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Hypochondriac Or Possible Cause For Concern

Discussion in 'Ask A Question' started by bencurtin, Jun 11, 2018.

  1. bencurtin

    bencurtin · Member

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    Hi,

    I am 16 years old and am quite small and skinny. Recently I have been urinating very often (up to every 20 minutes for several hours) and excreting over 4l a day. I am peeing lots mostly due to being very thirsty and so drinking a lot which I thought was abnormal. I looked this up and found that these are common symptoms of diabetes and so is fatigue; I have been fatigued for a while but I am just putting this down to exam stress as I am doing my GCSEs. Are these symptoms dangerous enough that I should see my GP ASAP or can I wait two weeks until my exams have finished?

    Thank you.
     
  2. Bluetit1802

    Bluetit1802 Type 2 (in remission!) · Legend

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    They are certainly symptoms of diabetes, but other things as well. Always a good idea to see a GP though, and the sooner the better.
     
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  3. bencurtin

    bencurtin · Member

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    Ok thank you I will ask my mum to see him as soon as I can :)
     
  4. Mike d

    Mike d Type 2 · Expert

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    Yes, get it seen to ... that's not being a hypochondriac, just sensible
     
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  5. bencurtin

    bencurtin · Member

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    Thank you, I am booking an appointment tomorrow :)
     
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    Jaylee Type 1 · Moderator
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    Hi @bencurtin ,

    Welcome to the forum. & good news you are seeking professional medical help!

    I heartily agree with the guys above... See a doctor.

    Good luck!
     
  7. bencurtin

    bencurtin · Member

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    I saw my doctor yesterday and she is worried it could be Type 1 Diabetes. Booked for a urine test and a fasting blood test a week from now. Hopefully, I'm not too ill but if I do come back with high blood glucose concentrations at least I have this website for support. Thanks all!
     
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    briped Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    The best of luck with that and with your exams. :)
     
  9. bencurtin

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    Thank you, let's hope all goes well :)
     
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    Jenny15 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Great to hear this. Was there a reason why there is a one week wait? It sounds like your symptoms are making it tough for you day to day. If you feel worse, please don't hesitate to call the helpline for advice (is it 111 in the UK?) day or night.

    If diagnosed with type 1, and you feel your exam performance has been affected (or you are unable to attend an exam), there is usually a way for that to be taken into account, with a doctor's letter.
     
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    Hey sorry for the late reply, been busy with exams and revision. I submitted the urine test a few days after the post, but I am not sure why the blood test was booked for a week from my appointment (tomorrow now). The doctor did, however, prescribe me Oxybutynin Hydrochloride which acts on my bladder muscles so that the urge to urinate gets masked by the effect of the drug. Therefore, one of the more annoying symptoms is now less of a problem so it hasn't been so bad though my excessive thirst and fatigue has not let up and occasionally I am feeling quite unwell. And thank you for the suggestion, I will call 111 if I start to feel more unwell as I seen that diabetic ketoacidosis is a dangerous complication of undiagnosed Type 1 Diabetes. Thank ou for your concerns :)
     
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