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What will happen if I go to the doctor for dehydration?

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The doctor may perform a variety of simple tests at the examination or send blood or urine samples to the laboratory. Through tests and examination, the doctor will try to identify the underlying cause or causes that led to the dehydration.

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MedlinePlus: “Dehydration.”

Mayo Clinic: “Dehydration.”

Johns Hopkins Medicine Health Library: “Dehydration and Heat Stroke.”

Reviewed by Minesh Khatri on May 30, 2019

SOURCES:

MedlinePlus: “Dehydration.”

Mayo Clinic: “Dehydration.”

Johns Hopkins Medicine Health Library: “Dehydration and Heat Stroke.”

Reviewed by Minesh Khatri on May 30, 2019

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