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Suvasini pal (ckd ) patient suffering diarrhea from last 6th month, now under dialysis(twice in a week), k+- 2.1, hb-9 ?

Suvasini pal (ckd ) patient suffering diarrhea from last 6th month, now under dialysis(twice in a week), k+- 2.1, hb-9
















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Not good: The potassium is not causing your diarrhea problem, but the frequent diarrhea has resulted in a substantial loss of potassium. Your magnesium level may also be affected. Your kidney doctors will likely take this into account in the next analysis session, but you need to ensure the potassium level is brought back to normal. ...Read more

Dr. Quresh Khairullah
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Dialysis (Definition)

Simple answer is that it is a medical technology used primarily to provide an artificial replacement for lost kidney function in people with renal failure. Hemodialysis remove wastes and excess water from the blood by circulating blood outside the body through an external filter, called a dialyzer. Blood and dialysate flow through in opposite directions and the ...Read more


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What is the safest way to replace fluids in a dialysis pt who is having severe diarrhea secondary to opiate withdrawal?

What is the safest way to replace fluids in a dialysis pt who is having severe diarrhea secondary to opiate withdrawal?

Couple of Choices: You could manipulate the dialysate solution and or vary ultrafiltration to normalize the electrolytes and fluid balance or you could try to manage the withdrawal symptoms. This could be tricky in a esrd patient as the most common rx is Clonidine which can abruptly lower bp. I would opt for a gradual tapering off of the opiates or the use of subutex which has a gentler and slower withdrawal. ...Read more

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I'm on hemo dialysis. I have chest cath. I have had a low grade fever for 2 weeks now starting in late afternoon through evening.now diarrhea?

I'm on hemo dialysis. I have chest cath. I have had a low grade fever for 2 weeks now starting in late afternoon through evening.now diarrhea?

It is very important: that you have this evaluated. I cannot imagine the dialysis people are unaware of this. You need to have blood cultures and a complete search for the source of this fever! Act NOW! Hope this will help! Be WELL! Dr Z ...Read more

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Father (86)has been on dialysis for 3 yrs. Recently he has had diahrrea and upset stomach everyday. Is this a sign dialysis is not working anymore.

Father (86)has been on dialysis for 3 yrs.  Recently he has had diahrrea and  upset stomach everyday. Is this a sign dialysis is not working anymore.

No: This could be a complication of dialysis,his underlying condition or could result from other causes. Your father needs to be evaluated immediately and treated. At his age with his comorbidity ,he susceptible to a host of infectious agents as well ...Read more

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How to stop diarrhea?

How to stop diarrhea?

What's the cause?: "plugging up" diarrhea will not cure an infection, fix an inflammatory process, improve an ischemic gut, or correct a functional issue. Medical evaluation is recommended appropriate to the duration of your symptoms, associations (bleeding, weight loss, pain, vomiting), as well as your other medical co-morbidities. Call your doctor please and get checked. ...Read more

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How to stop diarrhea?

How to stop diarrhea?

Depends: It all depends on what is the reason for the diarrhea. Generally bulking agents like metamucil are helpful for diarrhea related to irritable bowel syndrome. Probiotics are also helpful. ...Read more

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What diet for diarrhea?

BRAT for acute runs: Start with bananas, rice (white), applesauce (has pectin), tea and toast (white)- easily absorbed. Fluids, not just water. Advance and add protein: miso soup goes down easy; add baked, boiled chicken, fish, potato, plain pasta; advance as tolerated.Add in cooked veggies (save salad and citrus for later). Chronic? See md probiotics, eg. S boulardii (florastor) can be helpful. Not better see doc. ...Read more

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How to remove diarrhea?

How to remove diarrhea?

Gentle on GI track: If you have diarrhea drink water to hydrate yourself. You can also have clear soups / broths, unsweetened juices or oral rehydration solutions. You want to be gentle with your diet so that your GI track can recover. Stay away from dairy, leafy vegetables & most fruits initially. Caffeine & alcohol should be avoided as well as any dark carbonated beverages. Although it may seem bland to you, stay >. ...Read more

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What to do for diarrhea?

What to do for diarrhea?

"Cure" for diarrhea: First define the problem (do you have soft or frequent stool?), circumstances under which diarrhea developed (malabsorption, pancreatic maldigestion, food intolerances, stressful times, exposure to ill individuals, food poisoning, ischemic gut, inflammatory colitis, etc.), severity (stool volume, dehydration, blood, night-time awakening, weight loss), ; duration. The "cure" depends on diagnosis. ...Read more

Dr. Oscar Novick
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Loose Stools (Definition)

Loose stools is a symptom in which a person's stool (poop) does not hold its shape after it goes into the toilet. Instead of remaining a shaped piece of poop, the poop spreads out in the toilet bowl water. Very loose stool is called diarrhea. Loose stool can be caused by infections, certain foods or drinks, ...Read more


Dr. Oscar Novick
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Diarrhea (Definition)

Diarrhea is a term that describes loose, watery stools occurring more frequently than usual. It is often not due to a serious cause, but severe diarrhea ...Read more