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Dr. Richard Auerbach
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Excessive Urination (Definition)

Excessive urination may bring confusion in its possible meaning for peeing too often in its frequency or too much in total daily urine volume. By AUA, peeing >8 times in 24 hrs is urinary frequency, though I do not agree to. Peeing often may be related with much urine excretion resulting from over drinking, poor renal ...Read more


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Does hypogonadism cause polyuria?

Not usually: There may be other congenital defects esp central diabetes insipidus. ...Read more

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Does hypogonadism cause polyuria?

Not usually: There may be other congenital defects esp central diabetes insipidus. ...Read more

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Other causes of polydypsia and polyuria than diabetes insipidus and psychogenic?

Other causes of polydypsia and polyuria than diabetes insipidus and psychogenic?

Classic causes: But many patients have taken to consuming large amounts of water due to perception that this is valuable for their health. An internist is ideal to figure this out. ...Read more

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What can be bad things besides embarassment with polyuria? Does too much urinating mean my body is loosing vitamins or not getting enouph?

May be normal: The amount of urine that is produced may or may not have anything to do with kidney function. If you drink a lot of fluids, then naturally you will urinate more. On the other hand, polyuria may indicate some kidney abnormalities particularly in the way the kidney is handling fluids. Generally, polyuria does not result in the loss of nutrients such as vitamins or proteins. ...Read more

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What causes excess urination in diabetes?

What causes excess urination in diabetes?

Fluid drug hormone: Fluid overload will lead to increased urination, diuretics (there are many) also. Lask of anti diuretic hormone (ADH) is diabetes insipidus, which is increased urination. Psychiatric conditions can also cause this, (psychogenic polydipsia) high blood sugar as in diabetes mellitus also causes increased urination, the glucose acts as a diuretic. ...Read more

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What causes frequent excessive urination?

Excessive urination: There are a number of causes for excessive urination. You must discuss this soon with your doctor. Hope all goes well. ...Read more

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How do you treat overactive adrenal glands? Doc says my s&s sound like adrenal...Insomnia, strong pulse, dry lips and mouth, polyuria.

How do you treat overactive adrenal glands? Doc says my s&s sound like adrenal...Insomnia, strong pulse, dry lips and mouth, polyuria.

Complicated: There ar many factors to be considered. First, a solid diagnosis. You need specific tests to confirm or rule this out. Next, if you do have excess hormone, the source must be determined: pituitary tumor, adrenal tumor, or ectopic production. Next, there are several medications used temporarily but, ultimately, the treatment is surgical. Is your doctor an endocrinologist? ...Read more

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What is polyuria?

What is polyuria?

Too much urine: Poly = much/many; uria = urine. So polyuria is the symptom of making too much urine. One condition causing this is diabetes mellitus with high blood sugars. ...Read more

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What causes decreased thirst/fluid intake?

What causes decreased thirst/fluid intake?

A Couple of Things: Thirst is controlled by a center in the brainstem. That center is sensitive (exquisitely so) to the concentration of sodium in the blood. So, from that, you can gather the two simple answers. If the sodium level is too low for any reason, it would require more than usual dehydration to raise it to the level triggering thirst. If the center is less responsive (old age) the thirst signal is weaker. ...Read more

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Why does hypertension cause polyuria?

Ployuria and high BP: The most common cause of polyuria (p) is uncontrolled diabetes. Other causes are diabetes insipidus either central or nephrogenic. I suspect that the person with hypertension (h) and p is taking a diuretic agent which causes one to excrete a lot of urine to control h. If the person you are referring to takes diuretics, that could be the cause of p. If not, the person should see a physician. ...Read more

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When someone takes lithium as medication he has side effects of dry mouth and polyuria for treating those symptoms he is given diuretic. How come?

When someone takes lithium as medication he has side effects of dry mouth and polyuria
for treating those symptoms he is given diuretic. How  come?

Diabetes insipidus: One side effect of lithium is nephrogenic diabetes insipidus. If this was diagnosed correctly, one treatment option is a diuretic.Mechanism is unknown but it is thought that this will "confuse" the kidneys into retaining more fluids thereby alleviating the polyuria. ...Read more

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Home remedies for treatment of frequent urination after sex?She had this problem from 3dys

Home remedies for treatment of frequent urination after sex?She had this problem from 3dys

Urinary Infection: Females are more prone to get urinary tract infection (UTI) after intercourse. Frequency of urination is an important symptom of UTI. This can better spontaneously by drinking more fluids. If it does not improve in a day or two, consult a doctor. ...Read more

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What can cause severe thirst (7-10 liters per day) other than diabetes insipidus without diabetes mellitus (normal blood sugar)?

What can cause severe thirst (7-10 liters per day) other than diabetes insipidus without diabetes mellitus (normal blood sugar)?

Polydipsia ? etiolog: Psycogenic polydpsia can cause this but other physiologic causes must be ruled out by basic chemistries. You should see your PCP for blood work. ...Read more

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What is diabetes insipidus?

What is diabetes insipidus?

Two types: Either antidiuretic hormone (ADH (vasopressin)) is not being made in the posterior part of the pituitary or ADH (vasopressin) is being made, but the kidney lacks the receptor to which ADH (vasopressin) is bound in order to work to preserve water from leaving the body in excess. ...Read more

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Polyuria is common syptom of diabetes mellitus but why?

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Polyuria is common syptom of diabetes mellitus but why?

Diabetes: Polyuria or excessive urination is a symptom of diabetes, as a result of kidneys responding to excessive sugar. If blood sugar is above180 and above, the kidneys start excreting excess water to get rid of sugar. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of hyper pigmintattion?

How do I get rid of hyper pigmintattion?

Hydroquinone: Hyperpigmentation if often caused be inflammation du to injury or infection and the action of the sun. Hydroquinone, and sunscreens can revers the process and improve the hyperpigmentation. ...Read more

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Dr. CESAR HOLGADO
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Frequent Urination (Definition)

If the number going to pee makes a person feel inconvenient for daily living , it is denoted as urinary frequency or frequent urination, which should be individualized to reflect the function of bladder storage and emptying, urine excretion, and fluid consumption, although AUA defined it as peeing more than 8 times in ...Read more


Dr. Krishna Kumar
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More Frequent Urination (Definition)

More frequent urination is a symptom in which a person is urinating (peeing) more times per day, than previously. More frequent urination can be normal, if a person has no ill symptoms but is ...Read more