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A 36-year-old female asked:

had the stomach flu 5 days ago been very weak since, weakness in thigh & tingling in fingers - could this be low potassium levels?

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Dr. Dennis Clifford
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Sure: You could still be dehydrated and have any number of electrolyte abnormalities. Drink water or even try pedialyte solution if you don't improve quickly.

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I have low potassium and leading up to getting my blood checked i had upper stomach pain and near fainting experience, would low potassium cause this.

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