Can excessive alcohol consumption delay a menstrual period?

Yes. Excessive and long term use of alcohol can be very disruptive to the menstrual cycle. However, it's always a good idea to rule out pregnancy.

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Can alcohol consumption effect when a woman getting her period or even delay it?

Not generally. While some drugs can affect hormonal cycles, alcohol consumption is generally not one of these. That being said, chronic alcohol abuse can cause vitamin deficiencies and be associated with other unhealthy behaviors that ultimately can result in changes to hormonal balance. Read more...

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...

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.

Longer . Longer answer: there is a brief increase in the kidneys release of free water after the blood alcohol level rises. This inhibits the release of antidiuretic hormone. When the blood alcohol levels begins to drop, the flow of urine will drop and this leads to retention of water and sodium. Short answer: yes recommendation: don't do that. Read more...
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...

Had spinal tap which resulted in a spinal headache. Headache has gone and I'm able to walk/stand for long periods. Am I safe for alcohol consumption?

Should be OK. To be completely safe, get in touch with the doctor who did the LP. The main concern might be whatever medical problem made the tap necessary. From the standpoing of the post-LP headache, moderate alcohol shouldn't be a problem. But don't tank up in a big way! Read more...