A 23-year-old male asked:
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how can you tell if your dehydrated? any specific thing to look for?

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Dr. Hashmat Rajput
38 years experience Internal Medicine
Dehydration: The severity of symptoms are different in children, adult and old people. Can be mild, moderate and severe. Thirst, dry mouth or buccal mucosa, dry skin, poor skinturgor, sunkeneye, sluggish, tired, poorappetite, constipation, decrease urine out put to nil, dark urine, confusion and unable to think straight. Blood test blood urea nitrogen is high. Diarrhea & vanco for c. Diff?Good luck.
Answered on Dec 10, 2013
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Dr. Ryan Phasouk
17 years experience Family Medicine
One way: One way to tell if you are dehydrated could be if your urine is a very concentrated appearance, such as dark yellow. You want to make sure you are drinking enough fluids to maintain a light-yellow lemonade appearance of your urine.
Answered on Sep 16, 2013

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