A 32-year-old female asked:
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if all blood work is normal but chloride is high, 111-113 always what would this mean? should i worry? how do i lower it

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Dr. John cuong Doan
17 years experience Family Medicine
You need: a thorough examination and workup by an experienced healthcare provider for metabolic acidosis, diabetes insipidus or kidney disease. You may also have dehydration but that usually gives other electrolyte abnormalities. Also ingestion of certain medications or drugs can cause this isolated hyperchloremia. Please see a healthcare provider right away. Thanks for trusting in HealthTap.
Answered on Jan 17, 2020
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