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How can I distinguish between possible implantation bleeding and a period? Can drinking alcohol increase the amount of flow during implantation?

How can I distinguish between possible implantation bleeding and a period? Can drinking alcohol increase the amount of flow during implantation?

Forget 'implantation: 'implantation bleeding' is all the rage on the internet now, it's very over-rated in importance. It's not that common to see and is usually not 'implantation' but breakthrough bleeding. Alcohol has nothing to do with either. ...Read more

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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Can I take period control pills after drinking alcohol?

Can I take period control pills after drinking alcohol?

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 more

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Can drinking alcohol cause a heavier period?

Can drinking alcohol cause a heavier period?

Thinning blood: Alcohol can thin the blood and could theoretically cause a heavier period and increased blood loss. ...Read more

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Is drinking alcohol while on period bad?

Is drinking alcohol while on period bad?

It is if you have: Excessive bloating, cramps or other problematic symptoms during your period. Avoid caffeine, chocolate, alcohol ; salt. ...Read more

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Can you lose love handles when you stopped drinking alcohol after a period of time?

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

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Will drinking alcohol affect the flow of my period?

Will drinking alcohol affect the flow of my period?

Not likely: A small amount of alcohol should not affect your periods. However, excessive alcohol can possible lead to disruptive cycles. ...Read more

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Could drinking alcohol stop my period to have sex?

Could drinking alcohol stop my period to have sex?

Drinking and sex: It's unclear what you're asking ; if you drink a lot it could decrease your sexual desire. Also if you're a heavy drinker it could interfere with your menstruation -your period forvarious reasons. ...Read more

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Does drinking alcohol delay your period? My period is 4 days late

No: It shouldn't affect your period unless you drink too much and forget your birth control. ...Read more

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Can I get nerve damage from drinking alcohol over a long period of time?

Lots of "it depends": Lots of "it depends..." when trying to answer your questions. (how much? How long? Etc.)

but the short answer is, absolutely yes. Alcohol is a poison to your nervous system. ...Read more

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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 more

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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

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

Not sure: It sounds like it's time to visit with a gynecologist to discuss your periods. Drinking alcohol and bleeding was just a coincidence. But, if you haven't had a period in 2 months you need to visit with your doctor to discuss options for treatments and explanations. ...Read more

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Does drinking alcohol after taking the morning after pill alter its effectiveness? Is skipping 2 periods on the pill ok?

Does drinking alcohol after taking the morning after pill alter its effectiveness? Is skipping 2 periods on the pill ok?

Pregnancy test: 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

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How responsive is Bilirubin to Alcohol consumption? Will excessive drinking for one week impact test results during that period?

How responsive is Bilirubin to Alcohol consumption? Will excessive drinking for one week impact test results during that period?

Depends: 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

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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.

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 more

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