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Doctor insights on: Peritoneal Dialysis Fluid Components

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Dr. Raj Singh
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Peritoneal Dialysis (Definition)

One of the options for treatment of end stage kidney disease, the other options are hemodialysis and kidney transplantation. In peritoneal dialysis a tube is placed surgically in the belly. One end is in the peritoneal cavity and the other end is outside. Dialysis fluid is placed in the peritoneal cavity through the tube. The peritoneum acts as a filter, and drained ...Read more


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Would heating up the peritoneal dialysis fluid cause any harm if used for dialysis?

Would heating up the peritoneal dialysis fluid cause any harm if used for dialysis?

Overnight PD is!: When using an overnight automatic cycler for peritoneal dialysis, the fluid is warmed on a warming panel. Of course, this is set to a safe temperature by design. Don't try warming on your own, but ask your nephrologist or the nurses at your dialysis center what they suggest. LGromkoMD ...Read more

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What cause shoulder pain in patient on peritoneal dialysis with turbid color fluid and peritoneal pain?

What cause shoulder pain in patient on peritoneal dialysis with turbid color fluid and peritoneal pain?

Pain on PD: This question is clearer - turbid fluid indicates infection. Infection will cause these symptoms. Call your doctor and PD nurse. ...Read more

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I am 31 on peritoneal dialysis am on 30 mg of prednisone but am getting to much fluid retention i shud i taper?

Fluid retention: Discuss this with your physician at the first opportunity. The physician knows all the facts about you and can make a proper decision for you. ...Read more

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What are some advantages of peritoneal dialysis?

What are some advantages of peritoneal dialysis?

Peritoneal: Peritoneal dialysis gives you many freedoms that incenter hemodialysis does not. You can drain and fill and then go live your life. Travel is easier as is work and activities. Most nephrologists would choose pd if they needed dialysis. ...Read more

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What is peritoneal dialysis?

Dialysis inside you : Hemodialysis involves blood leaving your body in a circuit that passes through a filter membrane, before being returned to your circulation. Peritoneal dialysis involves the patient instilling fluids into the abdominal space, via a surgically placed silicone catheter which remains in place. The toxins from the blood stream in the blood vessels flowing to the bowel loops, pass through to the fluid. ...Read more

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Does it hurt to get a peritoneal dialysis done?

Does it hurt to get a peritoneal dialysis done?

Not usually: Placing a catheter to start peritoneal dialysis catheter may involve some discomfort in the postoperative period which may last a few days. Peritoneal dialysis involves filling the abdominal cavity with water like solution to remove bodily toxins. Overall peritoneal dialysis is virtually painless if done properly. ...Read more

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How much peritoneal dialysis is usually needed for optimal outcomes?

How much peritoneal dialysis is usually needed for optimal outcomes?

Depends: The more renal function you have left determines how much pd therapy you need. When a patient starts pd, if they still make lots of urine and the clearance rate is still reasonable, then you probably need less pd exchanges. However if you don't make urine and have poor renal function, then you will need much more pd exchanges. ...Read more

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What are some complications of peritoneal dialysis?

PD Complications: Short answer - infection, loss of effectiveness due to changes in the bowel and abdominal cavity, and loss of catheter. Here is a link to a more thorough answer: http://www.Thirdage.Com/hc/p/561964/peritoneal-dialysis-complications. ...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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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