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Dr. Stanley Schwartz
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Polyuria (Overview)

Polyuria is a symptom in which a person makes an abnormally large amount of urine, meaning a large amount each time he urinates (pees) and/or a large total amount throughout the day. Causes of polyuria include diabetes, use of diuretics, drinking too much fluids, etc...


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Does hypogonadism cause polyuria?

Does hypogonadism cause polyuria?

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

Dr. Stanley Schwartz
813 doctors shared insights

Polyuria (Overview)

Polyuria is a symptom in which a person makes an abnormally large amount of urine, meaning a large amount each time he urinates (pees) and/or a large total amount throughout the day. Causes of polyuria include diabetes, use of diuretics, drinking too much fluids, etc...


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What can be bad things besides embarassment with polyuria? Does too much urinating mean my body is loosing vitamins or not getting enouph?

May be normal: The amount of urine that is produced may or may not have anything to do with kidney function. If you drink a lot of fluids, then naturally you will urinate more. On the other hand, polyuria may indicate some kidney abnormalities particularly in the way the kidney is handling fluids. Generally, polyuria does not result in the loss of nutrients such as vitamins or proteins. ...Read more

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How do you treat overactive adrenal glands? Doc says my s&s sound like adrenal...Insomnia, strong pulse, dry lips and mouth, polyuria.

How do you treat overactive adrenal glands? Doc says my s&s sound like adrenal...Insomnia, strong pulse, dry lips and mouth, polyuria.

Complicated: There ar many factors to be considered. First, a solid diagnosis. You need specific tests to confirm or rule this out. Next, if you do have excess hormone, the source must be determined: pituitary tumor, adrenal tumor, or ectopic production. Next, there are several medications used temporarily but, ultimately, the treatment is surgical. Is your doctor an endocrinologist? ...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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When someone takes lithium as medication he has side effects of dry mouth and polyuria for treating those symptoms he is given diuretic. How come?

When someone takes lithium as medication he has side effects of dry mouth and polyuria
for treating those symptoms he is given diuretic. How  come?

Diabetes insipidus: One side effect of lithium is nephrogenic diabetes insipidus. If this was diagnosed correctly, one treatment option is a diuretic.Mechanism is unknown but it is thought that this will "confuse" the kidneys into retaining more fluids thereby alleviating the polyuria. ...Read more

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Home remedies for treatment of frequent urination after sex?She had this problem from 3dys

Home remedies for treatment of frequent urination after sex?She had this problem from 3dys

Urinary Infection: Females are more prone to get urinary tract infection (UTI) after intercourse. Frequency of urination is an important symptom of UTI. This can better spontaneously by drinking more fluids. If it does not improve in a day or two, consult a doctor. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of hyper pigmintattion?

How do I get rid of hyper pigmintattion?

Hydroquinone: Hyperpigmentation if often caused be inflammation du to injury or infection and the action of the sun. Hydroquinone, and sunscreens can revers the process and improve the hyperpigmentation. ...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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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

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


Dr. Ihab Ibrahim
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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