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Is there an autoimmune disorder that would cause HTN, polydipsia, bone pain, low K+, renal stones, lethargy, palpitations, etc?

Is there an autoimmune disorder that would cause HTN, polydipsia, bone pain, low K+, renal stones, lethargy, palpitations, etc?

Not autoimmunity: Have you got Conn's? A renal tubulopathy? A genetic potassium wasting / Fanconi syndrome? Don't focus on autoimmunity just because of the huge amount of "pop" writing about it -- an immune interstitial nephritis is low on my list for you. Low potassium is a huge red flag. Has your vitamin D been checked -- it's a very common cause of bone pain though not the rest. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Can psychogenic polydipsia happen on and off through your life? Or is it consistent?

Variable: PP is usually a one-time episode. When it recurs, it is an indication that something has not been fully treated. ...Read more

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Would antidepressants help psychogenic polydipsia?

Would antidepressants help psychogenic polydipsia?

Maybe: But PP is not a classic symptom of depression or anxiety. It is probably a symptom of something that is more complex, and requires a more complete assessment. And, even if prescribed, there is a complex issue of pharmacokinetics in hyponatremia. ...Read more

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I have psychogenic polydipsia, can you tell me the treatments?

I have psychogenic polydipsia, can you tell me the treatments?

Slowly reduce H2O in: Confirm that the diagnosiis. Incidental drug therapy is often the culprit, rare brain lesions can also masquerade as pp .See endo md, pp can be managed. ...Read more

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My teen has polyuria and polydipsia and I was wondering if that is all they used to diagnose him?

My teen has polyuria and polydipsia and I was wondering if that is all they used to diagnose him?

See below: If you mean to diagnosis diabetes, then no. They will look at the urine for gucose and ketones, and the blood for elvated glucose. And, depending upon how sick the child is, there maybe many more tests. ...Read more

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In hospital w/supposed di. Currently on water depravation test. 4hrs in volume has lessened greatly and urine is concentrating. Dr suggests polydipsia?

In hospital w/supposed di. Currently on water depravation test. 4hrs in volume has lessened greatly and urine is concentrating. Dr suggests polydipsia?

H2O Depriv Test & DI: Yes. The ability to concentrate to that extent would be unheard of w/ central or nephrogenic di. Are they/or have they done any other tests, besides the obligatory urine osmolality before the test? Did they ever do an ADH (vasopressin) serum level? They might not need to, depending on the outcome of your current tests. Let me know how it goes. Remember, if you haven't already, use my "secret code". ...Read more

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Do polyuria and polydipsia automatically make someone diabetic?

Do polyuria and polydipsia automatically make someone diabetic?

No. : Polyuria is the production of large amounts of dilute urine & polydipsia is elevated fluid intake; usually due to fluid losses from polyuria. These are just symptoms of a disorder & several different disease processes can cause this, with diabetes a common & important one. Diabetes is diagnosed by testing blood sugar levels. Other more rare causes are diabetes insipidus & psychogenic polydipsia. ...Read more

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Can you get increased urination with psychogenic polydipsia? What are the other symptoms?

Can you get increased urination with psychogenic polydipsia? What are the other symptoms?

Yes: Complications of psychogenic polydipsia include incontinence and enuresis, bladder dilation and hydronephrosis, renal and congestive heart failure, and osteoporosis and associated pathologic fractures. Diagnosis is one of exclusion. Other medical causes of polydipsia, polyuria, and/or hyponatremia need to be ruled out. ...Read more

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A 50 year old man always feels bitter taste .. Polydipsia due to dryness in his mouth .. Also a thick whitish layer on his tongue ..

A 50 year old man always feels bitter taste ..
Polydipsia due to dryness in his mouth .. Also a thick whitish layer on his tongue ..

Mouth symptoms: Taste disturbances can be caused by medication or vitamin deficiencies. Polydipsia can be caused by many conditions, including diabetes or salivary gland problems including sjogren's syndrome and others. The thick white layer on your tongue is vague and nonspecific. If your symptoms persist, see your physician for evaluation. Good luck! ...Read more

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