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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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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 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 to much urination. Some people just drink a lot of fluid out of habit and void a lot. ...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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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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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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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

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I have excessive thirst and have to urinate a lot. It often wakes me in the night with my underwear half wet. I was tested for diabetes very recently.

See a doctor: Having excessive thirst and urination that wakes you at night along with bed-wetting can be a sign of many different problems. Being tested for diabetes is only piece of the evaluation that should be done. You should go see a doctor to discuss this issue in more detail. Other possibilities include a side-effect of your medications, psychiatric disease, diabetes insipidus, and many others. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have diabetes? I pee like every 2 hours but I don't have excessive thirst or feel tired. .. I'm tired of peeing

How do I know if I have diabetes? I pee like every 2 hours but I don't have excessive thirst or feel tired. .. I'm tired of peeing

Check HB A1c: There are now over the counter kits available for checking your Hb A1c. That should give you your average blood sugar over last 8-10 weeks.
Alternatively if any of your family members or friends have been diagnosed with diabetes and using a glucometer you can test your blood glucose, ideally before a meal. Values over 130, you have to check it more than once, will speak for diabetes. ...Read more

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I might have diabetes due to excessive thirst, urination and sleeping 10 hours. I am terrified to go to the doctor! What do I do, I'm not going?

I might have diabetes due to excessive thirst, urination and sleeping 10 hours. I am terrified to go to the doctor! What do I do, I'm not going?

Go to drugstore: And talk to the pharmacist and you can purchase a glucometer where you can measure you own blood sugar. If you find you have high blood sugars please seek care! With proper education and treatment you can live a good life. Left alone the consequences could be dire! ...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 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 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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Worried I might have diabetes, checked 5 months ago and didn't have it, I checked beacause of thirst but it was aniety. But im thirsty alot again.

Worried I might have diabetes, checked 5 months ago and didn't have it, I checked beacause of thirst but it was aniety. But im thirsty alot again.

You may have: Developed a phobia (irrational fear) that you have a health condition like diabetes. Please follow whatever check up schedule your doc suggests to you and he/she will keep an eye on your blood sugar. Also consider seeing a clinical psychologist for treatment for anxiety. Peace and good health. Of course, if other symptoms develop please see your doc at once. ...Read more

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I get episodes of unquenchable thirst. I have had a previous diabetes test. Drink lots of water and end up feeling sick and still thirsty what could be?

I get episodes of unquenchable thirst. I have had a previous diabetes test. Drink lots of water and end up feeling sick and still thirsty what could be?

Evaluation: People with psychogenic polydipsia could have such symptoms. The excessive water could cause serious hyponatremia. Talk to your md/ psychiatriast. ...Read more

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I have been very thirsty lately. I drink a lot of water, but all that quenches my thirst is flavored beverages. Could this be diabetes?

I have been very thirsty lately. I drink a lot of water, but all that quenches my thirst is flavored beverages. Could this be diabetes?

Maybe: The term to describe this is polydipsia. It's usually a symptom of something else. Both type of diabetes can cause polydipsia (diabetes mellitus and diabetes insipidus). There are other causes for polydipsia as well. If this continues, see you doctor for a blood test to confirm/refute the diagnosis and find out what exactly is wrong. ...Read more

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Why am I always thirsty? I don't have diabetes.

Why am I always thirsty? I don't have diabetes.

Water consumption: If you are thirsty frequently and have tested negative for diabetes, then drink more water. If you haven't had specific testing for diabetes such as a 2 hour glucose tolerance test, then have that done. ...Read more

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Why does someone with diabetes often get thirsty?

Why does someone with diabetes often get thirsty?

Osmosis: ...But not jones!
diabetics have hyperosmolar blood due to glucose and also lose more water in the urine for the same reason. The body in turn makes you thirsty to compensate. ...Read more