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Question by  Laura47 (138)

Is it true that you should not drink prior to a stress test?

I am having a stress test in the morning and due to my pregnancy being high risk I have to drink a lot of water.


Answer by  mb (5482)

The stress test is usually done fasting so you don't intervere with your natural blood pressure. If you are concerned about the viablity of the pregnancy consult your OB and ask about the stress test procedure.


Answer by  Rose (6804)

You should refrain from drinking till after the test if that is what the doctor told you to do. Make sure you drink lots of water tonight and have water available for immediately following the test. If you are concerned about not getting enough liquid you should discuss it with your doctors office.


Answer by  Riley (765)

It is not a good idea to eat or drink prior to your stress test. The reason is that the technician doesn't want you to feel nausea or cramp during the test. You can not drink until after the test. A short while shouldn't matter.


Answer by  sagasrikanth (54)

Don't eat or smoke & drink anything that contains alcohol or caffeine not eat or drink 4 hours prior to the test.

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