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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience in General Practice
Medical Questions: I am not sure if I am missing the point. But, all fluids in your body go through the liver, lungs and kidneys and are used up and cleaned up and excre ... Read More

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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Fronzaglia ii, do, ms
20 years experience in Geriatrics
Depends: The type of IV fluid used depends on the patient's needs.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Silviu Pasniciuc
26 years experience in Internal Medicine
Rate is adjustable: And decided by treating physician. It may vary from 30cc/h to wide open.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Kurzweil
49 years experience in Internal Medicine
Sugar, salt, lactate: Iv fluids 101. The most common IV fluids uses are some combination and concentration of sugar (glucose, dextrose), salt (saline), and lactate. These ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Fronzaglia ii, do, ms
20 years experience in Geriatrics
Many: The top reason for stopping IV fluids is that patient has received enough.
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Cellulitis: Cellulitis is a mild bacterial infection from the injection site of the IV that now spreads up the arm. Topical antibiotics or changing the IV site bo ... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Creighton Wright
55 years experience in General Surgery
Likely nothing: This is a bit more than a usual beverage and you state it is iv. Most will respond by urinating. Someone with a low blood pressure to rise or dehyd ... Read More
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A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Scott Diede
28 years experience in Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
It is possible: Depending on how much IV fluids were given and the state of renal impairment, it is quite possible that pulmonary edema could result.
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tung Nguyen
30 years experience in Neurosurgery
Intensive care: Patients with cerebral edema may have significant brain dysfunction, causing decreased alertness or even coma. These patients cannot eat or drink. Iv ... Read More
A 55-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tiffanie Noonan
19 years experience in Pediatrics
Depends on reason: Although there is no inherent danger in drinking or eating while getting IV fluids, it is important to discuss with the physician if they have another ... Read More

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