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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... ...Read more
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
I'm not losing weight but actually gaining. Freq urination, tiredness is there are these the symptoms of diabetes?
Extreme thirst: Diabetes insipidus. This is not related to blood sugar like the diabetes you are referring to. It is causes by either a lack of ADH (vasopressin) or lack of response to ADH (vasopressin) (central vs nephrogenic diabetes insipidus). Causes include head injury, infection, loss of blood supply to the gland, surgery, tumor. ...Read more
Could you tell me if there is no other sign exept high blood sugar levels, can that be type 2 diabetes?
Yes: Yes, type 2 diabetes can be "clinically silent, " meaning you may not have any symptoms at all. The only sign that you have it may be the high blood sugar levels. This is very common! it is very important to treat the diabetes now, early on, before any symptoms or complications develop. ...Read more
I have nitrite present in urine without any other problem(everything else normal) ! no symptoms also! what causes it ?
Is frequent thirst of water a necessary symptom of diabetes? Could you have diabetes even if you don't have that symptom?
Yes: Many people with diabetes have no symptoms at all. Symptoms related to diabetes occur when sugars are very high (over 200 mg/dl). As sugars go high, more sugar goes out in the urine causing increased urination. As you urinate more you get thirsty and drink more. But if sugars are under 200 you may have no symptoms and yet those high sugars can cause long term problems. ...Read more
Headaches, increased hunger (maybe thirst), fatigue, i'm not pregnant.....Could this be PMS or is it lack of water?
Get evaluated: Please see your primary care doctor to address these concerns and for the work up. These symptoms are broad and need to be addressed face-to-face with your provider. Good luck! ...Read more
What can cause severe thirst (7-10 liters per day) other than diabetes insipidus without diabetes mellitus (normal blood sugar)?
Polydipsia ? etiolog: Psycogenic polydpsia can cause this but other physiologic causes must be ruled out by basic chemistries. You should see your PCP for blood work. ...Read more
Yes: Absolutely, among other things. Get an A1c drawn by your family doctor ...Read more
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I have symptoms of diabetes since June. Hunger, weakness, thirst and fatigue. Barrage of blood test are normal. What else can cause this?
No, but can be: Increased thirst can be a symptom of diabetes as the high sugar concentration alerts the brain to make you feel thirsty in an attempt to "dilute" the blood sugar. But, it does not always need to be present in all cases of diabetes. If concerned for diabetes, see your dr. For a simple blood test and exam. Best wishes. ...Read more
Can an ovarian cyst cause high wbc that I have loss appetite
And feeling fuller. Really worried about ovarian cancer no other symptoms ?
Vague symptoms: Ovarian cysts and early ovarian cancer don't generally increase the white count. A Tubo-Ovarian Abcess or Ovarian Torsion can increase the white count but are usually associated with severe pain. Ovarian Cancer is fairly silent initially but then can have vague, non-specific symptoms. See an Gyn yearly and discuss your concerns. Imaging of your ovaries will usually rule-out ovarian cancer. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Complications of psychogenic polydipsia include incontinence and enuresis, bladder dilation and hydronephrosis, renal and congestive heart failure, and osteoporosis and associated pathologic fractures. Diagnosis is one of exclusion. Other medical causes of polydipsia, polyuria, and/or hyponatremia need to be ruled out. ...Read more
I'm urinating frequently but my blood sugar levels and kidney tests are all normal. What else could cause frequent urination?
Frequent urination: Diabetes mellitus & urinary tract infections are common causes of frequent urination. Latter is associated w/painful urgent urination. Some medications, like diuretics, can do this. Caffeine & alcohol are non-prescription diuretics! overactive bladder can lead to frequent urination. Diabetes insipidus is another cause. Check out http://www.Mayoclinic.Com/health/diabetes-insipidus/ds00799. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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