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Polyuria: Introduction

Urinating too much liquid ("polyurea") needs to be distinguished from the slightly different symptoms of excessively frequent urination, urinary dribbling, or unusual urgency to urinate. Urinating too much fluid or urinating too often can indicate several serious medical conditions. Some possibilities include urinary tract infections, bladder conditions (e.g. interstitial cystitis), or prostate conditions (e.g. BPH). Also possible are metabolic conditions such as Type 1 diabetes, Type 2 diabetes, or diabetes insipidus. Seek prompt professional medical advice about urination symptoms....more »

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Causes of Polyuria:

The following medical conditions are some of the possible causes of Polyuria. There are likely to be other possible causes, so ask your doctor about your symptoms.

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Common Causes Related To Pregnancy: Polyuria

  • Normal related to increased renal blood flow
  • Bladder compression due to enlarging uterus
  • more causes...»

Other Causes Related To Pregnancy: Polyuria

Other Causes Unrelated To Pregnancy: Polyuria

Home Diagnostic Testing and Polyuria

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Causes of Types of Polyuria:

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Review causes of types of Polyuria in more specific categories:

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Polyuria: Symptom Checker

Listed below are some combinations of symptoms associated with Polyuria, as listed in our database. Visit the Symptom Checker, to add and remove symptoms and research your condition.

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Polyuria Treatments

Some of the possible treatments listed in sources for treatment of Polyuria may include:

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Stories from Users for Polyuria

Real-life user stories relating to Polyuria:

Message Boards for Polyuria

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Diagnostic tests for Polyuria:

Various tests are used in the diagnosis of Polyuria. Some of these are listed below :

  • Physical examination
    • Examine state of hydration
    • Blood pressure
    • Examine for signs of complications of Diabetes mellitus including cataracts, diabetes retinopathy, hypertension, ischemic heart disease, stroke, peripheral vascular disease, Candida skin and genital infections, peripheral neuropathy
  • Blood tests
  • more tests...»

Medications or substances causing Polyuria:

The following drugs, medications, substances or toxins are some of the possible causes of Polyuria as a symptom. Always advise your doctor of any medications or treatments you are using, including prescription, over-the-counter, supplements, herbal or alternative treatments.

Drug interactions causing Polyuria:

When combined, certain drugs, medications, substances or toxins may react causing Polyuria as a symptom. Always advise your doctor of any medications or treatments you are using, including prescription, over-the-counter, supplements, herbal or alternative treatments.

  • Lithium Carbonate and Acyclovir interaction
  • Lithium Carbonate and Indomethacin interaction
  • Lithium Carbonate and Losartan interaction
  • Lithium Carbonate and Mazindol interaction
  • Lithium Carbonate and Methyldopa interaction
  • Lithium Carbonate and Phenytoin interaction
  • more interactions...»

Polyuria: Comorbid Symptoms

Some of the comorbid or associated medical symptoms for Polyuria may include these symptoms:

Causes of General Symptom Types

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Causes of Similar Symptoms to Polyuria

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Assessment Questionnaire: Questions your doctor may ask (and why!)

During a consultation, your doctor will use various techniques to assess the symptom: Polyuria. These will include a physical examination and possibly diagnostic tests. (Note: A physical exam is always done, diagnostic tests may or may not be performed depending on the suspected condition) Your doctor will ask several questions when assessing your condition. It is important to openly share any pertinent information to help your doctor make an accurate diagnosis.

It is also very important to bring an up-to-date list of all of your all medical conditions, medications including dosages, and names of numbers of any specialist you see.

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Polyuria: Deaths

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Misdiagnosis and Polyuria

Interstitial cystitis an under-diagnosed bladder condition: The medical condition of interstitial cystitic is a bladder condition that can be misdiagnosed as various conditions such as overactive bladder or other causes of pelvic more »

Polyuria: Research Related Doctors & Specialists

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Hospitals & Clinics: Polyuria

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Polyuria: Undiagnosed Conditions

Conditions that are commonly undiagnosed in related areas may include:

Causes of Polyuria listed in Disease Database:

Other medical conditions listed in the Disease Database as possible causes of Polyuria as a symptom include:

Definitions of Polyuria:

Urination of a large volume of urine with an increase in urinary frequency, commonly seen in diabetes.
- (Source - Diseases Database)

Renal disorder characterized by the production of large volumes of pale dilute urine; often associated with diabetes
- (Source - WordNet 2.1)

Organs affected by Polyuria:

The list of organs typically affected by Polyuria may include, but is not limited to:

Detailed list of causes of Polyuria

The list below shows some of the causes of Polyuria mentioned in various sources:

How Common are these Causes of Polyuria?

This information refers to the general prevalence and incidence of these diseases, not to how likely they are to be the actual cause of Polyuria. Of the 250 causes of Polyuria that we have listed, we have the following prevalence/incidence information:

  • 6 causes are "very common" diseases
  • 5 causes are "common" diseases
  • 6 causes are "uncommon" diseases
  • 1 causes are "rare" diseases
  • 10 causes are "very rare" diseases
  • 235 causes have no prevalence information.

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Polyuria:

The following list of conditions have 'Polyuria' or similar listed as a symptom in our database. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.

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Causes of Polyuria Based on Risk Factors

This information shows analysis of the list of causes of Polyuria based on whether certain risk factors apply to the patient:

  • Diabetes - history of diabetes or family history of diabetes?

    Doctors and specialists: Who should I consult about Polyuria?

    Depending on the seriousness of the onset of Polyuria, you may want to consult one of the following medical professionals.

    Important:In extreme cases, always seek advice from emergency services :

    What are the alternative names for Polyuria:

    Diuresis, Polydipsia, Urine output increased
    - (Source - Diseases Database)

    Classifications of Polyuria:

    Subtypes of Polyuria:

    Frequent urination (129 causes)

    Medical Conditions associated with Polyuria:

    Urinary difficulty (648 causes), Urinary symptoms (1228 causes), Bladder symptoms (1010 causes), Urinary problems (1033 causes), Sexual symptoms (1838 causes), Urination symptoms (1228 causes), Urinary system symptoms (1228 causes), Digestive symptoms (5299 causes), Abdominal symptoms (5930 causes), Intercourse symptoms (258 causes), Lower abdominal symptoms (3048 causes)

    Symptoms related to Polyuria:

    Thirst (171 causes), Excessive urination (250 causes), Diabetes-like symptoms (212 causes), Diabetes insipidus (40 causes), Chronic renal failure (67 causes), Aldosteronism, Hypercalcemia (54 causes), Hypokalemia (153 causes), Congestive heart failure (140 causes), Noctural polyuria syndrome, Certain medications, Diabetes mellitus (66 causes), Diuretic therapy, Following relief of obstruction, During recovery from acute tubular necrosis

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