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Consistent Thirst, Constipation & Always going to the bathroom

Posted In: I cannot get a diagnosis. 7 Replies
  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • May 5, 2008
  • 11:13 AM

Hi, Here are some details about me:

Age: 14 (24-02-1994)
Weight: 95kg

Due to where I live it is quite hard to get a hold on a doctor, some problems I am experiencing is I am always thirsty, I can drink 2 Litres of water and in about 2 minutes be thirsty to the point it is hard to swallow. I am consistently constipated, and have been going to the bathroom much much more often then I have previously.

A previous conditon I have experienced is Perthes Disease, because of this reason I was rarly active and gained weight upto 93kg. I have only recently gained another 2kg.

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  • Have you tested your blood sugar to rule out diabetes? Diabetes can cause excess thirst, urination and constipation.
    GD2005 61 Replies Flag this Response
  • Yes, it sounds like you have diabetes. You need a doctor and also need to study nutrition.
    Monsterlove 2,921 Replies Flag this Response
  • It could also be diabetes en sipitus i may have spelt that wrong did you hit your head before this started?
    qwertyuiop123 453 Replies Flag this Response
  • I have not hit my head prior to this and Diabetes could well be a possibility as bot htype 1 & 2 diabetes run in my family line, just I wanted to rule out any other causes.
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies Flag this Response
  • :)I agree this could be diabetes insipidus, although rare the main symptoms are excessive thirst, and urination. A simple blood test to detect the adh hormone in your blood and a urine osmolality could help rule it out.
    raerae19 2 Replies Flag this Response
  • Hi Sweetie, If you have been gaining weight because of other medical problems you might have insulin resistance. IR is a pre-diabetes state and can be handled with a low carb lifestyle. You might not have any other symptoms, but some people have increased hunger as a symtpom, but they dont think of it as one. Some also have mood swings. Ask your doctor to test you for it or atleast your c-peptide to see if you insulin levels are elevated. If you are getting up during the night to pee, that could be a pointer to diabetes type II. Hope this helps, Kiera
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies Flag this Response
  • Those three symptoms are consistent with potassium deficiency. Eat a banana. The posts above are the perfect example of why you should never get a diagnosis from a bunch of strangers on the internet.
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • September 30, 2008
    • 05:38 AM
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