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A 32-year-old member asked:

Are there other things other than diabetes and drought that could cause excessive thirst?

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Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine 58 years experience
Yes there are: You can have excessive thirst in condition called polychogenic polydypsia, is excessive water intake in some patients with psychiatric illness like schizophrenia, and it can case medical emergency as blood sodium level falls low. Other cause is diabetes insipidus, where there is excessive thirst and excessive urine volume.
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