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What causes gestational diabetes insipidus?

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It's rare, but sometimes during pregnancy, the placenta can make an enzyme that destroys vasopressin, a hormone that controls water retention. This lack of vasopressin causes heavy thirst and frequent urination. Gestational diabetes inspidus can also lead to lack of control when you pee and to bedwetting.

In some cases, the disease runs in families. In others, it's a problem with the way your body controls thirst. Sometimes, doctors can't figure out what causes it.

SOURCES:

The Diabetes Insipidus Foundation: "What is Diabetes Insipidus?"

The Diabetes Insipidus Foundation: "Maybe Baby? What to expect with DI Before You're Expecting."

Medscape: "Diabetes Insipidus: An Unusual Cause of Urinary Frequency During Pregnancy."

Reviewed by Michael Dansinger on December 25, 2018

SOURCES:

The Diabetes Insipidus Foundation: "What is Diabetes Insipidus?"

The Diabetes Insipidus Foundation: "Maybe Baby? What to expect with DI Before You're Expecting."

Medscape: "Diabetes Insipidus: An Unusual Cause of Urinary Frequency During Pregnancy."

Reviewed by Michael Dansinger on December 25, 2018

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