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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Roberts
10 years experience Family Medicine
Call your: Dr..... Withour more detail i an not provide more, however with what you did provide i would suggest you call your dr or be seen in an ed.

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Dr. Jason Kline
18 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 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. S. Smiley Thakur
30 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 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Fred McCurdy
44 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 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Knierim
Specializes in Neurosurgery
Supportive care: Airway support with frequent suctioning as needed. Elevation of head of bed 15- 30 degrees. Feeding via gastrostomy or feeding tube. Tracheostomy i ... Read More
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Torkildson
38 years experience Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
It depends: There are too many factors involved to give a "one size fits all" answer. The bottom line is, the patient and family are satisfied with the outcome. I ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jay Park
Dr. Jay Park answered
49 years experience Pediatrics
Depends on: The amount of fluid to be infused IV depends upon the degree of dehyration.
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Coutts ii
25 years experience Family Medicine
Personal treatment: Each person has many factors that can influence their response to a given infection. Oxygen therapy can often improve gas exchange quickly. Some patie ... Read More
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A 67-year-old female asked:
Dr. Timothy Silver
23 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
See your doctor: Uremic polyneuropathy is really a sign that it is time for dialysis. There are other disorders that my be adding to the neuropathy (pins and needles) ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stuart Flechner
45 years experience Urology
Best of luck: Firstly. Congratulations; that is a wonderfully generous thing for you to do for someone else. You should feel proud. Just stay healthy by eating a ... Read More
A 58-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Cohen
27 years experience Family Medicine
Support...: Speak with the neurologist treating you about this; there are many strategies for this diseasewhich affects millions of people...From yoga, to stress ... Read More
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A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rashed Hasan
30 years experience Pediatrics
Attention seeking: Be professional and explain the clinical status in clear and firm language and be consistent with the language.
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A 66-year-old male asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Hospice: This may occur at any time, depending upon the likelihood that the patient is going to benefit substantially from the chemo/rads. If the patient decid ... Read More
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A 66-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stephen Southard
14 years experience Internal Medicine
This is complicated: Much of the decision to enter hospice level of care is related to a patient's present symptoms. If a patient has a terminal condition but isn't in pa ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Albert C. Cuetter
57 years experience Neurology
Comprehensive care: Long-term care needs patience and knowledge: important points are: attention to care of mouth, eyes, skin, bladder and nutrition. Avoid dvts that may ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jack Rubin
47 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Dialysis life span: Dialysis patients patients live for a shorter period of time than do their age-matched controls not on dialysis. At the age of 18, you should definite ... Read More
A 65-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stephen Scholand
22 years experience Infectious Disease
Patient's wishes: Hopefully the patient in question expressed their end of life preferences before they became unable to make their own choices. When a care plan of hos ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Kim
Dr. John Kim answered
16 years experience Internal Medicine
Depends: If your not a transplant candidate and depending on what other ailments they have the person may be on dialysis for the rest of their lives.
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegab answered
39 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Yes, needs dialysis: Immunosuppression is meant to prevent rejection of the transplanted kidney, graft rejection is a separate disease apart from the function of the new k ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Gabor
32 years experience Diagnostic Radiology
There is not: enough specific information to answer the question. Why are you bedridden? Please re-submit.
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Indravadan Gatiwala
41 years experience Neurology
COMA: It depends on cause of coma.
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Passer
34 years experience Child Psychiatry
It is difficult: If possible, i would try and get your siblings (if you have some) as well as other family members involved in the entire process. It is very difficult ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Leibowitz
27 years experience Internal Medicine
You never know: Usually not - but never say never - suppose if the initial insult that led to dialysis was a reversible one -.
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nicholas Nomicos
Specializes in General Practice
Don't give up: Chronic illness is taxing but chronic pain especially so. Making sure you are on an effective anti-depressant and keep strong medication to a minimum ... Read More
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