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What can cause excessive thirst and headaches?

What can cause excessive thirst and headaches?

Excessive thirst: There are many reasons for excessive thirst. From an Endocrinology viewpoint a very high blood sugar could cause thirst and headaches. Do you have diabetes?
One other possibility is a thyroid disorder, and there are many non-endocrine conditions that could lead to your symptoms. I would recommend an early appointment to your doctor who will take your history, do an exam, and order some lab data. ...Read more

Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Headache (Definition)

The medical term is cephalalgia. It is a feeling of pain that can occur on either both sides or just one side of the head or neck. Headaches can be sharp, dull, or throbbing, and can radiate to different areas of the head. They typically last less than an hour but can ...Read more


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Can anyone tell me what causes excessive thirst and headaches?

Can anyone tell me what causes excessive thirst and headaches?

Thirst/headaches: There are several causes for your symptoms including high blood sugar levels, kidney problems, and others.
Please go to your local Emergency facility as soon as you can.
Preferably family or friend should drive you there.
Please let me know what develops. ...Read more

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23 weeks pregnant, excessive thirst, tired, headache, numbing in hands and arms? Should I be concerned?

23 weeks pregnant, excessive thirst, tired, headache, numbing in hands and arms? Should I be concerned?

Thirst: You should be evaluated by your provider. Drinking extra fluid, especially as it gets warmer would also be to your advantage. ...Read more

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Weird symptoms past 2 days. Can't sleep, (4 hrs in 2 days) increased thirst, chest pain and upper back pain, headache, cough?

Weird symptoms past 2 days. Can't sleep, (4 hrs in 2 days) increased thirst, chest pain and upper back pain, headache, cough?

See your doc: Hi. That could be any number of things. Are you peeing more? Any fever or sweats? Any sputum production? Shortness of breath? Your doc can do a history, physical exam, and appropriate diagnostics, and see if anything needs to be done. Good luck and get well soon! ...Read more

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White discharge with one sided headache piercing pain since 25 days excessive thirst?

White discharge with one sided headache piercing pain since 25 days excessive thirst?

Migraine: One sided headache is typically migraine. Many people retain fluid and swell prior to the headache, possibly a connection to your thirst. I am not certain where the white discharge you refer to is, but if you are having irregular periods this is also related to migraine. ...Read more

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What might cause the following symptoms: headaches, high blood pressure, flank pain, and excessive thirst.?

What might cause the following symptoms: headaches, high blood pressure, flank pain, and excessive thirst.?

Flank pain and thirs: Blood pressure can be a side effect of kidney disease and frequent urination as a cause of thirst might suggest adrenal gland problems as well. A medical specialist might be needed to test for these causes. ...Read more

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Frequent urination, excessive thirst, increased appetite but losing weight, headaches w nausea, and chronic fatigue. Possible causes?

Frequent urination, excessive thirst, increased appetite but losing weight, headaches w nausea, and chronic fatigue. Possible causes?

Diabetes: Hi. That would be diabetes until proven otherwise. It's easy to test for. If you're diabetic and not overweight/obese, it's more likely type 1; if it's diabetes and you are overweight/obese, it's more likely type 2. Please don't ignore this. See your doc and get tested. ...Read more

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Headache nausea vomiting light headed breast pain cramping bad taste excessive thirst now heartburn. What could it be?

Headache nausea vomiting light headed breast pain cramping bad taste excessive thirst now heartburn. What could it be?

Consultation advised: Sorry:This Q & A box is not designed for diagnosis. For that you would need an online Prime consultation at HealthTap. It's not likely that all your symptoms are related to a single cause. In order to help a Dr would have to ask you many questions about each symptoms, and as you can see that's impossible to do in the Q & A
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Headaches lumps in creases of arms behind the ear pain and possibly clogged neck pain and stiffening green discharge from breasts lump under armpit excessive thirst and nerve damage in hands and feet What's wrong with me?

Headaches lumps in creases of arms behind the ear pain and possibly clogged neck pain and stiffening green discharge from breasts lump under armpit excessive thirst and nerve damage in hands and feet What's wrong with me?

Maybe viral...: I don't know what that constellation of symptoms is... could be something like a viral infection or could be more serious. Recommend going to get evaluated. ...Read more

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What might excessive thirst be a sign of?

What might excessive thirst be a sign of?

You are dry!: Thirst is the body's way of telling you that more water is needed! Not soda, energy drinks, sports drinks, caffeine or alcohol. All of these fluids actually make you more thirsty. Excess salt intake can also cause heightened thirst. Metabolically, certain patho-physiologic processes like diabetes can cause excess thirst. But eliminate the common causes first! ...Read more

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Can you have diabetes without experiencing excessive thirst?

Can you have diabetes without experiencing excessive thirst?

Yes: Excessive thirst and urination usually appear when your blood sugar on the average has been above 200 all the time. You do not need to wait until the classic symptoms appear to intervine, it might take you years to do so and you might already have the complications at that time. ...Read more

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Gallbadder surgery a week ago. Tonight I couldn't stop hunger and excessive thirst. Should I be worried?

Gallbadder surgery a week ago. Tonight I couldn't stop hunger and excessive thirst. Should I be worried?

