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Frequent urination, blood in urine, drinking lots of water. Due to diabetes?

Hi, I am going to the bathroom every 15-30 minutes after drinking water. I went to a doctor before because I was peeing blood mixed with urine and he told me that I need to drink more water, that solved my problem. But now as I said before, I am going to the bathroom a lot aftre drinking and feeling thirsty nearly all the time. I don t eat a lot of sweets but my family has some members with diabetes , do I have it too? Thanks In Advance
Asked On : Tue, 30 Oct 2012
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Internal Medicine Specialist 's  Response
Thanks for writing to us.
As you had mentioned you are being drinking lot of water & having frequent urination.
Blood in the urine can be due injury to kidney, ureter or bladder due to any stone of due to infection.
First is get your urine routine & microscopy done. That will let us to know whether you have infection orbleeding is due to trauma.
As advised by your doctor, you should drink more water that will help you to flush out any toxin, or small stones through urine which is the cause may be the cause for your blood in urine.

Wish you good health.
Answered: Thu, 1 Nov 2012
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Emergency Medicine Specialist Dr. R.A. Singh's  Response
Hi Mostovoi,
Thanks for writing your query.
The symptoms you have mentioned can occur in Urinary Tract Infection.
Urinary Tract Infection is more common in persons suffering from diabetes.
You should get following investigations done ;-
1. Urine for Routine/Microscopic and Culture/Senstivity
2. Blood sugar (Fasting and PP)
3. HbA1C
4. Kidney Function Test

If there is infection, you can start antibiotic according to the culture/senstivity report of your urine.
I hope this is helpful to you.
Answered: Tue, 30 Oct 2012
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Critical Care Specialist Dr. Sadiq Mughal's  Response
Hi thanks for your question
You have increased frequency of micturation(frequent urination) and you have polydepsia( feeling thirsty and taking lot of water)
These two symptoms are classical of diabetes.
You also have family history of diabetes.
Putting all the three factors together, there is strong possibility that you have developed Diabetes.
However haematuria(blood with urine )is not symptom of diabetes and points towards urinary tract infection(UTI)
Get your fasting blood sugar and urine examination done, that will give diagnoisis,whether your having Diabetes or UTI.
Hope I answered your question
Answered: Tue, 30 Oct 2012
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Internal Medicine Specialist Dr. Akhilesh Dubey's  Response

Welcome to HCM,

If you drink more water it is natural to have frequent urination ,but why there was blood in urine was it checked by proper test or just red colored.

If there is family history of diabetes you must check for diabetes by FBS and PPBS,

You should also get a urine examination to see if there is any infection.There is strong chance that you have UTI,if it is there can be treated easily.

There are few more condition such as diabetes Insipidus and Polydipsia of Psycological origin so please get a complete medical check up and once cause is detected it can be treated.

On average 1.5 to 2 litre water per day is OK for normal temperature conditions.

Take care

Good luck to you
Answered: Tue, 30 Oct 2012
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