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Dr. Mark Ingerman
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Severe Thirst (Overview)

Marked desire to ingest fluid. Polydipsia = excessive thirst.


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If a person that is diabetic and has severe thirst that won't go away, what should she do?

If a person that is diabetic and has severe thirst that won't go away, what should she do?

Need to see DOC asap: Severe thirst in diabetic may mean uncontrolled blood glucose and diabetes. This is called polydipsis. It may mean dehydration. Need to check your blood sugar and see your doc asap to avoid complications of diabetes like ketoacidosis and coma. ...Read more

Dr. Mark Ingerman
29 doctors shared insights

Severe Thirst (Overview)

Marked desire to ingest fluid. Polydipsia = excessive thirst.


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If a person that is diabetic and has severe thirst that won't go away, what should she do?

Need to see DOC asap: Severe thirst in diabetic may mean uncontrolled blood glucose and diabetes. This is called polydipsis. It may mean dehydration. Need to check your blood sugar and see your doc asap to avoid complications of diabetes like ketoacidosis and coma. ...Read more

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What to do if I have severe thirst as a migraine signal?

What to do if I have severe thirst as a migraine signal?

The Prodrome: is quite common occurring in about 30% of migraineurs. It occurs equally in migraine with and without aura. The prodrome starts from hours to a few days prior to a migraine attack. Features include hyperactivity or hypoactivity, depression, craving for special foods, repetitive yawning. Get your abortive medication ready for the for the acute, occasional migraine attack. ...Read more

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I feeling nausea, dizzy, severe thirst what would that be?

I feeling nausea, dizzy, severe thirst what would that be?

Dry: Your severe thirst may be an indication that you are way behind on your fluid balance. Your dizziness could be a further indication of that (by low blood pressure). Have you been vomiting? Producing an unusual amount of urine? At any rate, if you're unable to satisfy your thirst because of nausea, you may well need IV fluids. Don't wait til you're really sick before seeking medical care. ...Read more

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What can cause severe thirst (7-10 liters per day) other than diabetes insipidus without diabetes mellitus (normal blood sugar)?

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

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Pls comment, few days b4 menses sudden severe dizziness blood glucose spike diarrhea severe thirst heart thump. Any other time all systems normal. ?

Pls comment, few days b4 menses sudden severe dizziness blood glucose spike diarrhea severe thirst heart thump. Any other time all systems normal. ?

Body's reaction: It sounds like you may have been dehydrated from the diarrhea -that would explain the thirst and dizziness. Thirst 'lags behind' volume status-so you were already dehydrated by that time. Dizziness can occur when blood volume is low-remember your heart has to pump UP to the head. Not enough circulation there, you'll be dizzy. You maybe felt the heart working harder? Blood sugar higher b/c stress! ...Read more

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Increasingly often i get episodes of severe lightheadedness, faint feeling, hot and cold waves and crave something sweet and very thirsty. No diabetes?

Increasingly often i get episodes of severe lightheadedness, faint feeling, hot and cold waves and crave something sweet and very thirsty. No diabetes?

More data: Depression is a risk factor for diabetes; with your symptoms, you should be tested for diabetes. However, some of your symptoms may be connected with your anxiety. It is important to discuss these symptoms with your primary care provider. Additionally, you should discuss taking both Clonazepam and lorazepam; these are not good long term medications for anxiety, as they are very addicting. ...Read more

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Periodic severe nausea with headache + sweating in evening. Happened every night for the past 7 days. Hungry and thirsty a lot. What's causing this?

Periodic severe nausea with headache + sweating in evening. Happened every night for the past 7 days. Hungry and thirsty a lot. What's causing this?

Nondiagnostic: More information is needed in order to make a diagnosis. Reactive hypoglycemia comes to mind as a possibility. Some people develop low blood sugar a few hours after eating carbohydrates as their pancreas secretes insulin which lowers their blood sugar too much. However your physician will take a thorough history and perform a thorough physical examination as well as order appropriate tests ...Read more

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I am always tired and these past two weeks i've had severe dizziness and have been extremely thirsty. I am on the pill so I do not think i'm pregnant ?

I am always tired and these past two weeks i've had severe dizziness and have been extremely thirsty. I am on the pill so I do not think i'm pregnant ?

Get a checkup: Fatigue, dizziness and extreme thirst can be presenting symptoms of diabetes. You should go to your doctor and tell her your symptoms. She may order some blood tests to screen for diabetes and other health conditions, as well as checking for pregnancy. ...Read more

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sudden severe back flank pain, nausea, weak, thirsty, clear urine, always itchy, no std, no prego, normal abdominal ultrasound, normal ECG, underweigh

sudden severe back flank pain, nausea, weak, thirsty, clear urine, always itchy, no std, no prego, normal abdominal ultrasound, normal ECG, underweigh

Go back to DR: You certainly have been seen by DR to get the testing done that you mention. With the continued pain, it is best to recheck with that DR. ...Read more

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Do diuretics used for cfh lead to thirst?

Do diuretics used for cfh lead to thirst?

No: The diuretics don't lead to thirst. Thirst is caused by vasopressin - a hormone that is activated in heart failure. Thirst often interferes with the recommendations of keeping fluid intake to less than 1.5 - 2 liters per day. ...Read more

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What can be the cause of perspiration and intense thirst?

What can be the cause of perspiration and intense thirst?

Many causes`: Many diagnoses may cause your symptoms. However, the most important to get checked for is to make sure you don't have diabetes. This is a problem with the amount of sugar in your blood. Your dr. Will perform a blood test to make sure. ...Read more

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What is Ions or Electrolytes function for our body? Could Ions stimulates our thirst and enhance our body fluid ?

What is Ions or Electrolytes function for our body? Could Ions stimulates our thirst and enhance our body fluid ?

Biochemistry: There are countless ions and electrolytes in your body, each with multiple different functions. Thirst is a complex mechanism with many different factors. A biochemistry textbook could give you more answers! ...Read more

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I have unquenchable thirst.?

I have unquenchable thirst.?

Get checked ASAP: First test will look for diabetes mellitus, in blood and urine, as this is how very high sugars look. May also have diabetes insipidus, another hormone imbalance. A chemistry panel and urinalysis are definitely good starting points. I'd at least go to urgent care for this, if not the er, unless you get same day appointment with your doc. Can have very bad electrolyte imbalances. ...Read more

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What causes extreme thirst ?

What causes extreme thirst ?

Many possibilities: Depends on other symptoms, what medications you are on, etc. See your doctor for a complete physical and evaluation, . ...Read more

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What can cause constant thirst?

What can cause constant thirst?

Many possibilities: Depends on other symptoms, what medications you are on, etc. See your doctor for a complete physical and evaluation, . ...Read more

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What can cause sudden extreme thirst?

What can cause sudden extreme thirst?

Many possibilities: Depends on other symptoms, what medications you are on, etc. See your doctor for a complete physical and evaluation, . ...Read more

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What would be the most likely cause of my extreme thirst?

What would be the most likely cause of my extreme thirst?

Many possibilities: Depends on other symptoms, what medications you are on, etc. See your doctor for a complete physical and evaluation, . ...Read more

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I wake up a few times a week, dying of thirst. Recently, it's been happening a lot. Tonight is the second night in a row this week. What could it be?

I wake up a few times a week, dying of thirst. Recently, it's been happening a lot. Tonight is the second night in a row this week. What could it be?

See: your doctor for a work up. Blood work etc. make sure nothing medically going on. Several medical issues could cause this. Get checked out ...Read more