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Why Six Weeks No Alcohol Before A Liver Test
If your liver GGT is elevated twice in a row within 3 months apart and don't consume alcohol, should i be concerned? Any follow up tests necessary?
Need more info: What were your GGT levels? Did the level increase between two readings? What medications do you take? Have you been tested for Hepatitis C? What are the results of other liver function tests? It would be prudent to discuss the matter with the doctor who ordered the tests. ...Read more
This organ plays a major role in metabolism and has a number of functions in the body, including glycogen storage, decomposition of red blood cells, plasma protein synthesis, hormone production, and detoxification. It lies below the diaphragm in the abdominal-pelvic region of the abdomen. It produces bile, an alkaline compound which aids in digestion via the emulsification of ...Read more
Is it ok to have 1 alcoholic drink a week before ur expected period (waiting to test for pregnancy)? TTC and waiting to test next week.
Alcohol/pregnancy: There is no definitive proof that one alcoholic beverage will cause birth defects. But to optimize your chances for a healthy baby, it is best to avoid alcohol, drugs, excessive caffeine, and meds except for those which are absolutely necessary. Eat a healthy diet, take prenatal vitamins, and exercise 30 minutes 5 days per week. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Had liver blood test before taking fluconazole 200mg for 1 week. After completing should I take another liver blood test.
No: No, that should not be necessary if you're done with treatment. ...Read more
Too much alcohol: I'm glad that your liver tests are okay but that's not the point. If anything--liver, stomach, head etc.--hurts after a night of drinking, your body's saying, "YOU'RE DRINKING TOO MUCH, DUDE!" The pain might not be coming from your liver, but you need your liver in order to live. Please take good care of it. It's the only one you have. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Did glucose tolerance test today i know blood should be drawn 1hr after drinking she wait about 1hr 15 min before taking my blood is that okay?
Check w/your doctor: They may want you to repeat the test, but it depends upon the results. ...Read more
I drank 26oz of vodka three days prior to a liver functions test, should I expect my results to be abnormal?
Last normal period was in 11/13. No b. C. For months before that. Hcg test was negative, TSH and CBC normal. What's should I do next?
After taking 10 x 10mg over the course of 3 days with no prior use, how long do u think it would be before it is undetectable in a urine test. thanks!
Of what?: 10 x 10 mg of what? That would be pretty crucial information in order for anyone to give you a useful answer. But whatever it was, it appears it may have impaired your ability to write a meaningful question ;) ...Read more
Drinking fifth a day for tree weeks. I know its not advised but would withdrawl symptoms be severe after three weeks? history of cirrhosis and alcohol
Withdrawals: With a history of cirrhosis and that much recent alcohol ingestion, you are right in being worried that alcohol withdrawals could be difficult. It is obvious that you need to stop, of course. However, I would speak with your doctor ASAP about how to do that. Good for you for reaching out for help. Important for you to follow through now. ...Read more
Between liver tests for ALT and ast, how many weeks should I wait after giving up alcohol to see if the liver has healed. Is 2 weeks enough?
Highly variable: This depends upon the extent of damage to your liver, the duration of your alcoholism and the underlying state of your liver to begin with. On top of that, if you are going to be using the alt and ast values improving as a reason to begin drinking again, this is of no value. Chronic hepatic damage leading to cirrhosis can occur with minimal elevations of enzymes or none at all. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If my AST level is 52 and ALT level is 67, should I still drink alcohol? I don't drink that often maybe once to three times a month.
Might confuse workup: Probably best not to, until it is known why the liver enzymes are elevated. Acetaminophen, alcohol, and NSAIDS like ibuprofen are common reasons for liver tests to be elevated. If the liver is injured, these three are best avoided. Mild NSAID related liver enzyme elevations often are not accompanied by significant liver injury, but they can interfere with workup and confuse the issue. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I just had 3 and half beers. I have drank about three drinks a night for the past two weeks. Is it ok to take .5mg lorazepam after 12 hrs not tak reg?
PLEASE DO NOT: Please do not combine alcohol with lorazepam. It can be a deadly combination. You've written in your additional "clinical findings" that you're on citalopram also. Drinking alcohol while on citalopram and other ssri's is a dangerous combination also. Not only can you become intoxicated sooner -- but if using citalopram for depression, alcohol can worsen it. ...Read more
Respected doctor how to confirm fatty liver? I stopped ethanol in 1996. At present i take 30ml max. After dinner for 10/15 days in a month. Is it safe
I drank 3 beers about 33 hours ago and then drank 1 more beer 24 hrs ago. I had to take a urine analysis, will it show up positive for alcohol?
No: If your last beer was 24 hours before your urinalysis, the alcohol should have been gone, assuming you were well-hydrated during this period. From now on, why not comply with your abstinence program? Anyone who pressures you to drink isn't your friend. You've got two health issues that make drinking a bad idea. And you won't have to worry. ...Read more
If I drank a good amount of alcohol seven hours before a cholesterol test, are my results basically inaccurate?
No: Even a non-fasting specimen is okay for monitoring this important lab parameter. Alcohol doesn't affect it much. If you do drink to excess on a daily basis, you may ruin your liver. It's a miserable way to live and die, but your cholesterol will be low. Otherwise, drink sensibly and enjoy your life. Best wishes. ...Read more
Partner having hormone & thyroid blood test for infertility.Will heavy drinking for two days 38hours before test affect result? Going on stag do.
Should be okay: Should be okay. Another way to answer this is to point out how fertile people can be while intoxicated. :). ...Read more
Insulin action: We usually check blood sugars two hours after eating to reflect the status after majority of the rapid acting Insulin that one has taken to cover that meal or snack is gone from the body. By the time it is two hours after the meal once one's blood sugar should've returned to the target range. If not then a different dose of medication may be necessary to achieve better control. ...Read more
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