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. I am 61 years old and very overweight. I am diabetic, have

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. I am 61 years old and very overweight. I am diabetic, have cholesterol and high blood pressure conditions. Is there anything to worry about that during the night and this morning I have been continually going to the toilet to empty my bladder. I feel ok but thirsty but not drinking excessive amounts of water. Thanks
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  DrRussMD replied 2 years ago.

Yes
Diabetes poorly controlled is a concern.
Kidney or urinary track infection is a big concern: you need a urinalysis.
Kidney disease is a concern..you need a blood test and ultrasound, maybe, if there is no infection found.
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Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Thanks reply Dr Thomas. I have had this problem before quite a number of times but normally it happens during the night only. I take daily 1 80mg Gliclazide, 4 500mg Metformin and an injection of Liraglutide diabetes. I had my Diabetic checkup recently. If I had a problem with my kidneys would that not have shown up in the blood test results. Thanks
Expert:  DrRussMD replied 2 years ago.
No
Not necessarily.
You need a urine microalbumin detection, which is not typically done.
Routine blood results often miss kidney disease.
You currently also MUST rule out infection.
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