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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

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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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

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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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Fetal alcohol syndrome:would 2-4 drinks do harm before implantation? If I had a positive pregnancy test on 09/23, when would implantation take place?

Fetal alcohol syndrome:would 2-4 drinks do harm before implantation? If I had a positive pregnancy test on 09/23, when would implantation take place?

No: Only 1-2 drinks during the whole pregnancy probably won't harm the baby. The completely different answer would be if it take place every day. When implantation would take a place can't be answered from the information provided. ...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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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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If I drank alcohol before knowing I was pregnant would my torso feel sort of bruised the day after in reaction to drinking alcohol in early pregnancy?

If I drank alcohol before knowing I was pregnant would my torso feel sort of bruised the day after in reaction to drinking alcohol in early pregnancy?

I have no clue: And don't quite understand what you mean about "torso feeling bruised." what risks there are to your unborn baby are probably relatively small, but that depends on how much drinking you were doing and how often. Your obstetrics provider can do a variety of tests to look at the baby's health, but this would be usually done somewhat later in the pregnancy. Your doctor should evaluate your pain. ...Read more

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What is a heart disease that can be caused from drinking alcohol during pregnancy?

What is a heart disease that can be caused from drinking alcohol during pregnancy?

Cardiomyopoathy: Sometimes, during or after pregnancy a pateint may develop a weak heart otherwise known as a cardiomyopathy. Excessive alcohol may help contribute to that. This can be diagnosed with an echocardiogram. ...Read more

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Is it possible for you to take a pregnancy test if you been drinking?

Is it possible for you to take a pregnancy test if you been drinking?

Possible but not: Recommended. Alcohol acts as a diuretic and dilutes the urine and may end up producing a negative result. If you could be pregnant or are trying to be pregnant, do not drink at all. Alcohol is the commonest avoidable cause of mental retardation in the baby. You should do the home test 4-5 days after a missed period. Use first morning urine and follow the instructions in the kit carefully. ...Read more

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Could drinking to much water determine the results of the pregnancy test?

Could drinking to much water determine the results of the pregnancy test?

Not very much: Home pregnancy tests are very accurate. They are the same tests used in a doctors office. They can detect a pregnancy 7-10 days after conception. The best time to take one is when you miss your period. If you doubt the result you can repeat it in 1-2 days. If you were pregnant the hormone level would rise enough for detection. ...Read more

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Does drinking lots of Coffee or anything else affect à blood pregnancy test? Thank you.

Does drinking lots of Coffee or anything else affect à blood pregnancy test? Thank you.

Not if 3wk after sex: Home pregnancy tests are very accurate and not affected by foods, herbs, common illnesses, sexually transmitted diseases, vaginal spotting, or medications. A test gives a reliable result 3 weeks after sex (3 weeks after when conception might have happened) or 1 week after missing a period. If done sooner, a negative result may be due to testing too early such as less than 2 weeks after conception. ...Read more

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What happens when you take a pregnancy test while drinking?

What happens when you take a pregnancy test while drinking?

As long as you: Follow the directions correctly, it should still be accurate. ...Read more

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Can drinking too much water determine the results of the pregnancy test?

Can drinking too much water determine the results of the pregnancy test?

Not really: Drinking "too much" water, and I'm not really even sure what that means, could only potentially cause the pregnancy test to be negative if it is actually positive as there won't be enough HCG to trigger a positive result. The first urine of the day is usually the best time to do a pregnancy test as it is typically when a person's urine is the most concentrated. Good luck! ...Read more

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Can drinking a few glasses of water but holding it in for a few hours give you a false negative on a pregnancy test but 5 weeks along.?

Can drinking a few glasses of water but holding it in for a few hours give you a false negative on a pregnancy test but 5 weeks along.?

It increases the: Possibility of a false negative, but there's no certainty. HCG levels rise almost exponentially in the first trimester, so eventually it will turn positive no matter how much water u drink and how much urine you hold in your bladder. If it's merely a concern whether or not you're pregnant, get a first morning urine spec. When the urine is most concentrated. Dr. Anne ...Read more

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Is there a possibility to get a false negative pregnancy test when drinking water all day?

Is there a possibility to get a false negative pregnancy test when drinking water all day?

Yes: If the urine is too dilute the test may not recognise the minute amount of hormone (HCG) in the urine. That is why we prefer a first voided urine in the morning. ...Read more

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Just took the First Response pregnancy test by drinking a lot of powerade and peeing. Will that make it inaccurate?

Just took the First Response pregnancy test by drinking a lot of powerade and peeing. Will that make it inaccurate?

May be: Did you miss a period? Did you have unprotected sex after the last period? If you missed your period by more than 5 days, do the home pregnancy test by using first morning urine. Follow the instructions for the test carefully. ...Read more

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Could it make your boobs hurt if you recently stopped drinking caffeine? And u used to drink a ton of it everyday?? Cus I've taken 8 pregnancy test.

Could it make your boobs hurt if you recently stopped drinking caffeine? And u used to drink a ton of it everyday?? Cus I've taken 8 pregnancy test.

Caffeine: caffeine acts like a diuretic and causes increased urination. The tenderness you feel is likely from fluid retention...you should however get examined if the problem continues ...Read more

Dr. James Krick
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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


Dr. Stephen Sudler
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Pregnancy Test (Definition)

A pregnancy test measures a hormone called human chorionic gonadotropin (HCG). HCG is a hormone produced during pregnancy. It appears in the blood and urine of pregnant women as early as ...Read more