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I'm 17 years old female, 161cm and weigh about 43kg (I have noticed that I've lost some weight in the last two months).

Over the last couple of months I've been very thirsty and find myself constantly drinking water. I drink more than 3 litres a day which is way more than I used to. If I don't drink water for about half an hour I start feeling dehydrated.

In addition to this I've been having trouble with frequent urination, I don't know whether this is just a result from drinking so much water, but it is getting in the way of my day to day life as I'm constantly needing to go to the toilet, and the need is reasonably urgent. I go to the toilet between 8-11 times a day.

I do feel very tired for a lot of the time, but this is something I've been experiencing for a long long time.

I don't know whether I'm being a bit hypercondriacal in being worried that it could be diabetes or not, could someone help me in telling me what you think or giving some advice?


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replied October 14th, 2016
Diabetes Answer A59101
Thank you for asking at Ehealth forum!

I read your question and i understand your concern. Get work up for your metabolic profile for polydipsia could be a cause for many reasons. Frequent visit to toilet with urgency should be evaluated for acut bowel infection or functional bowel disorders like IBS.

I hope it helps. Stay in touch with your healthcare provider for further guidance as our answers are just for education and counselling purposes and cannot be an alternative to actual visit to a doctor.
Take care
Khan


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