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A.I. Health Assistant Causes for Less Than Normal Urination

The list below shows results from the use of our A.I. Health Assistant by Buoy users who experienced less than normal urination. This list does not constitute medical advice.

  1. 1.Dehydration

    Dehydration occurs when the body does not have fluid to function properly, because of decreased intake or increased losses like vomiting and diarrhea. Symptoms of dehydration include extreme thirst, dark urine, fatigue, and dizziness.

    With rehydration, symptoms resolve completely.

    Rarity:
    Rare
    Top Symptoms:
    fatigue, dizziness, vomiting or diarrhea, racing heart beat, being severely ill
    Urgency:
    Hospital emergency room
  2. 2.Type 2 Diabetes

    Diabetes causes that blood glucose (blood sugar) levels to become high. With Type II Diabetes, the more common type, the body does not make or use insulin efficiently. Insulin is necessary to metabolize glucose.

    Type II Diabetes is a life-long condition but can be well managed.

    Rarity:
    Common
    Top Symptoms:
    fatigue, increased appetite compared to normal, vision changes, feeling itchy or tingling all over, excesive thirst
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor
  3. 3.Hyperparathyroidism

    Hyperparathyroidism is a disorder in which the parathyroid glands in the neck are overactive and produce too much parathyroid hormone (PTH). This hormone causes calcium to be released from bones and into the blood.

    With expert surgery, this condition is cured 99% of the time.

    Rarity:
    Rare
    Top Symptoms:
    fatigue, abdominal pain (stomach ache), depressed mood, irritability, nausea or vomiting
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor

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  4. 4.Acute Kidney Injury

    Acute kidney injury is a sudden episode of damage or failure to the kidney. It is common in older adults as well as patients in hospital.

    Treatment depends on the underlying cause of kidney failure.

    Rarity:
    Rare
    Top Symptoms:
    abdominal pain (stomach ache), nausea or vomiting, urinary changes, shortness of breath, fatigue
    Symptoms that always occur with acute kidney injury:
    urinary changes
    Symptoms that never occur with acute kidney injury:
    vaginal bleeding
    Urgency:
    Hospital emergency room
  5. 5.Congestive Heart Failure

    Congestive heart failure (CHF) is a form of heart failure that causes fluid to back up into the lungs and other tissue. Symptoms include trouble breathing and edema (swelling of ankles, hands)

    This is a lifelong condition but symptoms can be managed.

    Rarity:
    Uncommon
    Top Symptoms:
    cough, fatigue, shortness of breath, cough at night, shortness of breath on exertion
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor
  6. 6.Right Heart Failure (Cor Pulmonale)

    Cor pulmonale is known as right heart failure and is often a long-term consequence of high blood pressure or COPD.

    Treatment depends on severity of illness.

    Rarity:
    Common
    Top Symptoms:
    fatigue, chest pain, shortness of breath on exertion, wheezing, decreased exercise tolerance
    Symptoms that never occur with right heart failure (cor pulmonale):
    severe chest pain
    Urgency:
    Hospital emergency room

Questions Your Doctor May Ask About Less Than Normal Urination

  • Q.Have you been feeling more tired than usual, lethargic or fatigued despite sleeping a normal amount?
  • Q.Have you felt excessively thirsty?
  • Q.Have you ever been diagnosed with diabetes?
  • Q.Have you had any changes in your weight?

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Less Than Normal Urination Symptom Checker Statistics

  • People who have experienced less than normal urination have also experienced:

    • 7% Painful Urination
    • 4% Abdominal Pain (Stomach Ache)
    • 3% Fatigue
  • People who have experienced less than normal urination were most often matched with:

    • 50% Dehydration
    • 25% Type 2 Diabetes
    • 25% Hyperparathyroidism
  • Source: Aggregated and anonymized results from visits to the Buoy AI health assistant (check it out by clicking on “Take Quiz”).

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