What other symptoms might occur with sugar in urine?

Sugar in the urine may occur with a variety of other symptoms, most commonly those associated with diabetes.

Symptoms that might indicate a serious condition

In some cases, sugar in the urine may occur with other symptoms that might indicate a serious condition that should be evaluated immediately in an emergency setting. Seek immediate medical care (call 911) if you, or someone you are with, have sugar in the urine along with other serious symptoms including:

  • Excessive hunger
  • Fatigue
  • Frequent infections
  • Frequent urination
  • Increased thirst
  • Irritability
  • Loss of vision or changes in vision
  • Slow-healing wounds
  • Tingling or other unusual sensations in the hands or feet
  • Unexplained weight loss

Symptoms that might indicate a serious condition

In some cases, sugar in the urine may occur with other symptoms that might indicate a serious condition that should be evaluated immediately in an emergency setting. Seek immediate medical care (call 911) if you, or someone you are with, have sugar in the urine along with other serious symptoms including:

  • Change in level of consciousness or alertness, such as passing out or unresponsiveness
  • Chest pain or pressure
  • Seizure
INTRODUCTION

What is sugar in urine?

Sugar (glucose) is usually present in the urine at very low levels or not at all. Abnormally high amounts of sugar in the urine, known as glycosuria, are usually the result of high blood sugar levels. High blood sugar usually occurs in diabetes, especially when untreated.

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CAUSES

What causes sugar in urine?

Sugar in the urine is usually caused by prediabetes or diabetes, which results in high blood sugar levels, especially when untreated.

Common causes of sugar in the urine

Sugar in the urine may be caused by several common conditions including:

Medical Reviewer: Cynthia Haines, MD Last Annual Review Date: Aug 8, 2013 Copyright: © Copyright 2014 Health Grades, Inc. All rights reserved. May not be reproduced or reprinted without permission from Health Grades, Inc. Use of this information is governed by the HealthGrades User Agreement.

This Article is Filed Under: Kidneys and the Urinary System


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