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I have been feeling really thirsty the past few days. does this mean i am dehydrated? i have been drinking lots of fluids the past few days because i've felt so thirsty. what is going on? i've been drinking everything from water to soda to coffee. is this

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Dr. G Funari
Dr. G Funarianswered
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 46 years experience
Taken : Taken from livestrong: dipsesis is the medical term for excessive thirst. Conditions that cause extreme fluid loss and leave the body water-depleted trigger excessive thirst. Body water can be lost through excessive urination, vomiting, diarrhea, sweating and increased body temperature. A variety of conditions can cause a total body water deficit and excessive thirst. But the two primary ones are dehydration and diabetes. Because you have provided an incomplete picture of your condition it is difficult to make a diagnosis. For that reason it is recommended that you see your physician for and evaluation and possibly lab testing.
Last updated Oct 3, 2016

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