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Do You Still Urinate With 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 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
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
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
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
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?
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?
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Hemo: To do hemo yes to do pd no. ...Read more
Can a male dialysis patient still be fertile after being appr.10 year on dialysis? He is still active in sex.
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
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?
Multiple black and blues in one arm only. No injuries. No other symptoms. Hx. Of dialysis, still have the shunts in the arm. Two months ago, hip fract?
Aspirin culprit: But you need it to keep shunt open. Show to nurse. ...Read more
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
My father (60 yrs) is a Gout patient. Suffering now from high polina concentrate & did 8 dialysis so far. Kidneys are fine, but polina still the same?
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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