4 months postpartum. Excessive thirst, excessive urination and tender breasts?

Masallah - posted on 11/23/2012 ( 11 moms have responded )

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I breastfeed so I drink a lot of water.. but I have been peeing like every hour and it will feel like I have been holding it all day.. The last 3 days my breasts are getting more and more tender.. I havent had a period yet so I don't know what is going on.. Has anyone else had these symptoms

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Francine - posted on 11/26/2012

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Go see your doctor he/she would be the only to know what is going on with your body.

Leilani - posted on 11/24/2012

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You may want to take a pregnancy test as well. I found out I was pregnant with my second when my daughter was 5 months old. I was breastfeeding, hadn't introduced solids and hadn't had a period. It would explain the bathroom and sore breasts.....

Monica - posted on 11/24/2012

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As far as health issues, probably more likely your thyroid than diabetes. I was diagnosed with hypothyroidism 9 mos after my son was born. The symptoms are dry skin / thirst, hair loss and fatigue, which coincide with the effects of motherhood and breast feeding so they're easy to miss. Good luck!

Robin - posted on 11/23/2012

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Not to alarm you but I agree with everyone else. The excessive thirst and going to the bathroom are a big concern. Should make an appt with your PCP as soon as possible and get a fasting glucose test.

Masallah - posted on 11/23/2012

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yea i made a doctor appointment cause at first i thought that too.. But im pretty healthy so Im praying to god thats not it!

Jazmyne - posted on 11/23/2012

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Yes, However that was only one reading. (and to get an accurate reading you're supposed to wait an hour) An A1C would test your average sugar over the last 3 months, not just one meal. And it doesn't have to run in the family for you to get it. I have a friend who's daughter has diabetes and noone else in their family has it. All I was saying was that it sounds conserning. I'm just trying to give you ideas. It's worth a look into.

Masallah - posted on 11/23/2012

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my mother in law has diabetes so i used her machine to check my blood sugar like 45 min after thanksgiving dinner and it was normal. so i dont think its that. plus it doesnt run in my family.

Jazmyne - posted on 11/23/2012

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Well the tender breasts could be a sign of your period returning, or something hormonal. However the exessive thirst and urinating kind of sounds conserning. I would go to your doctor and have them do an A1C. You may have diabetes.

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