Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Increased Thirst Evaluation

Evaluation of excessive thirst begins with a history and complete examination.

Tests are often necessary to check for diabetes and other conditions. Sometimes a consultation with an endocrinologist is required for persistent symptoms.

Tests that may be used to evaluate excessive thirst include:

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Last Updated: Dec 10, 2010 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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