Posted by: Curious | 2006/04/05

why the BIG thirst?????????

Doc, please explain to me why does one become so extremely thirsty when you are pregnant,well Im experiencing it,Im about six weeks. What causes this??

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Thirst is not a usual symptom of pregnancy. It might be a good idea, as the other respondents have suggested, to check for diabetes.

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Posted by: Liesel | 2006/04/06

I had the same experience, could drink water and cold drinks anytime of the day. Well i am also pregnant and when i went to doc, well he discovered i am in deed diabetic. So please go and checked it out.

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Posted by: Lou | 2006/04/05

You may need to be tested to make sure you are not diabetic - but saying this, I craved water when I was pregnant and drank about 5 litres a day - it made sure I never suffered from constipation!! I had a very healthy baby and no side effects from all the water.

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