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Drinking alcohol can cause negative result in pregnancy test?

Drinking alcohol can cause negative result in pregnancy test?

No, it does not: Drinking alcohol will not affect the results of a pregnancy test. If you are pregnant, though, your drinking alcohol can affect your baby's development. ...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 a pregnancy test still give you a right result after drinking alcohol?

Can a pregnancy test still give you a right result after drinking alcohol?

Blood test/No booze!: A blood test is accurate and is not likely to be affected by alcohol intake. However, if you could get pregnant, do not drink alcohol at all and see your doctor for taking pre-natal vitamins. Alcohol intake during pregnancy is the commonest preventable cause of mental retardation in a baby. ...Read more

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Please tell me can drinking alcohol while pregnant not harm the baby at all?

Please tell me can drinking alcohol while pregnant not harm the baby at all?

Yes, it's possible: but NOT RECOMMENDED to consume any alcohol at all while pregnant. The risks of having a fetal alcohol spectrum disorder-affected child, even in the heaviest of drinkers, is about 20-30%, so even heavy drinkers may have babies who appear unaffected. In those who have very occasional alcohol during pregnancy, there isn't much evidence of harm, but if you are willing to risk your baby's health,DON'T ...Read more

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I have never had a problem drinking alcohol. I find myself getting sick from 1 drink all the sudden. Could it be early pregnancy?

I have never had a problem drinking alcohol. I find myself getting sick from 1 drink all the sudden. Could it be early pregnancy?

Not quite: If concerned about pregnancy do test after missing period. You may avoid alcohol or rephrase question about what adverse effects you get from alcohol. ...Read more

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Bleeding after drinking alcohol during pregnancy?

Bleeding after drinking alcohol during pregnancy?

Bleeding: Depends on where you are bleeding from. Some people get alcoholic gastritis and bleed from their stomachs, etc. If you mean bleeding from vagina, please see your ob-gyn physician. Also, please don't drink alcohol at all when pregnant. This compromises your baby's development, and is not fair to him or her. ...Read more

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Could drinking alcohol affect the results of a pregnancy test?

Could drinking alcohol affect the results of a pregnancy test?

May: Alcohol is a diuretic and may dilute the urine enough to alter the results of a test. If you are planning to be pregnant, you should abstain from alcohol entirely. Alcohol intake during pregnancy is the commonest avoidable cause of mental retardation in the newborn. ...Read more

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If you take 20mg citalopram and didn no you were pregnant and had a night out drinking alcohol would it be harmful ?

Pregnancy: While alcohol has been associated with certain birth defects and syndromes, there is not a correlation with a certain number of drinks and these effects. Citalopram is not known whether it really has an effect or not. At this point all you can do is don't drink anymore and see your ob/gyn. And congrats! :). ...Read more

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Can there be any scientific proof between pregnant women drinking alcohol and having alcoholic children?

Can there be any scientific proof between pregnant women drinking alcohol and having alcoholic children?

Maybe: Antenatal alcohol exposure can lead to a developmentally delayed or disabled child. Alcohol can cause fetal alcohol syndrome, which can injure many organ systems & may affect the person for a lifetime. Antenatal alcohol exposure increases risk for adhd, & other neurologic conditions that predispose to alcoholism in later life. Doctors rightly advise against alcohol consumption during pregnancy. ...Read more

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Hello Dr, Im 2 weeks delayed. but negative pregnacy test. lately Im so stress and always drinking alcohol. is there any possibilities that im pregnant?

Hello Dr, Im 2 weeks delayed. but negative pregnacy test. lately Im so stress and always drinking alcohol. is there any possibilities that im pregnant?

You tell me: if you have had unprotected sex in the last several weeks, then you could be pregnant, and even if you used birth control, most of them (with the exception of depoprovera and several kinds of IUD) have failure rates between 1-3% or so, sometimes higher if they are not properly used (like condoms). Unless you are certain you would not carry a pregnancy to term, STOP DRINKING.Repeat the test/see OB. ...Read more

Dr. Shari Jackson
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more