Jan 28, 2009 - 10:01 pm
I had a nephrectomy 2 years ago due to Kidney cancer stage I.
I went to my Dr complaining that I am always thirsty and I wake up every 2 hours in the night to urinate even when I try not to drink past 3:00pm. I thought I had Diabetes, but he called me today with the results of my blood work and a 24 hr urine test, stating my urine was very diluted and he has diagnosed me with Nephrotic Diabetes Insipidus. (not the same as Diabetes)
Basically my kidney is not responding to ADH a hormone created by your Pituatary gland. He says he does not think it is caused by my having only one kidney because blood work showed my kidney function test were all normal. He also stated that sometimes this just happens with no underlying cause. I dont buy it! He is putting me on a homone Desmopressin. I was just wondering if anyone else out there has had this or knows anyone with it? I have been all over the internet and read its not serious and they usualy treat the underlying condition if they know what it is.
If I had 2 kidneys I would not be so worried....
I will ask the Uro1ogist when I go in for my Cat Scan and check up next month but in the mean time, would like to hear from others.
Thanks to all for any feedback.