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fluid management in dialysis patients

A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Romanth Waghmarae
39 years experience Pain Management
Shoulder pain: This is usually due to some air that has got in and is irritating the diaphragm.
Dr. Pouneh Nouri
Specializes in Nephrology and Dialysis
Peritonitis: You seem to have peritonitis (infection of the peritoneum) which causes abdominal pain and turbid PD fluid and need antibiotics immediately! Shoulder ... Read More
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Dr. Rex Mahnensmith
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Pain on PD: This question is clearer - turbid fluid indicates infection. Infection will cause these symptoms. Call your doctor and PD nurse.

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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Greer
44 years experience Family Medicine
Labs: Suspect liver problems and address them soon.
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Dr. Satinder Aggarwal
49 years experience Internal Medicine
See Dr.ASAP: With so many issues going on, see your dr.Asap.
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Dr. Reid Blackwelder
37 years experience Family Medicine
Check liver: This sounds like a very serious problem. The yellow eyes suggests jaundice and liver dysfunction. In the setting of kidney and heart problems, too, i ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. S. Smiley Thakur
31 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Yes: Take care not to compress your fistula access while lying down. Catheter exit sites need to remain covered. If a pd access, keep your exit site c ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Fred McCurdy
45 years experience Pediatric Nephrology and Dialysis
Don't Really Know: Have spent a bunch of time researching your question and can find no good answer. It is reported to improve renal function in some patients and there ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Linda Gromko
48 years experience Family Medicine
When kidneys fail: People are treated with dialysis when the kidneys are no longer able to perform their main functions: filtering out toxins and removing excess body fl ... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Jason Kline
19 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Avoid decongestants.: Best to check with your nephrologist for specific advice that is tailored to you. Many cold medicines with decongestants can raise blood pressure and ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. S. Smiley Thakur
31 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Clean & Squeeze: Dialysis is both about cleaning (dialysis) the blood of toxins and squeezing (ultra-filtering) excess fluid out. Both functions are done constantly in ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jack Rubin
48 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Dialysis diet: Patients on dialysis need to have diet that are special to them. If they are not diabetic, the usual diet is a two gram sodium, 2 gram potassium and 8 ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alok Agrawal
34 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
See below: In general regular dialysis. Watch fluid intake. Follow dietician's instructions. Take medications on time. Your dialysis center has a dedicated team ... Read More
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A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Christiaan Maurer
23 years experience Internal Medicine
Depends: If they are old about 5 years. Younger people will live for many many years.

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