Hypovolemia For Any Reason

Your Path

  • Hypovolemia for any reason


  • Diarrhea
  • Severe N/V
  • Bleeding: GI, GYN, GU, traumatic
  • Poor oral intake
  • Large insensible losses
  • Leaking or fully ruptured arterial aneurysm (e.g. AAA, TAA)


  • Lightheaded, dizzy, weak, confused, unconscious
  • Provoked by standing, or present at baseline if volume loss severe

Physical Exam Findings

  • Elevated hr
  • Low bp
  • May be ill appearing
  • +orthostatic vital sign changes
  • Periphery may feel cool/mottled, with delayed capillary refill