In addition to the symptoms of actual dehydration, you may also have vomiting, diarrhea, or the feeling that you "can't keep anything down," all of which could be causing the dehydration.
A physical examination may also show signs of:
Other tests may be done to determine the specific cause of the dehydration (for example, a blood sugar to check for diabetes).
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