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What Causes Frequent Urination?

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Posted on Fri, 10 Nov 2017
Question: Lately I have had to urinate seams to be every hour and I am always thirsty. I drink a lot of water to hydrate.
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Answered by Dr. Lekshmi Rita Venugopal (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
Rule out Diabetes Mellitus

Detailed Answer:
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Excessive thirst and urination raises the concern for possible Diabetes mellitus (high blood sugar levels).
Sugar is an osmotic diymuretic. So increased amount of sugar will cause excessive urinary loss of water, which in turns increases the thirst response.
I recommend that you undergo urine sugar levels, urine analysis (urine analysis will help rule out any underlying urinary infection also), random and fasting blood sugar levels, HbA1c level to confirm/rule out Diabetes.
Please be advised to follow up with your primary care provider for further evaluation and management. If confirmed, diabetes will be initially managed with diet and exercise for first 3 months. Then after 3 months, if blood sugars are not controlled medication like Metformin will be started.

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Regards
Dr.Lekshmi
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What Causes Frequent Urination?

Brief Answer: Rule out Diabetes Mellitus Detailed Answer: Hello, Thank you for trusting HealthcareMagic for your health concern Excessive thirst and urination raises the concern for possible Diabetes mellitus (high blood sugar levels). Sugar is an osmotic diymuretic. So increased amount of sugar will cause excessive urinary loss of water, which in turns increases the thirst response. I recommend that you undergo urine sugar levels, urine analysis (urine analysis will help rule out any underlying urinary infection also), random and fasting blood sugar levels, HbA1c level to confirm/rule out Diabetes. Please be advised to follow up with your primary care provider for further evaluation and management. If confirmed, diabetes will be initially managed with diet and exercise for first 3 months. Then after 3 months, if blood sugars are not controlled medication like Metformin will be started. Hope this answers your questions Please address further questions here Regards Dr.Lekshmi