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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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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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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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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

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Other causes of polydypsia and polyuria than diabetes insipidus and psychogenic?

Other causes of polydypsia and polyuria than diabetes insipidus and psychogenic?

Classic causes: But many patients have taken to consuming large amounts of water due to perception that this is valuable for their health. An internist is ideal to figure this out. ...Read more

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I m 23yr/f virgin.Havin post urine dribbling frm 5months.Also polyuria, more quantity urine than intake.No diabetes.No thyroid.Why do I hv this thn ?

I m 23yr/f  virgin.Havin post urine dribbling frm 5months.Also polyuria, more quantity urine than intake.No diabetes.No thyroid.Why do I hv this thn ?

See answer: Difficult to tell the cause of your symptoms without further information and testing. Recommend you see a urologist to do a complete history, exam, urinalysis, and post-void residual urine. That along with a 3-day voiding diary whereby you measure and record the time and amount (volume) of each urination over 3 separate 24 hr periods should provide the answer(s). ...Read more

Dr. Stanley Schwartz
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Polyuria (Definition)

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 ...Read more


Dr. Olav Jaren
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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