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How Long Are You Hospitalized For Having Severe Dehydration
What does high Blood Albumin indicate? What would you think of a 5.8 blood albumin? Severe dehydration? Long-term consequences for weeks at this #?
Likely dehydration: There are few pathological conditions that result in high serum albumin, except dehydration. Drink enough water so that your urine is clear, colorless and odorless, i.e., watery before repeating the test. If you had injection of contrast medium before the test, that may result in a spurious high reading of albumin. ...Read more
Beensickwithoffbalance, vertigo, and orthostatic hypotension. Was also hospitalized severe dehydration all test negativ including HIV. Have hsv1&2&hpv?
Here are some...: Sorry to hear your suffering from such a big cluster of symptoms. At present, just follow care & instructions from the attending doc; besides and meanwhile, determine to push yourself to do something within your control, that is, quality healthy lifestyle without overindulgence & obsession as described in http://formefirst. Com/eMagicPowerUHL. Html & in http://formefirst. Com/eNewsletter. Html. ...Read more
Salt and water: Hydration with electrolyte rich fluids. The best electrolyte is salt or sodium. However, salt water taste terrible and is hard to consume. Therefore, in severe cases of dehydration, the salt or sodium is delivered intravenously directly into the veins as saline fluid. If IV's aren't available, taking salt tabs and chasing it down with water or fluids is one effective way to get lots of salt in. ...Read more
If someone had a bout of severe dehydration that did not get treated medically in october 2102, is it too late now to reverse the consquences?
Can't say.: Not sure what consequences you refer to. Electrolyte disorders and kidney injury can be reversible, but your doctor would need blood tests to figure this out. Other consequences such as a stroke or heart attack may not be entirely reversible. Best if the patient be seen by a physician to answer your question completely. Best of luck. ...Read more
Will there be serious organ damage if medical help cannot be accessed for hypovolemia due to severe dehydration?
Possibly: Severe dehydration can lead to hypovolemic shock, a problem which can lead to organ damage or death. Seek immediate medical attention in this case. In most cases severe dehydration can be avoided by using oral rehydration solution, such as pedialyte. However, if you are worried you or your child may be seriously dehydrated, don't delay. That is a medical emergency. ...Read more
I've been on low dose Accutane for 2years but on and off due to severe dehydration, does this effect the outcome?
Accutane: Please be cautious with this drug, make sure you aren't pregnant or not planning pregnancy while taking it, even in small doses. This medicine has to monitored by a physician, besides its hazards on pregnancy and unborn babies, it can cause a multitude of side effects. Using it on and off will not be of value, please refer to the doctor who prescribed it, all the best ...Read more
Yes: With rehydration this reverses.Get a more detailed answer ›
What blood albumin number would indicate severe dehydration? (on a lab where 3.5-5 was the normal range)
It doesn't: Albumin is a blood protein. It does not detect dehydration. Clinical signs of dehydration are dry mucous membranes, low blood pressure, rapid, thready (hard to feel) pulse. BUN and creatinine blood values may be helpful. Albumin can be low with poor nutrition, malabsorption, or certain types of kidney disease. ...Read more
Can a person survive prerenal acute renal failure due to severe dehydration without medical help? If so, what are the consequences of not gettin help?
Not advised: Yes, but just because something can be done means that it should be down. A prolonged prerenal state can lead to severe tubular necrosis which is not quickly or always 100% reversible. Prolonged renal failure (prerenal or otherwise) if severe enough puts the individual at risk of death from chemical abnormalities and uremia. Short term risk death, if survives long term risk incomplete recovery. ...Read more
If I go to the hospital for severe dehydration from vomiting, what is the estimated length of time I would need IV fluids?
Depends: It depends how dehydrated you are. You might get couple liters off IV fluids and anti nausea medications. They will keep you typically until you are hydrated enough and you are able to keep down something orally without vomiting. ...Read more
I just had severe dehydration do to doing meth for 4 days and now its been two days and my chest hurts and I keep getting panic attack like symtoms?
Meth: Your symptoms are almost certainly related to your meth use. They could be withdrawal but other problems caused by the meth could also be there. See your dr. ...Read more
Part of the tops of cornea have lost color (brown) after eyes shrunk in sockets due to severe dehydration. What is happening? Retinal detachment?
