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I have HkPP & hypoglycemia. But I have excessive thirst & urination. I need water by my side up to 2 gallons a day. Secondary psychogenic polydipsia??

I have HkPP & hypoglycemia. But I have excessive thirst & urination. I need water by my side up to 2 gallons a day. Secondary psychogenic polydipsia??

Possibly but largely: Unfamiliar territory for the vast majority of physicians, including myself, because HkPP is so rare. While thirst, voiding & body control are under brain control 24/7, the mechanisms remain poorly understood & many theories long promoted which do not fit many clinical situations. Thus, whether more psychological vs. neurological remains a largely inseparable distinction unless can test some way. ...Read more

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Increased thirst but definitively not diabetes. What else causes thirst?

Increased thirst but definitively not diabetes. What else causes thirst?

Many: Aside from diabetes mellitus, diabetes insipidus can also cause thirst. Other causes: 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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Should I be worried about my increased thirst or is it just my snacking too often?

Should I be worried about my increased thirst or is it just my snacking too often?

Yes;be worried: A cardinal sign of diabetes mellitus, an epidemic illness in our society, is increased thirst. Please get tested for dm. I recommend a hba1c as a random blood sugar can miss this disease. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have developed an increased thirst that lasts until now 1 week after colonoscopy?

Is it normal to have developed an increased thirst that lasts until now 1 week after colonoscopy?

Not uncommon: The prep for colonoscopy can result in dehydration due to the loss of fluids through the stools. Increasing your water and fluid intake should help resolve this symptom. ...Read more

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What causes increased thirst at night?

What causes increased thirst at night?

Thirst at night: The most common cause is blockage of your nasal passages (i.e., allergies) which force you to breath through your mouth, which is a really dehydrating experience. Other causes include uncontrolled diabetes where the high sugar levels draw fluid out of your system. Diuretics can do the same thing. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Increased thirst?

Increased thirst =: Excessive desire to drink — unquenchable thirst. ...Read more

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I have had no appetite for 5 days and within the two days have increased thirst. What could this be?

I have had no appetite for 5 days and within the two days have increased thirst. What could this be?

Many causes: Your symptoms could be due to numerous disease process but as an endocrinologist, I would advise you to get checked out by a doctor or other professional medical provider and make sure you do not have undiagnosed diabetes. ...Read more

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What to do if I have an increased thirst and urination?

What to do if I have an increased thirst and urination?

Check blood sugar!!!: Hi. See your doctor and get a fasting serum glucose, an A1c, or/and a glucose tolerance test to check for diabetes. If they're normal, then you can check for other stuff, but that sounds like diabetes until proven otherwise! Good luck! ...Read more

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What to do if I have an increased thirst and weight gain?

Thirst and weight: What you do is go to your doctor and explain your condition. You will asked a number of questions, you will be examined and management advice given. Your doctor might also refer you to a specialist but let's do one thing at a time. ...Read more

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What could cause a sudden increased thirst and urination?

Here are some...: A 'sudden" something to our body, understandably, results from sudden impact to nerve system — notably sympathetic, at fear/fright/flight chain, or drug effect (alcohol, anticholinergics, antidepressants, antihistamins, etc.), or brisk water loss (poor-controlled diabetes, vigorous exercise /perspiration, high-output kidney failure, etc.). So, screen these possibilities and ask Doc timely. Best... ...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 causes sudden constant increased thirst? Blood sugar is normal.

What causes sudden constant increased thirst? Blood sugar is normal.

See below: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without taking additional history, physical examination and may be some tests. It would be prudent to see your doctor. You may consult this site to see if any of the issues describe here apply.

http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/003085.htm ...Read more

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What are other health conditions that can caused increased thirst and urination besides diabetes?

What are other health conditions that can caused increased thirst and urination besides diabetes?

DI: Diabetes insipidus prevents the kidney from holding on to water, but this is rare. A water deprivation test may be necessary to rule out if it's being considered a possible dx. Urine is always dilute in di. However, increased frequency of urination is not the same as increase in urine volume, leading too much urination. Some people just drink a lot of fluid out of habit and void a lot. ...Read more

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Increased thirst and urgency to urinate? How can I avoid leaking?

Look for diabetes: Please find out if you have diabetes. A simple test can look for this disease that has profound ramifications if undetected. ...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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Using the patch to quit smoking and on occasion, the ecig. Along with normal symptoms, increased thirst, occasional burning when I urinate(mild) and I think maybe a small hemorrhoid I can't see.

Using the patch to quit smoking and on occasion, the ecig. Along with normal symptoms, increased thirst, occasional burning when I urinate(mild) and I think maybe a small hemorrhoid I can't see.

Smoking cessation: Good job quitting smoking, the best decision you can make. Keep trying. Your other symptoms sound unrelated to quitting smoking. For hemorrhoid, exercise daily, eat 6 prunes daily. For burning when you urinate, please see physician to check for infection. ...Read more

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I am on biaxin (clarithromycin) for a sinus infection. I am wondering if one of the side effects is increased thirst? I am drinking a lot of water! 1-2 gallons a day.

I am on biaxin (clarithromycin) for a sinus infection. I am wondering if one of the side effects is increased thirst?  I am drinking a lot of water! 1-2 gallons a day.

Increased thirst: Increased thirst is a possible side effect listed with biaxin (clarithromycin). If you have had a mild fever with your infection, that also can trigger a response to drink more than you lose water through perspiration/fever, etc. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Waking up thirsty, tingling sensations in legs, scalp. No increased urination, increased thirst during the day. A little tired. Could this be diabetes?

Waking up thirsty, tingling sensations in legs, scalp. No increased urination, increased thirst during the day. A little tired. Could this be diabetes?

Diabetes?: Your symptoms could be almost anything including diabetes.
You must get to your doctor as soon as possible.
If your doctor cannot fit you in now, please go to the nearest Emergency facility. (Have someone drive you). ...Read more

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I am experiencing unintentional weight loss. The following also describe me: Increased thirst and Feeling depressed. What should I do? Red bumps on buttocks that itch and hurt

I am experiencing unintentional weight loss. The following also describe me: Increased thirst and Feeling depressed. What should I do? Red bumps on buttocks that itch and hurt

Weight loss concern: History of "unintentional weight loss" is a red-flag to a doctor, and warrants medical attention. You've described a bunch of signs/symptoms that may/may not be related, but evaluation is key. ...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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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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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

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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