Urine output 4l per day! Help.

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Hi,

I've been posting on this forum for the past 3 days trying to make some sense of the problems I have (PCOS? Hashimoto Thyridism). This one concerns the urinary tract (or maybe it's connected  to the endocrine, adrenal glands etc.): How normal or abnormal it is to have a 4 l urine output per day?

I finished my 24h urine cortisol test this mornig and took my samples (two big "jars) to the lab. I did that 3 years ago and the volume vas 3 l! 

My cortisol results will be back in a week. I'm afraid, that my dotor won't comment on the volume. Last time, she didn't and I keep reading that a normal range is between 400 ml and 2,5 l.

Now I don't drink alcohol, coffee; sodas... Should I be worried? I suffer frm water retention, so I try to drink water during th eday, but I don't overdo it.

Thanx in advance.

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    You will urinate slightly less than you drink. But volume can vary from day to day. If you average 4 liters of urine per day over a week, then you are drinking 4 liters a day of liquid. I drink about two liters a day of liquid and urinate about a liter a day and a liter at night. There were times when my rhythms must have been off and I urinated very little during the day and so passed about 2 liters at night. The most I ever passed overnight was 2-3/4 liters. The volume of urine is, I believe, strictly a function of how much liquid you take in. It can spike for a day or two, but the average output over time has to be caused by input. Over time, there's no where else it can come from.
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      Dear Bob, 

      thank you for your reply. I drink throughout the day, mostly because I'm thirsty. When I woke up this morning my mouth was dry, so the first thing I did is drink a big glass of water with my thyroid hormones. After that, I sat on my stationary bike and rode for about 45' and drank almost 500 ml of water. Now I had my breakfast (almond milk banana smoothie with bran and flax seeds) and I'm thirsty again.

      I'll need to look at why I feel the need to drink that much. Btw, I did my fasting glucose levels a month ago and everything was fine.

       

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      Hi Bob, 

      thanx for your suggestion. I've never heard of it before and I'll look it up and ask my doctor. I really need what the problems are before I start  any treatment. I'll start noting down what and how much I drink. 

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    You've got me really worried because I just finished my 24 hour urine test and peed 9 liters! I am 6'1" 280 lbs. pre diabetic, and have not drank more tham 4 liters worth of fluid in the ladt day. So I am in big trouble I think!

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      Greetings Masha17 from old Scotland.

      I PASS 5 LITRES A DAY OF URINE, PLEASE BE SO KIND AS TO REPLY WITH RESULTS AND REPORT FROM YOUR 24 HOUR URINE TEST WHEN YOU PASSED 9 LITRES OF URINE?

      HAVE YOU REQUIRED ANY TREATMENT AND HOW MUCH TO URINATE AT PRESENT?

      WARM REGARDS

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