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A 30-year-old female asked about a 93-year-old female:

Gram 93 yr. went to dr. has impacted stool. trying miralax (polyethylene glycol) carefully. could this be her kidney shutting down? stage 3 kidney disease. lives alone

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Dr. Atul Singh
Nephrology and Dialysis 28 years experience
Elderly pt: In elderly patients impacted stools is common and had many reasons. It doesn't reflect that the kidneys caused it or will worsen it. You Mentioned CKD stage III. Ensure she has adequate intake given summer months. She may need her kidney function followed. Best of luck. Patients at this age are fragile and benefit from all the help and care they can get.

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Last updated Jul 5, 2015

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