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My son has successfully completed most of his strenuous training for the US Army Infantry. At his latest course he became immediately dehydrated (early in the day after plenty of fluids) and his kidneys shut down (with all the vomiting, fatigue, elevated heart rate and cramping). His core temperature never exceeded 99 degrees and neither of the two times this has happened were classified as heat incidents. The Army doctors tell him to drink more. I think something else is wrong. Any thoughts?

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replied July 31st, 2017
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It is not possible to make a diagnosis without a complete physical examination. The limited history is also not helpful.

Laboratory tests including blood work, culture studies, chest Xrays etc would also be needed to make a diagnosis and decide on the treatment .

It would be best that you consult with your doctor and seek a proper medical opinion.

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