose my new job if he puts in chart?

Don't worry: Physicians do not routinely test blood or urine for alcohol, and even if you were drinking underage, the information is privileged. If you were drinking lawfully, who can do anything? ...Read more

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Dealing with Blood in Urine (Checklist)

Go to your PCP have a complete exam urinalysis, a culture sensitivity.
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If all exams are normal, make a habit to drink a lot of water.
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Request regular urine checks to see if the blood in your urine persist
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