I'm pregnant and tested positive for alcohol even though I haven't drank in months: Advice?

So I’m pregnant with my first, so I’m doing everything I can to make sure my baby comes out healthy! But this morning I got a call from my doctor saying that the results from my drug test came back positive for alcohol. They also told me I have a yeast infection, which I’ve heard can cause false positives for alcohol? I haven’t touched a single drop of alcohol since I found out I was pregnant ( about four months ago ) so I was and still am extremely confused as to why it came back positive?? I’m stressing about it now because I don’t need that on my record because it is FALSE. I’m going to ask that they re test me at my next appointment. Has anyone had something like this happen??

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I didnt think drs did drug tests for alcohol unless they are a known alcoholic…

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Mouthwash can cause it too some mouthwashes have alcohol in it

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Hand sanitizer can as well

Cough syrup. Hand sanitizer. Juice can have a small amount of alcohol.

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Was it a urine test or mouth swab?

Maybe got mixed up with someone else test

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Why would they drug test you? Something doesn’t add up

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Well, I don’t know if this helps much but my sister is a recovering alcoholic, and the doctor has told her to stay away from ANYTHING with alcohol in it; hand sanitizer, mouth wash, etc.

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This is my fourth pregnancy and I’ve never been tested for drugs or alcohol- is this a requirement in some states?!

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Why are they testing anyway?! Are you on some type of MAT?! If so they can send it out and confirm!!

Did you use mouthwash, take cough medicine, have something with a lot of vanilla extract? These are just some of the ways people can ingest alcohol without truly knowing.

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Where they do this at so I can avoid those places at all costs?

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My obgyn said the drug test everyone randomly the entire pregnancy. I was tested randomly as well. I think it’s up to the desecration of the obgyn

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They test all mom’s…it’s a screening either with urine you give or blood they take

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Could the tests be mixed with someone elses?

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I’m 7 weeks pregnant. I went to my doctor who’ve I seen for 15 yrs and had 1 child with already, they had me fill out and sign all new paperwork. One of the forms is giving them consent for random drug & alcohol testing throughout your pregnancy as both can cause issues to the baby. I was tested at my second appointment. The paper also stated that if the test ever comes back positive they will drop you as a patient. I was surprised by this, but from what I heard from other moms this is getting common.

To the OP- I hope they will retest you before dropping you, and hopefully you are and have been clean.

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my obgyn drug tested me the whole time i was pregnant, never had used or came back positive i’m sure it’s based on insurance or what state you’re in but in texas i had it every doctors visit.

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It’s routine screening so if you test positive for drugs and such they’ll report you.

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Alcohol level is a specifically ordered test, it’s not part of a routine drug screen panel.

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