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Period Drinking Alcohol
How can I distinguish between possible implantation bleeding and a period? Can drinking alcohol increase the amount of flow during implantation?
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
BCP and ETOH: The effectiveness of birth control pills is not impacted by alcohol but the hormones in the pills can reduce the liver's ability to metabolize ethanol and this leads to higher blood alcohol levels and intensifies the effects of drinking. You should be careful when drinking and probably drink less than when you are off the pills. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Alcohol and gut: Acute alcohol administration results in changes in gonadal hormones that differed by sex. Vassal et al 2012 showed that alcohol-induced suppression of testosterone occurred predominantly in men and increases in Estradiol occurred predominantly in women. It is known circulating levels of testosterone and Estradiol deeply affect adipocyte proliferation, differentiation, and fat mass distribution. ...Read more
I recently quit drinking alcohol and am taking up more exercise. This month my period is brigher and a bit lighter, is this a normal reaction?
Could it be anxiety or alcohol withdrawal after drinking alcohol almost everyday for the past year the anxiety get worse a week before my period!
Alcohol and anxiety: Withdrawal from alcohol manifests with anxiety, alcohol temporarily calms down anxiety, but it makes anxiety much worse on the intermediate and long run. Premenstrually many people experience worsening of emotional symptoms whether anxiety, depression or otherwise. Help is available and effective. Seek help please, good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
29days late 4neg hpt, 1neg blood test was drinking alcohol thought I got my period then it goes away 30min later. Why? Nex morning it still gone
I bled for 2 weeks b4 my period and was even lighter on my period. I get nauseous after eating or drinking alcohol, took a test it was negative.?
U need to see U PCP: For evaluation and he may recommend u to see an obgyn. ...Read more
Does drinking alcohol after taking the morning after pill alter its effectiveness? Is skipping 2 periods on the pill ok?
Drinking alcohol before, or after the pill, or at time is a bad idea. Alcohol is a poison and it never did any body any good ever, so stay away from it. Morning after pill does alter hormone balance may cause to miss two periods. However, do a pregnancy test. If the result is negative repeat the test 4-5 days later unless you get a period by then. Use first morning urine and follow the instructions for the test carefully.
If you do not wish to be pregnant, use contraception all the time, every time. You may consider implanted contraceptive, or IUD.
Practice safe sex if you have sex.
Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more
Can drinking alcohol make you have brown discharge/start your period early? I don't drink, but when I do, I always have brown discharge until my perio
Yes: If that always happens to you as a subject of one when you drink, then you have your answer. ...Read more
How responsive is Bilirubin to Alcohol consumption? Will excessive drinking for one week impact test results during that period?
Depending on the amount of intake, alcohol may induce hepatitis and that would raise bilirubin.
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
Could alcohol consumption cause a temporary decrease in urination in a diabetic? Moderate consumption one evening. Had 5 drinks over a 4 to 5 hour period and became unable to urinate.
See your doctor: Alcohol generally has a diuretic effect, increasing urinary flow, whether you are diabetic or not. However, 5 drinks is unsafe drinking, even in someone without diabetes, and may be enough to cause paralysis of bladder muscles, which may be what happened. Your doctor needs to know about the level of your drinking, which is particularly of concern in diabetic, and you need to cut down/stop. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer