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Doctor insights on: Diabetes Insipidus And Urine Specific Gravity

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Is it possible to have a normal urinalysis with central diabetes and normal urine specific gravity? If so, how?

Is it possible to have a normal urinalysis with central diabetes and normal urine specific gravity? If so, how?

Yes: When the question is central diabetes insipidus (you DO mean diabetes insipidus, right?), urine SG should be masured by hygrometer or something more precise than the urinalysis strip. "Normal" SG is 1.003 to 1.030 depending on the variables that life provides. If you can concentrate your urine above 1.020, I'm doubting it's diabetes insipidus. Best wishes.

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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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Can partial central diabetes insipidus go away or improve? After 2yrs needing ddavp (desmopressin) to control, eventually urine started to concentrate without it.

Can partial central diabetes insipidus go away or improve? After 2yrs needing ddavp (desmopressin) to control, eventually urine started to concentrate without it.

I have seen: one patient in which this happened, but it is very uncommon if the diagnosis is made correctly. Check w/your doctor.

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Does urine specific gravity increase or decrease in post-renal azotemia ? And what about pre renal ?

Does urine specific gravity increase or decrease in post-renal azotemia ? And what about pre renal ?

Depends : In pre renal azotemia if due dehydration or volume depletion, specific gravity should be high but depends on baseline kidney functions like any underlying kidney disease. I am not sure what you meant by post renal azotemia- in general someone passing lots of urine and is clear, specific gravity should be low as it is likely to be dilute urine; but are some exceptions.

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What does qns in case of urine specific gravity means ?N my urine pH is acidic

What does qns in case of urine specific gravity means ?N my urine pH is acidic

Not enough to test: Qns translates to quantity not sufficient. It means there was not enough volume of the sample for the test to be run buy the method the lab uses to confirm the result.

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Is urine specific gravity of 1.002-1.006 too low or indicative of anything? Creatinine .7, BUN 10, urinalysis normal/negative.

Is urine specific gravity of 1.002-1.006 too low or indicative of anything? Creatinine .7, BUN 10, urinalysis normal/negative.

No concern.: All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. Having said that, your results are normal. Low specific gravity, just means that you drank a lot of water.

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Why post hypophysectomy via transphenoifal approach nurse should check urine specific gravity every 4 hrs?

Why post hypophysectomy via transphenoifal approach nurse should check urine specific gravity every 4 hrs?

Diabetes insipidus: After a transphenoidal surgery, you can have a disruption of the production of a pituitary hormone called vasopressin, which normally controls the amount of water that is filtered through the kidneys into your urine. This can result in losing too much water in your urine, a condition called "diabetes insipidus", resulting in diluted urine which can be measured by checking the specific gravity.

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Misdx of diabetes insipidus, diagnosis now is psychogenic polydipsia. Am on water restriction, how long until my urine frequency slows down. Currently every 2hr or so.

Misdx of diabetes insipidus, diagnosis now is psychogenic polydipsia. Am on water restriction, how long until my urine frequency slows down. Currently every 2hr or so.

Right away: If your fluid intake has been reduced , your urine output will be proportionally go down.So as you restrict fluid you should see the effect right away.So follow your doctors advice and you will be alright.

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Why is the urine of patients with diabetes mellitus bright (almost neon) yellow? Also, what causes the pH spike with diabetes insipidus?

Why is the urine of patients with diabetes mellitus bright (almost neon) yellow? Also, what causes the pH spike with diabetes insipidus?

Dehydration, fillers: Bright urine most often comes from dehydration (too little fluid or excess loss of fluids), often seen in diabetes. It can also come from the fillers and buffers in pills, including vitamins. pH spiking is alkalosis or excessively alkaline state from abnormal fluid and electrolyte dynamics. See your PCP or Endocrinologist for electrolyte lab work, and more info and discussion.

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Can symptoms of diabetes insipidus disappear?

Can symptoms of diabetes insipidus disappear?

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.

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How common is diabetes insipidus in children?

How common is diabetes insipidus in children?

Diabetes insipidus: The incidence of diabetes insipidus in the general population is three in 100, 000.

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Foods that help people with diabetes insipidus?

Foods  that help people with diabetes insipidus?

It depeds on reason: One component of effective management of nephrogenic diabetes insipidus is the low sodium diet. Restricted sodium intake limits renal solute load and permits full effectiveness of chorothiazide. The usual sodium intake for persons in the us is about 5000 mg/day. From a medical perspective, the low sodium restriction for treatment of hypertension is 2400 mg/day.

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I am wondering what herbs help treat diabetes insipidus?

I am wondering what herbs help treat diabetes insipidus?

None: Only vasopressin which is ADH hormone will treat central diabetes insipidus but if it is a problem with kidneys then some diuretics and nsaids can help.

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How often is diabetes insipidus from lithium reversible?

How often is diabetes insipidus from lithium reversible?

Early = better: I can't tell you how often, but I can strongly urge you to see your provider ASAP to stop taking lithium and if this is a fairly new problem, it is more likely to reverse, but it can take time. The damage done is to the kidney - be sure to stay well hydrated and make an appointment. I hope you've caught it in time - good thinking to ask! Best wishes for a good result!

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What is the difference between diabetes insipidus and mellitus?

What is the difference between diabetes insipidus and  mellitus?

Unrelated conditions: Diabetes mellitus (dm) is a condition of excessively high sugars which can cause one to void large amounts of urine frequently. Type 1 dm is caused by pancreatic failure so Insulin is required. Type 2 dm is resistance to Insulin or inefficient use. Diabetes insipidus is voiding large amounts of urine frequently due to either kidney or brain disorder, both unrelated to sugar & insulin.

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

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

YES: Post brain surgery or trauma or irradiation or chemotherapy, can cause transient diabetes insipidus and siadh. Treatment is indicated during the transient phase.

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How does diabetes insipidus affect lifespan?

How does diabetes insipidus affect lifespan?

Little: Diabetes insipidus is caused by the inability of the kidneys to conserve water, which leads to frequent urination and pronounced thirst.The outcome depends on the underlying disorder. If treated, diabetes insipidus does not cause severe problems or reduce life expectancy.

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Can you tell me how hypernatremia occur in diabetes insipidus?

Can you tell me how hypernatremia occur in diabetes insipidus?

ADH (vasopressin): Hypernatremia occurs in diabetes insipidus secondary due to the lack of anti diuretic hormone (ADH) effect in the kidney, resulting in decreased free water absorption thus creating a higher sodium.

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