Polyuria is the condition of urinating a lot more than normal. This condition is usually diagnosed if a patient is peeing more than two and a half liters of urine per day. It is often an early symptom of diabetes, and it can also indicate other diseases such as Sjögren’s syndrome, sickle cell anemia, and several different kidney conditions. However, some medications can also cause polyuria. As a medication side effect, this is not necessarily a cause for concern, but it does not hurt to tell a doctor about side effects if they are bothersome. If patients feel they are urinating more than usual and cannot identify a cause, it is extremely important to go to the doctor. There may be nothing wrong, but tests should be done to check on kidney function and to rule out diabetes.
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