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Dr. Richard Auerbach
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Excessive Urination (Definition)

Excessive urination may bring confusion in its possible meaning for peeing too often in its frequency or too much in total daily urine volume. By AUA, peeing >8 times in 24 hrs is urinary frequency, though I do not agree to. Peeing often may be related with much urine excretion resulting from over drinking, poor renal ...Read more


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What is polyuria?

What is polyuria?

Too much urine: Poly = much/many; uria = urine. So polyuria is the symptom of making too much urine. One condition causing this is diabetes mellitus with high blood sugars. ...Read more

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What could have given me polyuria?

See below: Polyuria is due to passing large amounts of dilute urine, drinking excess water, or high blood sugar can cause it, and some condition of the kidney called diabetes insipidus can also cause it.Consult your doctor. ...Read more

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What exactly is nocturnal polyuria?

Salt, swelling: I would worry about fluid accumulation during the day in the legs due to excess sodium intake and vascular insufficiency. During the day the venus blood has to fight gravity to get to the heart and so it takes more pressure to return and the water leaks out of the legs into the tissues. At night, no gravity, more return of blood to the heart with greater delivery to the kidneys-more urine output. ...Read more

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Does hypogonadism cause polyuria?

Not usually: There may be other congenital defects esp central diabetes insipidus. ...Read more

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Besides polyuria, what are the symptoms of hypogonadism?

Lots of overlap: Polyuria is more a symptom of diabetes (both mellitus & insipidus) as well as hypercalcemia than hypogonadism (low testosterone). Symptoms of low testosterone include but are not limited to depressed mood, loss of libido (sex drive), erectile dysfunction, increase in fat (despite proper eating), inability to gain muscle (despite exercise), weak bones, loss of zest for life, etc. ...Read more

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My teen has polyuria and polydipsia and I was wondering if that is all they used to diagnose him?

My teen has polyuria and polydipsia and I was wondering if that is all they used to diagnose him?

See below: If you mean to diagnosis diabetes, then no. They will look at the urine for gucose and ketones, and the blood for elvated glucose. And, depending upon how sick the child is, there maybe many more tests. ...Read more

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Why does hypertension cause polyuria?

Ployuria and high BP: The most common cause of polyuria (p) is uncontrolled diabetes. Other causes are diabetes insipidus either central or nephrogenic. I suspect that the person with hypertension (h) and p is taking a diuretic agent which causes one to excrete a lot of urine to control h. If the person you are referring to takes diuretics, that could be the cause of p. If not, the person should see a physician. ...Read more

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Do polyuria and polydipsia automatically make someone diabetic?

Do polyuria and polydipsia automatically make someone diabetic?

No. : Polyuria is the production of large amounts of dilute urine & polydipsia is elevated fluid intake; usually due to fluid losses from polyuria. These are just symptoms of a disorder & several different disease processes can cause this, with diabetes a common & important one. Diabetes is diagnosed by testing blood sugar levels. Other more rare causes are diabetes insipidus & psychogenic polydipsia. ...Read more

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Could the dehydration from polyuria in diabetes also cause a 'percieved' hyperproteinemai?

Could the dehydration from polyuria in diabetes also cause a 'percieved' hyperproteinemai?

Depends: Hi. Hyperglycemia causes progressively worse dehydration the higher the blood glucose (and more prolonged the high glucose). Hyperglycemia & dehydration SHOULD BE TREATED! Severe dehydration can cause impaired kidney function independent of diabetic kidney disease, and impaired kidney function can cause elevations in prolactin. Circuitous answer! Treat your diabetes and dehydration! ...Read more

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Polyuria is common syptom of diabetes mellitus but why?

Polyuria is common syptom of diabetes mellitus but why?

Diabetes: Polyuria or excessive urination is a symptom of diabetes, as a result of kidneys responding to excessive sugar. If blood sugar is above180 and above, the kidneys start excreting excess water to get rid of sugar. ...Read more

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Diabetic pt allready having polyuria so why given diuresis medicen? (having htn and diabetis mellitse)

Diabetic pt allready having polyuria so why given diuresis medicen? (having htn and diabetis mellitse)

For BP control: Polyuria in diabetics is due to poorly controlled blood glucose. Diuretics such as Furosemide help remove excess salt and water and control hypertension. In order to improve your polyuria you will need strict control of diabetes. ...Read more

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How soon will you get polyuria with pregnancy?

Variable: And many women don't get it until late when the enlarged uterus puts pressure on the bladder. ...Read more

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Some nights (once in 10-15 nights) - I have to get up to urinate 2-4 times. Is it nocturnal polyuria (even if it is just once in a while)? Thanks.

Some nights (once in 10-15 nights) - I have to get up to urinate 2-4 times. Is it nocturnal polyuria (even if it is just once in a while)?  Thanks.

Nocturia: Getting up at night to urinate is termed nocturia. If you have episodic nocturia that only occurs once every couple of weeks, it may be related to what and how much you are drinking prior to bedtime. Anything with alcohol or caffeine can cause you to void more. In addition, a large amount of fluid can do this. If bothersome, talk to your doctor who might want to get some blood/urine tests. ...Read more

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Pressure in abdomen polyuria pregnant or pms?

Pressure in abdomen polyuria pregnant or pms?

Several possible: Symptoms of abdominal pressure &/or polyuria are soft symptoms. Several possibilities may present in this fashion, including pms, early pregnancy, urinary or bladder infection or even something as simple as intestinal bloating in a well hydrated person. ...Read more

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Can polyuria due to diabetes be just nocturnal and/or only after pooping?

Can polyuria due to diabetes be just nocturnal and/or only after pooping?

No: Polyuria in diabetes is due to high glucose levels. High glucose induces thirst and high intake of fluid leads to increased urine output in otherwise normal kidneys. The high glucose also is filtered into the urine and exceeds the ability of the kidney to resorb the total amount of glucose. The excess glucose in the forming urine acts as a diuretic preventing retention of fluid from the urine. ...Read more

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I have too low LH and FSH, have been dealing with polydypsia and polyuria for several years. Any relation?

I have too low LH and FSH, have been dealing with polydypsia and polyuria for several years. Any relation?

Hypopituitarism: Un under=active pituitary gland could be the cause. LH, FSH & anti-diuretic hormone are all produced in & by this gland. Best to consult with an endocrinologist ...Read more

Dr. CESAR HOLGADO
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Frequent Urination (Definition)

If the number going to pee makes a person feel inconvenient for daily living , it is denoted as urinary frequency or frequent urination, which should be individualized to reflect the function of bladder storage and emptying, urine excretion, and fluid consumption, although AUA defined it as peeing more than 8 times in ...Read more


Dr. Jeffrey Wint
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More Frequent Urination (Definition)

More frequent urination is a symptom in which a person is urinating (peeing) more times per day, than previously. More frequent urination can be normal, if a person has no ill symptoms but is ...Read more