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A 44-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

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A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Clarence Grim
56 years experience Endocrinology
Dialysis itching: This is a common problem with many causes: medications, allergies, renal failure. Keep an itching diary and see if and meds or foods are related. Sho ... Read More
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Itching: Per the National Kidney Foundation: "Limited fluid intake: Your dialysis treatment removes extra water from your body, and your limited fluid intake ... Read More
Dr. Donald Colantino
60 years experience Internal Medicine
Dialysis: Some patients note increased itching, which is somewhat common with kidney failure, after dialysis. Occasionally the cause is elevated serum phosphoru ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jack Rubin
47 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Dialysis longevity: The question is difficult to answer. The survival time of a patient on dialysis (d) is dependent on the cause of renal failure, the age and other co-m ... Read More
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Dr. Jared Fialkow
Specializes in Nephrology and Dialysis
Stopping HD: It truly depends on several factors. The most important is the patient's residual renal function. The more the kidneys work, the longer it takes fo ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raj Singh
Dr. Raj Singh answered
10 years experience Internal Medicine
2-4 weeks: Everyone is different and a lot depends on the underlying residual kidney function. Most patients will not survive more than 2-4 weeks due to cardiac ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kalyani Perumal
28 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Filter: Dialysis does the work of kidneys, acts like kidney filter. Removes the extra fluid and wastes, toxins that accumulate in the body. If one goes throug ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anthony Cusano
39 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Dialysis risks: Dialysis is a high risk procedure that should not be done unless absolutely necessary. The risks do not increase of its not needed, but if there is n ... Read More
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A 77-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jack Rubin
47 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Dialysis preparation: You should have a good idea of what type of dialysis you want, either hemodialysis (hd) or peritoneal dialysis (pd). Each has its advantages and disad ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Cogdill
16 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Age illnesses matter: Using medicare data for dialysis patients life expectancy... 20yo male on dialysis 15.3years average 40yo male on dialysis 8.4 years average 60yo ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Quresh Khairullah
41 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
See below: Dialysis involves the patients blood to run against the dialysis fluids in a artificial kidney or dialyser, both have seperate circuits and the bloo ... Read More

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