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Misdiagnosis of Dehydration

Dehydration: Misdiagnosis

Diagnosing dehydration and its cause may be delayed or missed because the dehydration may not be severe enough for a person to seek medical care. Some people, especially as the elderly, may be unaware that they are experiencing symptoms of dehydration, such as thirst, rapid heartbeat, and weakness. In addition, some symptoms of dehydration, such as headache, thirst and dry skin may be attributed to other conditions and factors, such as migraine headache or dry, winter weather.

Dehydration can be a symptom of some serious diseases, such as diabetes, so a thorough medical evaluation is needed to ensure an accurate diagnosis is made for the reason for the dehydration.

Dehydration: Possibly Deadly Misdiagnoses

Some of the causes, which may potentially be dangerous or fatal if left undiagnosed, may include:

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Conditions listing medical symptoms: Dehydration:

The following list of conditions have 'Dehydration' or similar listed as a symptom in our database. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.

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Conditions listing medical complications: Dehydration:

The following list of medical conditions have 'Dehydration' or similar listed as a medical complication in our database.


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