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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...
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.
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.
I have been tested for diabetes & it came back negative but I still have excessive thirst, what could cause this?
Medication: Is one of the more common causes. A less common cause is sjogren's disease.
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.
I am urinating more frequently but never wake up in middle of night needing to go, I have slight increased thirst but not excessive, diabetes?
If a biker is complaining of frequent urination, increased thirst and weight loss, would these point to diabetes?
Yes: Those are classic symptoms and signs.Get a more detailed answer ›
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).
Yes: The symptoms of diabetes are not always the same for each person.
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.
So for years I've been having signs of diabetes excessive thirst, shakyness my sugars have gone over 500 and my dr says im not? U know I am what do u
Really?: It sounds like you need a second opinion, with a full evaluation and explanation of findings.See 1 more doctor answer
Can you diabetes without excessive thirst. I've been having frequent urination but I'm not thirsty all the time?
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.See 1 more doctor answer
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.
If I have no diabetes but excessive thirst then what to Diagnosis of my body? I almost can't sleep for dry mouth and excessive thirst.
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?
Should I have my daughter checked for diabetes? 3yr old has excessive thirst, frequent urination, and vision problems. Took one fastingblood glucose87
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