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My son is 17 mo old and past week he has been drinking and

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Hello, my son is 17 mo old and for the past week he has been drinking and peeing much more frequently than before... I am so worried. We don't have diabetes in the family but we do have other autoimmune diseases (celiac), so I Am worried. He is also a
bit crankier than usual but he has energy and plays... Please advise
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Pediatrics
Expert:  Dr. Su S. replied 1 year ago.

Greetings,
Thank you for your question.
I am Dr. Su S. and I will try my best to help you.

If some one takes more fluid, urine can be frequent.

He is a bit crankier, urinary infection can be possible.

The symptoms are continuing for a week, a urine test can give preliminary idea about it.

Though diabetes is not very common at this age, still you should talk with his pediatrician to have a look.

I hope this information will be helpful.
If you have any query, please feel free to ask.
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Wish his healthy life.
Regards.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Are you concerned that he is unusually thirsty? Would diabetes have more severe symptoms?
Expert:  Dr. Su S. replied 1 year ago.

Dry, hot climate can cause excessive thirsty.

Initially diabetes can present with such symptoms too.

However diabetes should be checked asap.