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|Varnae - Wed May 27, 2009 5:18 pm||
OK, I really feel like one of those lame patients on House M.D. that has a problem with a really simplistic answer.
I keep having a frequent urge to urinate. This includes getting up several times in the middle of the night to urinate. The cause is excessive drinking of water, which I can't seem to stop doing. For the last week or so I have been drinking at least 3-4 liters of water a day. It seems that whenever I go to the bathroom I need to drink immediately after.
I had this happen about 2 years ago as well. I went to the doctor because my grandfather developed diabetes (although at a late age) and I tested negative for diabetes and a UTI.
The one similarity between then and now is that I have started having sex again. I started having sex with my now ex-girlfriend two years ago and it was around then that I had these symptoms. We have since broken up. I dated a Catholic for 16 months (no sex there). After we broke up, I started dating someone new. Now that we are having sex, the symptoms seems to be returning.
At first I thought that this might be a UTI that is causing frequent urination. But given the fact that I have no other symptoms (pain, fever, etc), I'm not sure that a UTI is the answer. If I throw out the urination symptom of excessive fluid consumption, then I need to know what could be causing me to crave water continuously.
|Dr.M.jagesh kamath - Wed Aug 26, 2009 8:40 pm||
HI,psychogenic polydipsyia which is nothing but an anixiety state seems to be your problem.Other causes like diabetes insipidus can be ruled out by simple urine test of measuring specific gravity.
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