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my 9 year old son has following symptoms; Thirsty all the time,

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my 9 year old son has following symptoms; Thirsty all the time, peeing a lot off course, dizzy/drowsy, panic attacks that he is very ill, shivering,tired and pale. Cant swallow and has dry throat. He has no fever.

Last week he had the same but with fever and got better in 2 days.

Kindly advise. He is normally only 1 day ill every 4-5 months and now twice in one week
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Pediatrics
Expert:  khagihara replied 4 years ago.

khagihara :

I am honored to assist you. My answers are for information purposes only. They don’t substitute for a visit to a doctor’s office. Doctor/patient relationship is not established.

khagihara :

He could have type 1 diabetes melitus or diabetes insipidus.

khagihara :

Have you taken him to his doctor?

khagihara :

type 1 diabetes melitus is usual diabetes.

khagihara :

diabetes insipidus is s an uncommon disorder characterized by intense thirst and the excretion of large amounts of urine.

khagihara :

He should see his doctor to have a blood test, a urine test, a water deprivation test (if necessary), and a physical exam.

khagihara :

Any questions?

JACUSTOMER-kx95xz8d- :

is that the only possibility ?

JACUSTOMER-kx95xz8d- :

or any alternative or are the test by elimination

JACUSTOMER-kx95xz8d- :

is your conclusion based mostly on the excessive thirst and peeing ? As the other symptoms do normally not occur with diabetes (well according to internet)

khagihara :

diabetes could cause weight loss, fatigue, abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, recurrent minor infections, increased appetite.

khagihara :

diabetes could cause anxiety.

khagihara :

it could cause bed wetting at night.