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Dr. Andrew Rynne
Dr. Andrew Rynne

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What causes dehydration while suffering from kidney stones?

My dad, 80 years of age, has few kidney stones and is extremely dehydrated. We tried reasoning with him to drink more water but he complains from gagging every time he tries to drink water. It has gotten so bad to the extent that he sleeps most of the time and feels tired with almost no appetite for food. How can we hydrate him under such circumstances? Pleas help
Thu, 1 Mar 2018
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Try him giving small sips of water at frequent intervals another option is to give him semisolid foods last option is to give intravenous drip.  Please see that his urine must not below 400 ml per 24 hours, and if it dips, then he must go for drip saline. Go for ultrasound abdomen and urine complete, blood urea and serum creatinine to access his kidney status.

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