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Dr. Gregory Moneta
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Severe Thirst (Definition)

Marked desire to ingest fluid. ...Read more


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I am active and not overweight. For a week and a few days I have had excessive thirst and frequent urination. My urine is very dilute. Please advise.

I am active and not overweight. For a week and a few days I have had excessive thirst and frequent urination. My urine is very dilute. Please advise.

See below: Please see your doctor soon as possible as this could be a sign of diabetes. do not take a chance call your physicians office, ...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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I have a problem with both excessive thirst and excessive urination. I read about a medicine called desmopressin that can help with this. My family complains about the fact I have to be drinking something all the time.

I have a problem with both excessive thirst and excessive urination. I read about a medicine called desmopressin that can help with this. My family complains about the fact I have to be drinking something all the time.

Polyuria/ polyphagia: Hello and welcome to HealthTap, did you ever got further testing for your symptoms? Blood test &/or urine test. Do you have family h/o diabetes? Which other medical conditions do you have. To answer your question; Desmopression is only used in one of the causes for excessive thirst. There are many other causes, my main focus here would be diabetes. Have been ever been tested? Thank you! ...Read more

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I might have diabetes due to excessive thirst, urination and sleeping 10 hours. I am terrified to go to the doctor! What do I do, I'm not going?

I might have diabetes due to excessive thirst, urination and sleeping 10 hours. I am terrified to go to the doctor! What do I do, I'm not going?

Go to drugstore: And talk to the pharmacist and you can purchase a glucometer where you can measure you own blood sugar. If you find you have high blood sugars please seek care! With proper education and treatment you can live a good life. Left alone the consequences could be dire! ...Read more

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What to do if I have an increased thirst and urination?

What to do if I have an increased thirst and urination?

Check blood sugar!!!: Hi. See your doctor and get a fasting serum glucose, an A1c, or/and a glucose tolerance test to check for diabetes. If they're normal, then you can check for other stuff, but that sounds like diabetes until proven otherwise! Good luck! ...Read more

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What could cause a sudden increased thirst and urination?

Here are some...: A 'sudden" something to our body, understandably, results from sudden impact to nerve system - notably sympathetic, at fear/fright/flight chain, or drug effect (alcohol, anticholinergics, antidepressants, antihistamins, etc.), or brisk water loss (poor-controlled diabetes, vigorous exercise /perspiration, high-output kidney failure, etc.). So, screen these possibilities and ask Doc timely. Best... ...Read more

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What are other health conditions that can caused increased thirst and urination besides diabetes?

What are other health conditions that can caused increased thirst and urination besides diabetes?

DI: Diabetes insipidus prevents the kidney from holding on to water, but this is rare. A water deprivation test may be necessary to rule out if it's being considered a possible dx. Urine is always dilute in di. However, increased frequency of urination is not the same as increase in urine volume, leading to much urination. Some people just drink a lot of fluid out of habit and void a lot. ...Read more

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Increased thirst and urgency to urinate? How can I avoid leaking?

Increased thirst and urgency to urinate? How can I avoid leaking?

Look for diabetes: Please find out if you have diabetes.A simple test can look for this disease that has profound ramifications if undetected. ...Read more

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Using the patch to quit smoking and on occasion, the ecig. Along with normal symptoms, increased thirst, occasional burning when I urinate (mild) and I think maybe a small hemorrhoid I can't see.

Using the patch to quit smoking and on occasion, the ecig. Along with normal symptoms, increased thirst, occasional burning when I urinate (mild) and I think maybe a small hemorrhoid I can't see.

Smoking cessation: Good job quitting smoking, the best decision you can make. Keep trying. Your other symptoms sound unrelated to quitting smoking. For hemorrhoid, exercise daily, eat 6 prunes daily. For burning when you urinate, please see physician to check for infection. ...Read more

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Waking up thirsty, tingling sensations in legs, scalp. No increased urination, increased thirst during the day. A little tired. Could this be diabetes?

Waking up thirsty, tingling sensations in legs, scalp. No increased urination, increased thirst during the day. A little tired. Could this be diabetes?

Diabetes?: Your symptoms could be almost anything including diabetes.
You must get to your doctor as soon as possible.
If your doctor cannot fit you in now, please go to the nearest Emergency facility. (Have someone drive you). ...Read more

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I have excessive thirst and have to urinate a lot. It often wakes me in the night with my underwear half wet. I was tested for diabetes very recently.

See a doctor: Having excessive thirst and urination that wakes you at night along with bed-wetting can be a sign of many different problems. Being tested for diabetes is only piece of the evaluation that should be done. You should go see a doctor to discuss this issue in more detail. Other possibilities include a side-effect of your medications, psychiatric disease, diabetes insipidus, and many others. ...Read more

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What might excessive thirst be a sign of?

What might excessive thirst be a sign of?

You are dry!: Thirst is the body's way of telling you that more water is needed! Not soda, energy drinks, sports drinks, caffeine or alcohol. All of these fluids actually make you more thirsty. Excess salt intake can also cause heightened thirst. Metabolically, certain patho-physiologic processes like diabetes can cause excess thirst. But eliminate the common causes first! ...Read more

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Can metformin cause excessive thirst?

Can metformin cause excessive thirst?

Non: Metformin does not cause excessive thirst but high blood sugars can cause. ...Read more

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Could hormone imbalances be cause excessive thirst?

Could hormone imbalances be cause excessive thirst?

Yes: There are many possible causes. If it is accmpanied by great hunger and large amounts of urine, one would suspect diabetes and test approprriately to be sure. ...Read more

Urination (Definition)

The act of passing your ...Read more