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Can chemotherapy cause dehydration ?

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Can chemotherapy cause dehydration ?

Not per se but if there's nausea, vomiting, diarrhea from it and the patient doesn't drink enough fluids then there can be dehydration

Customer: replied 2 years ago.

There's no nausea or dirrhea but my dad does not drink fluids . Maybe a glass or 2 a day of water .

could this have resulted in low bp of 90'and low pulse of 50?the

hospital are putting fluids .

Well anyone who doesn't drink any more fluids than that in a day's time will definitely get dehydrated and that would explain the low blood pressure and pulse.
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