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Drinking before a check up
« on: May 13, 2014, 05:35:39 pm »
Has anybody drank the night before a medical check up? If so, what were the complications,


  • fryan
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    • January 06, 2014, 12:00:47 pm
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Re: Drinking before a check up
« Reply #1 on: May 13, 2014, 05:51:52 pm »
Well first of all I couldn't find my house keys in the morning and on top of that the taxi couldn't understand my Korean, so I was almost late!

When I finally got to the hospital they also spoke Korean, so I wandered around the hospital looking for the right place to go for at least 10 minutes.

Then the doctor told me in very broken English that I was color-blind, which I already knew, but I had to call a co-worker on the phone to translate because I thought he was trying to convey something important!

All-in-all, it was quite a complicated checkup. I still don't really understand your question, but I hope that helped.
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Re: Drinking before a check up
« Reply #2 on: May 13, 2014, 06:51:51 pm »
not personally but i don't think it would be a good idea. there might still be residual alcohol in your system the next day which could interfere with the test results - especially the liver test (if they still do that). drinking alcohol may also affect your blood glucose levels, which may potentially interfere with the diabetes test. the residual alcohol may possibly interfere with a few of the other tests as well.


  • waygo0k
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Re: Drinking before a check up
« Reply #3 on: May 13, 2014, 07:20:27 pm »
Has anybody drank the night before a medical check up? If so, what were the complications,

Yes.

Even had breakfast (by mistake).

No complications.

Just don't get shit-faced.....you should be fine.


  • Davey
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Re: Drinking before a check up
« Reply #4 on: May 13, 2014, 09:43:02 pm »
Has anybody drank the night before a medical check up? If so, what were the complications,

It'll show a false positive of heavy alcohol use (elevated levels of liver enzyme GGT).
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Re: Drinking before a check up
« Reply #5 on: May 14, 2014, 07:44:25 am »
I make a point to drink one of those little soju drink boxes before my checkups.    I've yet to do one sober since 2012 and thus far nobody has noticed.  If they're checking for heavy alcohol use, the threshold is so high as to be meaningless. 



Re: Drinking before a check up
« Reply #6 on: May 14, 2014, 07:47:04 am »
I had like 6 or 7 beers the night before my medical check up.  And I ate some bread with coffee right before the test (didn't know you weren't supposed to eat).  My results came back with a crazy fatty liver and super high cholesterol and blood pressure.  My co-teacher just told me "you are fat" and that was that.


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Re: Drinking before a check up
« Reply #7 on: May 14, 2014, 08:04:17 am »
6 or 7 beers would be pushing it :laugh:

I has 1-3 in mind


Re: Drinking before a check up
« Reply #8 on: May 14, 2014, 08:27:18 am »
I think they advise you to not drink or eat 12 hours prior to your checkup.
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Re: Drinking before a check up
« Reply #9 on: May 14, 2014, 08:45:17 am »
6 or 7 beers would be pushing it :laugh:

I has 1-3 in mind

1-3 beers?  I'm not a high school girl.


  • draco888
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Re: Drinking before a check up
« Reply #10 on: May 14, 2014, 08:51:41 am »
I didn't know when my medical was, arrived on plane the night b4, beers, breakfast the next morning. Can't remember if I had a McDonalds lunch b4 or after the tests but no problem anyway.....
« Last Edit: May 14, 2014, 02:15:25 pm by draco888 »


  • madison79
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Re: Drinking before a check up
« Reply #11 on: May 14, 2014, 10:03:01 am »
You can't go 1 day without drinking then that's a problem.  Srsly, 1 night of not drinking.  Sigh.
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Re: Drinking before a check up
« Reply #12 on: May 14, 2014, 10:24:44 am »
Eh, I wouldn't. Unless you get really ripped, it probably won't be an issue, but why take the risk?
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Re: Drinking before a check up
« Reply #13 on: May 14, 2014, 01:34:58 pm »
Eh, I wouldn't. Unless you get really ripped, it probably won't be an issue, but why take the risk?

I like a post that rhymes (ish). We don't see it all the time. The question raised is moot. Like a banana passion suit. OP you want a beer. But the medical draws near. Why not not drink? Just for one night? You should really think if you want to be labelled with the alcoholic blight.


Re: Drinking before a check up
« Reply #14 on: May 14, 2014, 01:44:39 pm »
Has anybody drank the night before a medical check up? If so, what were the complications,

It'll show a false positive of heavy alcohol use (elevated levels of liver enzyme GGT).

On your health results an elevated AST and ALT scores will make you look like a heavy drinker if the school head knows how to read and understand your results. I doubt they will be even understand it but, up to you? Good luck whatever you do
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Re: Drinking before a check up
« Reply #15 on: May 14, 2014, 01:50:23 pm »
Eh, I wouldn't. Unless you get really ripped, it probably won't be an issue, but why take the risk?

I like a post that rhymes (ish). We don't see it all the time. The question raised is moot. Like a banana passion suit. OP you want a beer. But the medical draws near. Why not not drink? Just for one night? You should really think if you want to be labelled with the alcoholic blight.

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Re: Drinking before a check up
« Reply #16 on: May 14, 2014, 01:57:30 pm »
you realize we live in the land of soju right?  I seriously doubt it'll be a problem or else every Korean male over the age of 19 would fail their medical exams. 


Re: Drinking before a check up
« Reply #17 on: May 14, 2014, 02:43:56 pm »
6 or 7 beers would be pushing it :laugh:

I has 1-3 in mind

1-3 beers?  I'm not a high school girl.
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Re: Drinking before a check up
« Reply #18 on: May 14, 2014, 02:58:34 pm »
Eh, I wouldn't. Unless you get really ripped, it probably won't be an issue, but why take the risk?

I like a post that rhymes (ish). We don't see it all the time. The question raised is moot. Like a banana passion suit. OP you want a beer. But the medical draws near. Why not not drink? Just for one night? You should really think if you want to be labelled with the alcoholic blight.

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Re: Drinking before a check up
« Reply #19 on: May 14, 2014, 03:03:18 pm »
You really can't abstain for 1 night?