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Why am i getting abnormal thirst ?

I am 14. I have noticed that I get abnormally thirsty. This happens the most after main meals. It remains the same or probably increases if I brush my teeth. And at night, I constantly go to the bathroom to urinate because of my excess water intake. It feels uncomfortable. Please help.
Asked On : Tue, 25 Oct 2011
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General & Family Physician 's  Response
Hi Ivan,

welcome to HCM.

avoid drinking water at least two hours before going to sleep. Day time it is a good habit to drink plenty of water as it is essential for the proper working of our body system. If you reside in a high altitude location or in a place where it is generally very cold, then your water requirement will be drastically reduced. In such situations frequent urination is quite normal if you take more water.

Just to be on safer side you should consult a doctor and rule out Juvenile Diabetes or diabetes insipidus and get an ultrasound scan done to exclude posterior urethral valve or partial retention of urine.

Wish you all the best.
Answered: Wed, 26 Oct 2011
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General & Family Physician Dr. Pavan Kumar Gupta's  Response
Hello.Welcome to HCM forum.Consult a doctor and rule out diabetes and hyperthyroidism.If they are normal then it means you are taking less water at other times then meals.Drink plenty of water during the day time and stop taking water 2 hrs prior to your sleep.This will keep you hydrated well and you will urinate less in the night.Thanks and good luck.
Answered: Wed, 26 Oct 2011
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welcome,thre seems to diabetes.please get your blood test with special refeferace to bsr and esr and also get complete urine.the blood test should be 12 hrs fasting and random after two hours of meal.then post the results of the tests or consult with diabtologist near you for treatment
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Answered: Thu, 27 Oct 2011
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