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Can you get increased urination with psychogenic polydipsia? What are the other symptoms?

Can you get increased urination with psychogenic polydipsia? What are the other symptoms?

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

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I have psychogenic polydipsia, can you tell me the treatments?

I have psychogenic polydipsia, can you tell me the treatments?

Slowly reduce H2O in: Confirm that the diagnosiis. Incidental drug therapy is often the culprit, rare brain lesions can also masquerade as pp .See endo md, pp can be managed. ...Read more

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Can psychogenic polydipsia happen on and off through your life? Or is it consistent?

Variable: PP is usually a one-time episode. When it recurs, it is an indication that something has not been fully treated. ...Read more

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Would antidepressants help psychogenic polydipsia?

Would antidepressants help psychogenic polydipsia?

Maybe: But PP is not a classic symptom of depression or anxiety. It is probably a symptom of something that is more complex, and requires a more complete assessment. And, even if prescribed, there is a complex issue of pharmacokinetics in hyponatremia. ...Read more

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I have psychogenic polydipsia, can you tell me the treatments?

Slowly reduce H2O in: Confirm that the diagnosiis. Incidental drug therapy is often the culprit, rare brain lesions can also masquerade as pp .See endo md, pp can be managed. ...Read more

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Can you get increased urination with psychogenic polydipsia? What are the other symptoms?

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

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Drinking 2.5 liters overnight-noon and urinate a lot. I stop drinking water around noon and then concentrate heavily for 10hrs. Should i space my water out? I'm diagnosis psychogenic polydipsia.

Drinking 2.5 liters overnight-noon and urinate a lot.  I stop drinking water around noon and then concentrate heavily for 10hrs.  Should i space my water out?  I'm diagnosis psychogenic polydipsia.

Space it out: I would agree that spacing out water would affect your frequency of urination. If that doesn't change things, you may need to see a doctor to run other tests to make sure it is behavioral or psychogenic as you suggest. Also make sure to avoid caffeine as this can affect your urination as well. ...Read more

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I have HkPP & hypoglycemia. But I have excessive thirst & urination. I need water by my side up to 2 gallons a day. Secondary psychogenic polydipsia??

I have HkPP & hypoglycemia. But I have excessive thirst & urination. I need water by my side up to 2 gallons a day. Secondary psychogenic polydipsia??

Possibly but largely: unfamiliar territory for the vast majority of physicians, including myself, because HkPP is so rare. While thirst, voiding & body control are under brain control 24/7, the mechanisms remain poorly understood & many theories long promoted which do not fit many clinical situations. Thus whether more psychological vs. neurological remains a largely inseparable distinction unless can test some way ...Read more

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Misdx of diabetes insipidus, diagnosis now is psychogenic polydipsia. Am on water restriction, how long until my urine frequency slows down. Currently every 2hr or so.

Misdx of diabetes insipidus, diagnosis now is psychogenic polydipsia. Am on water restriction, how long until my urine frequency slows down. Currently every 2hr or so.

Right away: If your fluid intake has been reduced , your urine output will be proportionally go down.So as you restrict fluid you should see the effect right away.So follow your doctors advice and you will be alright. ...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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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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In hospital w/supposed di. Currently on water depravation test. 4hrs in volume has lessened greatly and urine is concentrating. Dr suggests polydipsia?

In hospital w/supposed di. Currently on water depravation test. 4hrs in volume has lessened greatly and urine is concentrating. Dr suggests polydipsia?

H2O Depriv Test & DI: Yes. The ability to concentrate to that extent would be unheard of w/ central or nephrogenic di. Are they/or have they done any other tests, besides the obligatory urine osmolality before the test? Did they ever do an ADH (vasopressin) serum level? They might not need to, depending on the outcome of your current tests. Let me know how it goes. Remember, if you haven't already, use my "secret code". ...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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A 50 year old man always feels bitter taste .. Polydipsia due to dryness in his mouth .. Also a thick whitish layer on his tongue ..

A 50 year old man always feels bitter taste ..
Polydipsia due to dryness in his mouth .. Also a thick whitish layer on his tongue ..

Mouth symptoms: Taste disturbances can be caused by medication or vitamin deficiencies. Polydipsia can be caused by many conditions, including diabetes or salivary gland problems including sjogren's syndrome and others. The thick white layer on your tongue is vague and nonspecific. If your symptoms persist, see your physician for evaluation. Good luck! ...Read more

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After water dep test dr said I have polydipsia. Even after 1 day of water restriction still urinating every 2hrs. When will it stop? Afraid of dehydration.

After water dep test dr said I have polydipsia.  Even after 1 day of water restriction still urinating every 2hrs.  When will it stop? Afraid of dehydration.

How much urine: You may be urinating every 2 hours due to bladder spasms, small capacity, bladder infections, inability to empty well with overflow. None of these would be treated with fluid restriction and you would continu to have symptoms. It is possible you have washed out the solute in the kidney by drinking too much and this may take a week to normalize and you will continue to have large urine outputr. ...Read more

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Can echos show pulmonary hypertension if you don't have it just because your body is full with fluid? I have polydipsia & changing pulmonary pressures

Can echos show pulmonary hypertension if you don't have it just because your body is full with fluid? I have polydipsia & changing pulmonary pressures

Interesting question: Elevation of pulmonary pressures can result from volume overload, particularly when there is left heart failure. A normal right heart, however, can compensate for increased volume for a period, preventing increases in pressure. When persistent stresses lead to structural changes in the cells of the right heart, it cannot compensate further and increased pressure results and by echo indices of PHT ...Read more