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Diabetes Insipidus (Constant Thirst / Urination)

I do not have a thyroid. I was wondering if anyone else has experienced diabetes insipidus? The reason for the test is because I have been extremely thirsty and urinating almost every 1.5 hours a day. I received a copy of the test results. They tested my ADH level (arginine vasopressin) The results are L<1.0 Range:1.0-13.3

They say there are different types of diabetes insipidus, basically that the kidneys are doing what they are supposed to do or a pituitary issue.

Has anyone experienced this or have any advice? Also, my thyroid levels are actually very good and I feel they are where they need to be. (Taking 1 grain Naturethroid and 50 mcg levothyroxine everyday)

I haven't heard back from the doctor since they were just finalized yesterday.

From looking this up, I may need further testing to rule out exactly what is going on?

-Osmolality, elecrolytes, water deprivation test, MRI to show pituitary?

Any advice?

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Diabetes Insipidus can be caused either by malfunction of the hypothalamus or pituitary, but it can also be caused by malfunction of the kidneys.

Since we are a thyroid forum, we're not real well versed in Diabetes Insipidus; you might get a better response if you post your question in the General Health Forum, which can be accessed via the following link:


If you  have questions regarding thyroid issues, we'll be happy to try to help.
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