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How do you diagnose pituitary diabetes insipidus?

5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Susan Wingo
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Agree w/ Dr. Nguyen

Diagnosing Diabetes insipidus (DI) is based on symptoms, medical history, and lab tests.
Differentiating kidney-level DI and central (brain/pituitary) DI can be done by measuring vasopressin levels (very difficult, only a few labs offer this test) or observing how a person responds to an injection of vasopressin. Central DI = low levels of vasopressin and a strong response to a test dose.

In brief: Agree w/ Dr. Nguyen

Diagnosing Diabetes insipidus (DI) is based on symptoms, medical history, and lab tests.
Differentiating kidney-level DI and central (brain/pituitary) DI can be done by measuring vasopressin levels (very difficult, only a few labs offer this test) or observing how a person responds to an injection of vasopressin. Central DI = low levels of vasopressin and a strong response to a test dose.
Dr. Susan Wingo
Dr. Susan Wingo
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Dr. Quang Nguyen
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Many

Diabetes insipidus is diagnosed through: clinical history, lab + urine tests, and imaging studies (mri).
A water-deprivation test may sometime be needed to know whether the problem is at the brain level or at the kidney.

In brief: Many

Diabetes insipidus is diagnosed through: clinical history, lab + urine tests, and imaging studies (mri).
A water-deprivation test may sometime be needed to know whether the problem is at the brain level or at the kidney.
Dr. Quang Nguyen
Dr. Quang Nguyen
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Dr. Ron Jones
Family Medicine

In brief: Blood test

Blood tests, dilute urine , frequent urine.

In brief: Blood test

Blood tests, dilute urine , frequent urine.
Dr. Ron Jones
Dr. Ron Jones
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