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A 19-year-old female asked:

what can cause dehydration?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Two main issues: Hydration is your state of water balance. The human body is made up of so many fluid/water based systems that poor hydration can cause the system to fail.Dehydration is caused by 2 main issues:doesn't come in or goes out too fast. If you have no fluid intake, over time your body pees, perspires or breathes off fluid.If you vomit, pee or poo away your fluids you get dry.Either produces dehydration.

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A 39-year-old female asked:

Can sjogrens cause dehydration?

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Dr. David Greenfield
Rheumatology 41 years experience
Not likely: Most probable explanation is dry mouth secondary to decreased saliva. This can make the person desperate for water, however it is not typically associated with true dehydration.
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A 28-year-old female asked:

Can dehydration cause slightly elevated alpha fetoprotein?

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Dr. Jack Rubin
Nephrology and Dialysis 48 years experience
Dehydration and labs: Dehydration can raise some blood values. Most notably, sodium, chloride, BUN and creatinine are elevated due to less water in the blood. Likewise, Alpha fetoprotein can also be elevated and you would have to see how how the elevation is and how the severe the patient's dehydration was at the time the blood sample was taken. Ask the physician who ordered the test for her input.
A 35-year-old member asked:

Can dehydration cause thrombocytosis?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
Not really: It even raises the hemoglobin and hematocrit only a few percent. The most common cause of thrombocytosis is iron deficiency; no one knows why. Very high counts should prompt a workup. Best wishes.
A 47-year-old member asked:

What would cause 90% dehydration?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Wouldn't happen: No living thing would have this degree of dehydration. Most will begin to have significant system failure when the dehydration percentage begins to exceed 10-15%. 90% dehydration is how you describe beef jerky.
Dallas, TX
A 24-year-old female asked:

Can dehydration cause 2+ prtoteinuria ?

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Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 61 years experience
Proteinuria: Abnormal levels of protein in urine is caused by pathology of the glomerular apparatus of the kidney or by circulating amounts of abnormal proteins as seen in multiple myeloma or amyloidosis. Glomerular damage can occur with autoimmune diseases, hypertension, or diabetes, for example. If proteinuria persists, consult a nephrologist for evaluation. Appropriate tests will be done.

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