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Does a person still urinate on dialysis?

Does a person still urinate on dialysis?

Yes and...: Most dialyzed patients are still making urine but with highly variable volume although less than it used to be. So, it's not uncommon for them to void 0-4 times in 24 hrs. These patients just simply lost their kidney function to handle the balance of fluid, electrolye, etc. In fact, occasionally, few still pee as often as the healthy person due to so-call high output renal failure. More? Ask doc. ...Read more

Urine (Definition)

Urine is the product of the kidneys, which is produced to eliminate the waste products of metabolism, manage body fluid balance, &maintain acid-base balance. The blood is first filtered by the kidneys, and the composition of the resulting fluid is then altered depending on the body's needs. It is composed of mostly water, and breakdown products from blood cells impart ...Read more


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My mother is on dialysis 4 session was done but still she is not passing urine normally, she's passing urine like a drops. She's drinking 1ltr water in a day.

My mother is on dialysis 4 session was done but still she is not passing urine normally, she's passing urine like a drops. She's drinking 1ltr water in a day.

Probably normal: If she is in kidney failure, temporarily from serious insult. Infection, trauma or such it is quite normal to have little or no urine. She may return to making urine later as she recovers. If permanent failure, she could produce no urine from now on. 1 liter of water per day is the necessary fluid to keep normal body functions going. Your doc can give you more details knowing the problem. ...Read more

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Is it serious for a dialysis patient to have blood in the urine?

Is it serious for a dialysis patient to have blood in the urine?

Possibly: If patient is on dialysis, we assume there is little functional kidney left, but kidneys, ureters, and bladder may still develop cancer, especially if patient is a smoker. It should be investigated. ...Read more

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How can a person with total renal failure, who is on dialysis, pass small amounts of urine?

How can a person with total renal failure, who is on dialysis, pass small amounts of urine?

Residual kidney: Yes it is called the residual kidney function, meaning that kidneys ahem still making producing some urine. On hemodialysis this function is lost rapidly however on peritoneal dialysis one may maintain that function for a long time. ...Read more

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What causes dialysis patients urine to be so dark? Why do they stop making urine after long term dialysis?

What causes dialysis patients urine to be so dark? Why do they stop making urine after long term dialysis?

Dialysis dark urine: 34 F asks why do dialysis pats have dark urine and why do they stop making urine. ANS: urine is the remains of the fluid filtered at the glomerulus. As glomeruli are destroyed by the disease colored chemicals that normally go out in the urine build up in blood-thus the funny skin color. This color stays in the urine so dark. Eventually all glomeruli die from the cause and no urine Is formed. ...Read more

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Do people who use dialysis machines need to urinate at all?

Do people who use dialysis machines need to urinate at all?

Urinating + dialysis: Some people on dialysis will continue to urinate. The urine they produce is just not enough for their daily needs. ...Read more

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I've been on peritoneal dialysis for two years. I'm now noticing that I'm urinating s lot less than before. Should this be a cause of concern, ?

I've been on peritoneal dialysis for two years. I'm now noticing that I'm urinating s lot less than before. Should this be a cause of concern, ?

Loss of urine: This is average, actually, for a person on peritoneal dialysis. Over about 5-8 months, a person receiving hemodialysis loses urine production. A person receiving peritoneal dialysis typically retains urine flow for 1-2 years, sometimes longer. Loss of urine flow diminishes native kidney clearances, so your diet will have to be stricter and your nurse/doctor may have to raise dialysis bags/day. ...Read more

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I have chronic renal retention. I was able to urinate during daytime & can't for the rest of the day. Now I can't urinate at all. Will I need dialysis now?

I have chronic renal retention. I was able to urinate during daytime & can't for the rest of the day. Now I can't urinate at all. Will I need dialysis now?

Only if azotemic: I.E if you have grade 4 kidney failure ; your BUN ; creatinine are very high. You can live indefinitely on self intermittent catheterization if problem is only urinary retention and you still produce urine without developing kidney failure. ...Read more

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Have urinary retention & to do self cathing cuz I can't urinate. Is this something I'm going to have to do forever or will I have to do dialysis?

Have urinary retention & to do self cathing cuz I can't urinate. Is this something I'm going to have to do forever or will I have to do dialysis?

See advice: You are too young to have to do self-cath
who advised you that? What is your diagnosis? Is that a recommendation of a urologist?
This has nothing to do with dialysis.
I need a good background history
please consult with a good med. Ctr. ...Read more

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Is it normal for a dialysis patient to have blood in urine?

Is it normal for a dialysis patient to have blood in urine?

No: It is never normal to have blood in urine. Although mostly from simple causes it is essential to rule out cancer in the non functioning kidneys as it is much more common than the general population. Treatment is surgical removal of the kidney and is generally curative as these are slow growing tumors. ...Read more

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Is it ok for a dialysis patients to have large amount of blood in urine?

Is it ok for a dialysis patients to have large amount of blood in urine?

See below: Blood in the urine is abnormal and needs to be investigated. There are many causes of bleeding from bladder and kidney. ...Read more

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WHY DID I STOP URINATING AFTER A DIALYSIS TREATMENT. I HAD CRAMPS AND LOW BLOOD PRESSURE AT THE END OF MY TREATMENT?

WHY DID I STOP URINATING AFTER A DIALYSIS TREATMENT. I HAD CRAMPS AND LOW BLOOD PRESSURE AT THE END OF MY TREATMENT?

Cramping on dialysis: If you have cramping and low blood pressure at the end of your hemodialysis session, ask your nephrologist to consider increasing your dry weight. This will mean that less fluid will be removed from you on dialysis and this can alleviate your problem of cramps and low BP at the end of your dialysis treatment. ...Read more

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When on dialysis, does blood still go through kidneys at all?