Arcus senilis: I presume you are referring to a whitish grey ring in the cornea that appears all the way around the colored part of the eye. Most commonly this is not due to cholesterol. It is a normal finding in people as the age, called arcus senilis. It can be a sign of elevated cholesterol in people younger than 45. It is more visible/noticeable in individuals with dark coloring of the eye. ...Read more
Diagnosed w Crohn's of the small intestine july -6 mp x 2weeks- reaction -severe dehydration diaherra vomiting- IV fluids helped- now what?
See your doctor.: You will need a gastroenterologist on the case, and close follow-up will be necessary. Hopefully, this will stabilize with medication and dietary restrictions. Best wishes. ...Read more
My mother is found to have carbuncle on hip, she is diabetic, hypertensive and has just went through severe dehydration and is very week now. Plz advice
History of 12 kidney stones severe dehydration now having burning stabbing pain in right flank area below rib cage into back area plz help?
Get CT: With your history of 12 stones & lithotripsy, the pain in your rt. Flank is very likely another stone. Hopefully you have had a metabolic workup including serum sodium, potassium, chloride, bicarbonate, creatinine, calcium, uric acid & phosphorus;urine pH. Also 24Hr. Urine for volume, calcium, sodium, citrate, oxalate &uric acid. Meanwhile, for your pain, please call your urologist. I hope you feel better soon. ...Read more
What can cause severe dehydration and low potassium even when you can eat normal and haven't been sick?
See your doctor.: Abnormal fluid losses from your GI tract or urine can lead to this. Not sure if you have been having vomiting or diarrhea; if not, a careful review of your medications as would other tests including urine studies are in order. Your doctor can help sort this out after taking a complete history and physical exam. In the meantime, stay well hydrated and liberalize dietary potassium. Best of luck! ...Read more
Hey I was in the hospital on sunday for muscle inflammation and severe dehydration, now im having stomach pains, throwing up and everytime I use the bathroom it's black and loose. Can u please help me?
Get to ER NOW!:
Call an ambulance or have a friend drive you to the nearest ER. Black stools suggest upper gastrointestinal
bleeding. Your condition sounds serious and delay in getting help could be fatal. Don't waste another minute on the internet. Time is of the essence! ...Read more
My 4yr old has been vomiting w/diarrhea for 1 week+ we r seeing the dr in the am. What does severe dehydration look like? Can I wait until morning?
Behavior?: If he is acting normal, playing, etc., then can likely wait until am. If he just lays around, is listless, no energy, then no. If you gently pinch the skin on the back of his hand and lift it up/away from his hand, if it stays up there, like a little "tent, " then no. If in doubt, go to er. We would rather see ; send home than wish you were earlier. ...Read more
In theory Could severe dehydration affect the results of a home pregnancy test and could it delay a period?
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Could severe dehydration affect the results of a home pregnancy test? And could severe dehydration also cause a missed period?
Severe dehydration?: Please forgive my frankness. Who told you that you had "severe dehydration? " If you are up and about and wondering if you are pregnant, you are going to get something to drink before dehydration becomes severe. "Severe dehydration" kills neglected children and disabled people. Look for some other explanation for your missed period; I hope it is what you want. ...Read more
Fever (100) vomiting, diarrhea 4days ago. Fever and vomit went away in 24hrs. No blood or blk stool sometimes painful to go no severe dehydration appetite going back to normal. Drinking fluids. What can I do at home to help stop the diarrhea?
Here are some...: Your report suggests he is fortunately recovering from a bout of GI viral enteritis. At this time, additional drugs may not help much but making sure of proper fluid intake with nutrition. Yes, it is important to seek professional evaluation & guidance so to assure what should be done in the future since online inquiry alone without further detailed history + exam is not adequate for good care. ...Read more
Austin mahone has a blood clot in his throat and 104 degree fever and extreme inflammation and severe dehydration do you think he will be okay?
NO. Go to ER now.: Please see an er doctor for an evaluation and treatment immediately. ...Read more
Recently ER trip for nasty bug. Been home 2 days. How long after can I try dairy products. Had severe dirrhea and vomitting. Dehydration and fainted?
Yogurt: You can try plain yogurt now, but I would refrain from milk and juice for5-7 days. ...Read more