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Best urine/blood test for diabetes insipidus?

Best urine/blood test for diabetes insipidus?

Vasopressin.: Diabetes insipidus is due to lack of urine concentrating ability. This is from insufficient ADH or antidiuretic hormone due to various causes. This is called central diabetes insipidus. This has high urine volume, low urine osmolality, and migh intake of fluids. Argenine vasopressin or avp given to these patients causes a >9% rise in urine osmolality. In normal patients, it is <9%. ...Read more

Urine (Definition)

Urine is the product of the kidneys, which is produced to eliminate the waste products of metabolism, manage body fluid balance, &maintain acid-base balance. The blood is first filtered by the kidneys, and the composition of the resulting fluid is then altered depending on the body's needs. It is composed of mostly water, and breakdown products from blood cells impart ...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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Do glomerulonephritis experienced decrease fluid urine output?

Do glomerulonephritis experienced decrease fluid urine output?

Not necessarily: Glomerulonephritis is a condition affecting the kidneys. Urine output need not be low. Talk to your nephrologist especially if there is a recent change in urine output. ...Read more

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Can ketones in urine mean diabetes?

Can ketones in urine mean diabetes?

No : A blood sugar of > 200 and urine containing glucose and ketones are essentially diagnostic in patients with mostly type 1 diabetes. However, anyone can have ketones in urine resulting from illness, prolonged fasting, or certain diets. ...Read more

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Is diabetes insipidus life threathening?Doc investigating if its anxiety or insipidus.All blood n urine test normal.Since 3 days high thirst,urination

Is diabetes insipidus life threathening?Doc investigating if its anxiety or insipidus.All blood n urine test normal.Since 3 days high thirst,urination

Life-threatening: due to effects on electrolytes (sodium). If it isn't low, or inappropriate amounts in urine (sodium pee'd out, when it should be held in) then it isn't diabetes insipidus. Vitamin B12 deficiency is from zero in the diet (strict vegan diet), or from malabsorption. If meat in diet, then there is zero reason to take b12 by pill--doesn't get in, then pill won't help. ...Read more

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Fishy urine with diabetes?

Fishy urine  with diabetes?

May be vaginal : There is a type of bacterial overgrowth called bacterial vaginosis which has a distinct fishy odor. Maybe that's what you are noticing when you urinate. It has to be diagnosed with a vaginal test and can be treated with anitbiotics. It can occur more easily when the acidity level of the vaginal fluids change, which could be influenced by your blood sugar. ...Read more

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How are diabetes insipidus and diabetes mellitus different?

How are diabetes insipidus and diabetes mellitus different?

Very different: Diabetes mellitus is the typical "diabetes" that we are familiar with. It's caused by an Insulin problem (too little or just not working well (resistance)) causing elevation in blood sugar. Diabetes insipidus is a water problem characterized by lots of urination and high sodium level. It's caused by an ADH (vasopressin) (antidiuretic hormone) problem (too little or just not working well). ...Read more

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Why is glucose excreted through your urine in diabetic nephropathy?

Why is glucose excreted through your urine in diabetic nephropathy?

Sugar in the urine: When your blood sugar is too high, your kidneys, which filter your blood, are not able to hold onto all the glucose and it spills over into the urine. ...Read more

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Low rbc, high urea nitrogenBUN, high urine osmolality,high urine creatinine random,high UA sodium random,ab. urine epithelial cell,k etones,ur.mucus ?

Low rbc, high urea nitrogenBUN, high urine osmolality,high urine creatinine random,high UA sodium random,ab. urine epithelial cell,k etones,ur.mucus ?

Dehydrated: 39 F from Indy of unknown ethnicity medical or drugs notes low rbc high bun and high urine Na creat. ANS: sounds like anemia and dehydration or renal disease. The latter is often due to eating too much salt and HTN and choosing the wrong grandparents. Your Dr knows you best so ask them. ...Read more

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Doc suspects diabetes insipidus. Symptoms are rapidly relieved by eating salt (dehydration, headaches, twitching, urine output all decrease). Why?

Doc suspects diabetes insipidus. Symptoms are rapidly relieved by eating salt (dehydration, headaches, twitching, urine output all decrease). Why?

Not DI?: Diabetes insipidus is characterized by large amounts of dilute urine usually accompanied by very high serum sodium levels. Hydration and replacement of DDAVP (desmopressin) are the treatment. Consuming salt wouldn't help and could worsen the problem. ...Read more

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Random sample: urine protein 31mg/l urine albumin 5.00mg/l urine creatinine 3.894mmol/l urine albumin creatinine:ratio 1.3mg/mmol is this normal?

Random sample: urine protein 31mg/l urine albumin 5.00mg/l urine creatinine 3.894mmol/l urine albumin creatinine:ratio 1.3mg/mmol is this normal?

Is this a test?: Slight variation in the reports from different laboratories does exist. So, please refer to the attached normal range for interpretation. I'm sure there is such information for you to reconcile. If any doubt, talk and confirm with the attending doctor. Best ... ...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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