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Could symptoms of diabetes insipidus disappear and then return, why?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Depends on cause: Di comes in a central(brain)form and kidney form.Things that cause interruption of the di hormone production, release, storage, transport or kidney sensitivity can give di. Trauma around production areas, as might occur with brain surgery & an infection like encephalitis might produce a transient di that resolves as production returns to normal levels.
Dr. Moinuddin Mokhashi
Pediatrics 28 years experience
YES: Post brain surgery or trauma or irradiation or chemotherapy, can cause transient diabetes insipidus and siadh. Treatment is indicated during the transient phase.
Dr. Cayce Jehaimi
Pediatric Endocrinology 21 years experience
It could: Recurrence of di after head trauma/surgery is not uncommon. It represents the final stage of the "tri phasic response" in which di takes place in the immediate post surgery/pituitary trauma followed by excess anti diuretic hormone state (SIADH) that can last from 5 days up to 2 weeks before entering a state of di again. Depending on the insult, di can be transient or permanent.

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A 27-year-old member asked:

Could symptoms of diabetes insipidus disappear and then return, why?

3 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Depends on cause: Di comes in a central(brain)form and kidney form.Things that cause interruption of the di hormone production, release, storage, transport or kidney sensitivity can give di. Trauma around production areas, as might occur with brain surgery & an infection like encephalitis might produce a transient di that resolves as production returns to normal levels.
A 37-year-old member asked:

Can symptoms of diabetes insipidus disappear?

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Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
Orthopedic Surgery 49 years experience
If the cause disappe: The degree of recovery is largely dependent on the underlying cause of the disease. Complete resolution of symptoms may not be seen in individuals with severe disease. Chronic diabetes insipidus, although inconvenient, is not usually a dire medical condition. When properly treated, diabetes insipidus itself does not reduce life expectancy. The prognosis, therefore, depends on the underlying diseas.
A 41-year-old member asked:

What are the symptoms of diabetes insipidus?

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Dr. Soumya Adhikari
Pediatric Endocrinology 20 years experience
Peeing all the time!: Diabetes insipidus (or di) is caused by either a lack of or a resistance to the hormone in your body (antidiuretic hormone) which normally allows your body to concentrate urine (so that you make less of it). Without this hormone, you produce large volumes or urine, and often patients present with excess thirst because they are on the verge of getting dehydrated from all the urine output.
A 45-year-old member asked:

Diabetes insipidus == what are the symptoms?

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Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine 57 years experience
Symptoms of D Insipi: Symptoms of diabetes insipidus are excessive urination and extreme thorst especialy of cold water sometimes ice and ice water.Extreme urination continues throghout the day and the night adults remain healthy as long as enough water is consumed to offset the urinary loss . In children it interfere with eating and weight gain and growth.They present with fever, vomiting and diarrhea.

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