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16 mth baby drinking 1200 ml water in 8 hrs, passing 1300 ml urine. Serious?

Hello, my baby is 16 months old and drinks large amounts of water. I ve measured 1.200ml in 8 hours with a loss of 1.300ml of urine in the same time. My pediatrition told me of a condition in which the baby may not have a hormone biospherin I think. We live in Greece and the hospital in the part of Greece we live in does not have the instrument that measures osmolysis of the urine. I don t know where to go from here and how serious this condition is. Is there a chance the baby is just addicted to his bottle?
Asked On : Thu, 31 Jan 2013
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there are two common condition that must be screened for in this case. first be sure the baby does not have infant onset diabetes mellitus (fasting blood sugar) or diabetes insipidus (lack of anti diuretic hormone). Urine electrolytes and serum electrolytes could be very useful. Visit a pediatric endocrinologist or suggest to your physician these very likely conditions be screened for.
Thanks and hope this helps,
Luchuo, MD.
Answered: Thu, 31 Jan 2013
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