Dehydration not showing on bloods

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I haven't urinated in 72 hours, I feel really really unwell and I haven't been able to drink much because I keep vomiting. I have a headache and I'm really dizzy. These are all signs of dehydration

They tell me that my bloods are okay therefore I can't be dehydrated. What do I do at this point?
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I haven't urinated in 72 hours, I feel really really unwell and I haven't been able to drink much because I keep vomiting. I have a headache and I'm really dizzy. These are all signs of dehydration

They tell me that my bloods are okay therefore I can't be dehydrated. What do I do at this point?
Who's "they"?

Have you called 111?
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A- You aren’t dehydrated
B- The blood test went wrong somewhere along the line
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this is about to sound crazy.
My creatinine and urea are usually quite low. I read this can be caused by a Low protein diet. My family has something called MCADD which means that we can't properly absorb protein or fat.

Also, I'm hypokalemic due to a stomach condition.

could these factors skew results ?

all the signs of dehydration are there except the bloods
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(Original post by ecolier)
Who's "they"?

Have you called 111?
Doctors on a ward.
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Doctors on a ward.
So you are an inpatient at the moment and not at home?

In that case, you are already been looked after. If you are not happy with the care you're receiving - ask to speak to PALS.
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Doctors on a ward.
(Original post by ecolier)
So you are an inpatient at the moment and not at home?

In that case, you are already been looked after. If you are not happy with the care you're receiving - ask to speak to PALS.
Agree with your comments as any issues then speak to PALS and get them to explain to you reasons of the results.

I'm bit surprised if this person been so dehydrated for such a number of days they haven't put them on a IV drip with fluids plus perhaps put in a catheter till urine is sufficiently enough okay to take it out again....!!! But I supposed the doctors must think otherwise for this ?.
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I haven't urinated in 72 hours, I feel really really unwell and I haven't been able to drink much because I keep vomiting. I have a headache and I'm really dizzy. These are all signs of dehydration

They tell me that my bloods are okay therefore I can't be dehydrated. What do I do at this point?
If you haven't urinated in that long and can't keep fluids down because you're vomiting so much, then that warrants a trip to A&E.
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I haven't urinated in 72 hours, I feel really really unwell and I haven't been able to drink much because I keep vomiting. I have a headache and I'm really dizzy. These are all signs of dehydration

They tell me that my bloods are okay therefore I can't be dehydrated. What do I do at this point?
Quick simple way of testing if ur dehydrated… pinch the skin? Does it bounce back quickly? If so, you’re not dehydrated.
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(Original post by -Eirlys-)
If you haven't urinated in that long and can't keep fluids down because you're vomiting so much, then that warrants a trip to A&E.
He's already a inpatient in the hospital !!!
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You need to have a conversation with the team that are leading your care in hospital. I would be very concerned if someone has not urinated in 72 hours and it warrants further investigation.

Agree with other posters that you need to speak to PALS if you're not happy.
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okay
thanks
I'll try
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