When on dialysis, does blood still go through kidneys at all?

Kidneys on dialysis: Many people on dialysis maintain some level of residual kidney function. This is especially true for peritoneal dialysis. This residual function can make a huge difference in blood pressure management, and also in general health and mortality, so it is important to try to maintain it by avoiding kidney toxins (including medicines) and controlling blood sugar, and salt and phosphorus in the diet. ...Read more

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Need help when on dialysis, does blood still go through kidneys?

Need help when on dialysis, does blood still go through kidneys?

Kidney blood flow: Hemodialysis does not alter the blood flow to any organ of a patient on it. Those patients on dialysis perfuse their hearts, kidneys, brain and livers normally. ...Read more

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Does dialysis happen when the kidneys completely shut down or when they're still functional to some degree?

Does dialysis happen when the kidneys completely shut down or when they're still functional to some degree?

Dialysis: Dialysis usually starts before the kidneys completely shut down. Renal function (GFR) is measured on a scale of 60 to 0, and dialysis usually starts around a level of 15-10. For successful dialysis early planning is important. The shunt (vascular access) needs to be put in at least 6 months before intended use. Most affected persons should see a nephrologist by time their GFR is in the 30-20 range. ...Read more

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How much dialysis is needed for a patient that urinates every day, his kidney trnasplant failed after 5 years?

How much dialysis is needed for a patient that urinates every day, his kidney trnasplant failed after 5 years?

It depends...: Even if there is residual kidney function left after transplant failure, the nephrologist will look at other clinical and lab factors like patient symptoms, blood pressure/volume, phosphate, nutritional status, etc to determine dialysis frequency. Urine output is just one part of this complex decision making process. And finally, the urine's "quality" matters as much as its quantity! ...Read more

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I'm a 36/f, been on dialysis 5 yrs. I've skipped 3 weeks and feel fine! How much longer can i, last? I don't wanna go back...I do pee a little still..

I'm a 36/f, been on dialysis 5 yrs. I've skipped 3 weeks and feel fine! How much longer can i, last? I don't wanna go back...I do pee a little still..

Survival depends...: A person goes on dialysis because her kidneys can't remove enough byproducts from her body. The byproducts are toxic when their levels get high, so survival off of dialysis depends on what remaining natural kidney function there is. Survival time would be different for each person. If she still has things to do, people to see, places to go, then it's best to get dialyzed and live a little longer. ...Read more

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Why do we still die of organ failures? I thought modern medicine has all the machines that can replace organs. For example, dialysis for kidneys, no?

No: Modern medicine is awesome but the human body is incredible. We can mimic the kidney with dialysis but we can't quite get it right. Eventually we fail. We have not been able to do it nearly as well as the body itself. Our body is actually programed for death through apoptosis, or death of the individual cells. The only cell that live forever are cancer cells. ...Read more

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Can a man have babies still if he is on dialysis?

Can a man have babies still if he is on dialysis?

Possibly: The reproductive capability of the testis is so strong that a well controlled dialysis patient is likely still fertile. Conditions or treatments leading to the dialysis may have reduced fertility some, but a few simple tests at a fertility center could verify the sperm production and expected quality. ...Read more

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I want to have a baby but am on dialysis, is it still possible?

Ask the Specialists: The demands of pregnancy on the body are many and only your nephrologist & a perinatologist could give you options based on your health issues. Your marginal kidney status may not tolerate pregnancy, risking your life & that of the baby. Ask your team if it is an option. This is a great? For you to ask & one your team should answer. The better informed you are the better choices you can make. ...Read more

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Can a male dialysis patient still be fertile after being appr.10 year on dialysis? He is still active in sex.

Can a male dialysis patient still be fertile after being appr.10 year on dialysis? He is still active in sex.

Possibly: There are a lot of medical conditions that can affect a male's fertility. The easiest thing to do would be a semen analysis to get a definitive answer. ...Read more

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With an av shunt for dialysis, will I still hear the bruit?

With an av shunt for dialysis, will I still hear the bruit?

No: The bruit is usually heard with a stethoscope by your physician. You may however feel the "thrill" of the fistula, which is similar to a cat purring. ...Read more

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I have chronic renal failure and am on dialysis. Could I still be able to adopt a child?

I have chronic renal failure and am on dialysis. Could I still be able to adopt a child?

See below: I don't see why not? Don't know your age, but you may want to ask your doctor about home dialysis therapies and kidney transplant
these would enable to have a better medical outcome and lifestyle and energy. Many things depend on your other medical problems. ...Read more

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Him is 55 has ben on dialysis for 5 yrs he has high level of PTH 240 for 3 months and he is taking alpha calcitonin daily bt still not decreasing why?

Him is 55 has ben on dialysis for 5 yrs he has high level of PTH 240 for 3 months and he is taking alpha calcitonin daily bt still not decreasing why?

Common problem: In renal failure patients as Vit D fail to convert to active form leading to secondary hyperparathyroidism. This condition is manageable with restriction of phosphate diets, active form of Vit D. Renal transplantation will reverse most of the time, speak to his doctor ...Read more

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Is the contraceptive pill still effective if you are on kidney dialysis?

Is the contraceptive pill still effective if you are on kidney dialysis?

Birth control pills: Birth control pills are effective in preventing pregnancy in patients with end stage renal disease on dialysis (d). Most females of child bearing age on d are not all that fertile and may have trouble carrying a baby to term. If they do conceive, they may require daily dialysis until the baby delivers. Good luck. ...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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