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I'm on dialysis get my period every 3months going on 4months without had unprotected sex 3weeks ago recentley started having pinkish brown discharge?

I'm on dialysis get my period every 3months going on 4months without had unprotected sex 3weeks ago recentley started having pinkish brown discharge?

Start birth control: If you are on dialysis please start birth control to prevent a life threatening pregnancy. Contact your doctor and disucss your options. Use condoms or avoid intercourse until then. ...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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Husband has chest catheter for dialysis. said has some green drainage from exit site for a couple weeks. wont go get it looked it. what should he do?

Husband has chest catheter for dialysis. said has some green drainage from exit site for a couple weeks. wont go get it looked it. what should he do?

Not normal: Green drainage or push from any drains is concerning and should be evaluated before it becomes a bigger problem. If he was my father or brother, I would help him make an appointment with the doctor that put in the chest catheter to at least get it looked at. Even if he is stubborn, it may be that he is afraid of what the doctor may tell him. Get him to make an appointment or make it for him. ...Read more

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Husband has green drainage from exit site from dialysis venous catheter for three weeks and wont go to the dr. does local infection always spread?

Husband has green drainage from exit site from dialysis venous catheter for three weeks and wont go to the dr. does local infection always spread?

Green goo dialysis: Green goo makes me worry about staph or other serious infection. If he wants to live much longer he should see Dr. Many patients decide that dialysis is not worth it and stop. Or may have serious depression. Please call his dialysis team. ...Read more

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Can I have children on dialysis?

Can I have children on dialysis?

Less likely: Fertility is significantly decreased in patients on dialysis, but it is still possible to have children. If you become pregnant, however, your likelihood of a successful pregnancy are much lower. If it is not your intention to become pregnant, make sure that you are using some form of birth control. ...Read more

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What can I expect after starting dialysis?

What can I expect after starting dialysis?

Gradual improvement: It usually takes several weeks to months before patients usually start to feel noticeably better. However, certain symptoms and signs (edema, high blood pressure) may improve much sooner. ...Read more

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Can I go on holiday overseas while on dialysis?

Possible: If you are an in center patient, travel becomes more difficult but not impossible. Depending on where you are traveling the social woker must arrange for a dialysis center to perform dialysis at your destination location. This requires 3 week advance notice, but many dilaysis patients have been to the caribbean and mexico. ...Read more

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Is there anything I should be doing right now to assist me in preparation for dialysis when the time comes? (the do's and don't s ). Thank you.

Is there anything I should be doing right now to assist me in preparation for dialysis when the time comes? (the do's and don't s ). Thank you.

Yes: If you have renal insufficiency ("pre-dialysis" kidney disease) you should consider getting a fistula placed. Since you have some klidney function you are a better surgical candidate, will heal better, and can get a native vein fistula (the best kind). Don't wait until you start dialysis because you may need a catheter (which is not good). ...Read more

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How can I overcome dialysis washout?

How can I overcome dialysis washout?

More time, or CAPD: Patients on night time dialysis (usually 8 hour treatements) report this less often, patients with home peritoneal dialysis also usually feel better. Transplantion will fix this, consider home hemodialysis also. ...Read more

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Creatine mine is 8 im on dialysis thats high what ahould i do?

Follow dialysis care: Creatinine doe not matter anymore after you start dialysis. Your doc looks at different parameters to decide on dialysis adequacy called kt/v, pronounced as kt over v. Don't miss any dialysis treatment any follow diet and fluid instructions in order to feel well. ...Read more

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Can dialysis be done while I am sleeping?

Yes: Yes; not all dialysis has to be performed in a medical office environment. Some forms of dialysis can be set up in one's own home; and be performed overnight. ...Read more

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Do I have to go on dialysis if my kidneys fail?

Probably: Whether you have to start dialysis depends on how bad your kidneys are failing as well as other medical problems you have. The worst kidney failure is called stagev chronic kidney disease and indicates less than 15% kidney function. Most times a patient will be started on dialysis if the function falls below 10%, sometimes at a higher or lower level, depending on symptoms. Ask your nephrologist. ...Read more

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Where do I go to get a peritoneal dialysis done?

Often at home: This procedure is typically done by the patient having kidney diseases who are appropriate for this type of dialysis. Once determined appropriate by the kidney doc and the patient, he/she is trained in performing this daily procedure at home.... Check with your doc..Especially the kidney doc.. ...Read more

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How will i feel after initial dialysis treatment?

How will i feel after initial dialysis treatment?

First dialysis : You may not feel better immediately after your first hemodialysis session (hd), as it sometimes takes 3 or 4 hd's to feel better. If you have no problem with fluid removal on hd, you should certainly feel better inside of two weeks. Your blood count should be rising as well as you're being given medicine to increase it on dialysis along with medicine to treat your hyperparathyroidism. Good luck. ...Read more

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Would i feel better after initial dialysis treatment?

Would i feel better after initial dialysis treatment?

Some but not perfect: For individuals that start dialysis due to uremic symptoms (symptoms of kidney failure), the first to go away is the nausea and vomiting. That goes away the first or second session. Loss of appetite and itching quickly resolve next. Fatigue plagues many peolpe dialysis or not, and while many improve, few have complete freedom from fatigue once starting dialysis. Good luck. ...Read more

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Will i feel better after the initial dialysis treatment?

Will i feel better after the initial dialysis treatment?

Some but not perfect: For individuals that start dialysis due to uremic symptoms (symptoms of kidney failure), the first to go away is the nausea and vomiting. That goes away the first or second session. Loss of appetite and itching quickly resolve next. Fatigue plagues many peolpe dialysis or not, and while many improve, few have complete freedom from fatigue once starting dialysis. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is it normal to get fevers or chills when i'm on dialysis?

Is it normal to get fevers or chills when i'm on dialysis?

No: It is not normal to get fevers and chills during dialysis. Especially in dialysis patients you should be worried about an infection. This could be of a dialysis catheter, av graft, or any of the other common causes of infection. We usually start with a good patient history and physical exam. We also obtain blood cultures. ...Read more

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What should I do if there is a flow problem with my peritoneal dialysis?

PD Nurse: If there is a flow problem, always call your peritoneal dialysis nurse. She will advise you on what to do next. If there is a flow problem, its usuallly means that your pd catheter is clotted. Therefore you will need an anti-coagulation solution to be drained though your pd catheter to destory the clot. This solution can be provided by your pd nurse. ...Read more

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Discharge (Definition)

Discharge can be a noun or a verb; it has multiple meanings in physics, chemistry, military, and legal usage. The most common medical meaning is a substance that is being excreted. Examples: pus is the discharge from a pimple; a vaginal discharge can mean infection; an ear discharge can mean an infection of the outer ear tract; a nasal discharge ...Read more