The provider will do a detailed nervous system exam if a head injury or problem with the hypothalamus is suspected. Tests may be needed depending on the results of your exam.
Your re provider will recommend treatment if needed.
If you are dehydrated, fluids will likely be given through a vein (IV).
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Linda J. Vorvick, MD, medical director and director of didactic curriculum, MEDEX Northwest Division of Physician Assistant Studies, Department of Family Medicine, UW Medicine, School of Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, WA. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Isla Ogilvie, PhD, and the A.D.A.M. Editorial team.