No worries: Niether of those things alone sound dangerous. As long as the wounds look ok, no excess pain, no fever, and you are staying well hydrated, should be fine. Be sure to keep your postop appointment. You can always call your surgeon if you're worried. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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What can be the cause of excessively increased thirst? Had diabetes since two years but now is under complete control. GTT is normal.

What can be the cause of excessively increased thirst? Had diabetes since two years but now is under complete control. GTT is normal.

Most common cause: Would be elevated blood sugar even though you think it is under "control". There are other physical and psychological causes that your doctor could evaluate. ...Read more

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What does it mean to have excessive thirst? 8 cups a day?

What does it mean to have excessive thirst? 8 cups a day?

Thirst: There are many causes for excessive thirst. The obvious is diabetes mellitus but there are other causes: diabetes insipidus, anxiety, medication side effects, stress, dehydration, thyroid disease, high calcium concentration in blood, high aldosterone level, head injury, brain lesion, too much cortisol in the body, too much growth hormone in the body... ...Read more

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What can cause excessive thirst and going the toliet freqently?

See the Doctor: Those symptoms could be related to diabetes mellitus or diabetes insipid us. A blood sugar level and urinalysis will point the way to the answer. ...Read more

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Can metformin cause excessive thirst?

Can metformin cause excessive thirst?

Non: Metformin does not cause excessive thirst but high blood sugars can cause. ...Read more

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Could hormone imbalances be cause excessive thirst?

Could hormone imbalances be cause excessive thirst?

Yes: There are many possible causes. If it is accmpanied by great hunger and large amounts of urine, one would suspect diabetes and test approprriately to be sure. ...Read more

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What to do about excessive thirst after I stopped drinking soda?

What to do about excessive thirst after I stopped drinking soda?

Thirst: If you are drinking a lot of fluid - more than before - you must be going to the toilet quite often. If that is the case make an appointment to see you doctor ASAP.
On face value it sounds like a kidney problem but there are other conditions to consider. ...Read more

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Are there other things other than diabetes and drought that could cause excessive thirst?

Are there other things other than diabetes and drought that could cause excessive thirst?

Yes there are: You can have excessive thirst in condition called polychogenic polydypsia, is excessive water intake in some patients with psychiatric illness like schizophrenia, and it can case medical emergency as blood sodium level falls low.
Other cause is diabetes insipidus, where there is excessive thirst and excessive urine volume. ...Read more

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What causes someone to have excessive thirst, even after drinking 1/2 gal water in 30 min or less?

What causes someone to have excessive thirst, even after drinking 1/2 gal water in 30 min or less?

1/2 gallon - 30 mins: Most likely you are voiding lots of water when you drink that much so quickly. That would make you thirsty again.

Cut down to a smaller amount of water and see what happens.

Still troubled - see your doctor. ...Read more

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What causes extreme thirst? I eat well, lastnight ate piece of very sweet pie and got a rush and excessive thirst. I've had thirst for a few days now

What causes extreme thirst? I eat well, lastnight ate piece of very sweet pie and got a rush and excessive thirst. I've had thirst for a few days now

? Diabetes: The thirst could be normal but if concerned get a consult with your physician. One of the most common symptoms of Diabetes is excessive thirst. There are other conditions that cause increased thirst as well. Lab studies will help with the diagnosis. Good luck. ...Read more

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What causes the excessive thirst and high blood sugar?

What causes the excessive thirst and high blood sugar?

Diabetes: As blood sugar rises, the sugar becomes a diuretic once exceeding the kidney threshold of about 180 mg/dl. The more one voids, the thirstier one gets as the large amounts of urine excreted cause dehydration. ...Read more

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Does anemia cause excessive thirst?

Usually not: Anemia is a lowering of the oxygen carrying capacity of the blood due to lack of red blood cells. There are many types and causes of anemia. None that I know of cause increased thirst. Having said that there are people who have iron deficiency anemia who suffer from eating ice cubes or other non-nutritive substances (called pica). ...Read more

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What could cause symptoms of drowsiness, excessive thirst (or so I think), and itchiness?

What could cause symptoms of drowsiness, excessive thirst (or so I think), and itchiness?

Sugar, sugar: Number one cause in usa--diabetes. Do not pass go until you check this possibility out. ...Read more

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I am experiencing excessive yawning and excessive thirst, with no lifestyle changes to explain these symptoms. Should I be concerned?

Fatigue and thirst: Are you losing or gaining weight? Your not peeing all the time r u? Let's say it's not super high blood sugar, do you snore a lot? Could you have sleep apnea? In the absence of getting dehydrated and peeing like crazy it's hard to put those together in my mind. You may wanna go see your doc but look up sleep apnea. I think your ok but the daytime sleepiness could be a seperate issue. ...Read more

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Diabetes in partents, ill get it soon. Does excessive thirst mean that you crave it all the time or does it just mean that you drink a lot?

Diabetes in partents, ill get it soon. Does excessive thirst mean that you crave it all the time or does it just mean that you drink a lot?

Get tested for DM: Diabetes mellitus is a condition defined by high blood sugars. When blood sugar levels routinely exceed 180 mg/dl, then the kidney loses sugar in the urine, which in turn draws out excessive fluid into the urine. This makes a person empty the bladder often, frequently producing sugary urine. Excessive urination then leads to dehydration, which leads to excessive thirst. These are signs of diabetes. ...Read more

Dr. Suzanne Galli
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Severe Thirst (Definition)

Marked desire to ingest fluid. ...Read more