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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Griffiths
Specializes in Nephrology and Dialysis
PD Nurse: If there is a flow problem, always call your peritoneal dialysis nurse. She will advise you on what to do next. If there is a flow problem, its usual ... Read More
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Dr. Andrew Doe
20 years experience Interventional Radiology
Tell your Doctor: Tell your nephrologist asap. You want to make sure it is not a sign that the catheter is going to stop working. You can usually correct most problem ... Read More
Dr. Pouneh Nouri
Specializes in Nephrology and Dialysis
Flow problems : There are many different reasons for it. Simple Constipation can cause flow problem so make sure you have regular bowel movements. Sometimes fibrin fo ... Read More

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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rifat Naghmi
46 years experience Internal Medicine
Peritoneal dialysis: This is a procedure similar to hemodialysis. Instead of hemoldialysis machine the peritoneum (lining over the gut) is used to remove toxic products su ... Read More
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Dr. S. Smiley Thakur
31 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Dialysis inside you : Hemodialysis involves blood leaving your body in a circuit that passes through a filter membrane, before being returned to your circulation. Perito ... Read More
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Dr. Linda Gromko
48 years experience Family Medicine
Done daily at home!: The other doctors answered what peritoneal dialysis is, so let me add that PD is done every day - and it is done at home. One easy way to do PD is to ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sreya Pallath
22 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Cleans blood: Fluid is infused into the abdomen. The fluid is separated from the abdominal organs by the peritoneal membrane. Toxins that build up in the blood will ... Read More
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Dr. Andrew Doe
20 years experience Interventional Radiology
Fluid exchange: A catheter is place in your belly (peritoneum) and the catheter is then used to fill your belly with a solution of fluid. This fluid will cause your ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jared Fialkow
Specializes in Nephrology and Dialysis
PD: As far as i know there is only one type of peritoneal dialysis. However it is personalized for each patient. There are several different catheters th ... Read More
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raj Singh
Dr. Raj Singh answered
11 years experience Internal Medicine
Not usually: Placing a catheter to start peritoneal dialysis catheter may involve some discomfort in the postoperative period which may last a few days. Peritoneal ... Read More
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A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jared Fialkow
Specializes in Nephrology and Dialysis
Peritoneal: Peritoneal dialysis gives you many freedoms that incenter hemodialysis does not. You can drain and fill and then go live your life. Travel is easier ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raj Singh
Dr. Raj Singh answered
11 years experience Internal Medicine
Blood is cleaned: Special formulated fluid is filled in the peritoneal cavity in the belly which helps remove toxins and other waste products from the blood into this s ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Bac Nguyen
23 years experience Family Medicine
Often at home: This procedure is typically done by the patient having kidney diseases who are appropriate for this type of dialysis. Once determined appropriate by t ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raj Singh
Dr. Raj Singh answered
11 years experience Internal Medicine
Peritonitis: Infection of peritoneal fluid is the most dreaded complication although this can be minimized by practicing good hygiene when handling pd equipment. M ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jerry Light
36 years experience Vascular Surgery
Yes: The main issues would be hygiene and cleanliness. It would probably be a good idea to establish a "pet free zone" in the area where you do your treatm ... Read More

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