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A 25-year-old male asked:

how does intravenous fluids wear off?

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Dr. Robert Killian
General Practice 28 years experience
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 excreted. I am not sure why you wonder about this. If I am missing the point then please ask again.

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A 36-year-old member asked:

What are the different types of intravenous fluids and when are they used?

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Dr. Peter Kurzweil
Internal Medicine 50 years experience
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 combos are generally either isotonic (same concentration as blood), or hypotonic (less so). So, d5w is hypotonic sugar water that would be used for water depleted state; ns (normal saline) for low blood volume state. D5 in 1/2 ns for dehydration....
A 38-year-old member asked:

What are the different types of intravenous fluids for?

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Dr. Douglas Fronzaglia ii, do, ms
Geriatrics 21 years experience
Depends: The type of IV fluid used depends on the patient's needs.
A 29-year-old member asked:

Could a non-sick person live off of IV fluids?

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Dr. Martin Fried
General Practice 36 years experience
Sure: Some of the IV fluids contain all the protein, carbohydrates and fat that your body needs to survive. Its called total parenteral nutrition. If you took these by your mouth and were able to absorb them you would live. It usually is given by IV because the GI tract is not usually able to absorb these fluids.
A 36-year-old member asked:

What to do if patient hypovolemic doesn't respond to IV fluids?

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Dr. Corentine Kwende
Hospital-based practice 16 years experience
Depends: This is not a simple answer. It really depends on the whole picture of the patient. Could they have heart failure or kidney failure? More info is needed to answer completely and comprehensively.
A 41-year-old member asked:

What are the types of IV fluids?

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Dr. Silviu Pasniciuc
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
3 types: Blood products, crystalloids or plasma expanders and colloids, electrolyte based.

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