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I am in peritoneal dialysis and my legs have started swelling, why?

I am in peritoneal dialysis and my legs have started swelling, why?

Much liquid intake: Your intake of liquid exceeds your dialysis removal amount. You need to drink less or remove more liquid or both. Also, low salt diet makes your life easier since you don't get thirsty much a matter that makes you exceed your limits of intake.

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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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Will my stomach swell if I'm on peritoneal dialysis depending on how many liters I am using?

Usually not: In pd the volume of fluid during each exchange is 2 liters and most patients are comfortable with that. We may use 1.5 l exchanges if someone feels swollen and doing pd in lying pistion sometimes help.

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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.

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How does peritoneal dialysis work?

How does peritoneal dialysis work?

Cleans blood: Fluid is infused into the abdomen. The fluid is separated from the abdominal organs by the peritoneal membrane. Toxins that build up in the blood will diffuse through the membrane into the fluid. This fluid is then drained from belly and that is how toxins are removed from your body.

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What are some complications of peritoneal dialysis?

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.

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What is the definition or description of: peritoneal dialysis?

Kidney failure treat: 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 out of the cavity.

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Intermittent peritoneal dialysis cpt code?

90945 and 90947: 90945*—dialysis other than hemodialysis (e.g., peritoneal dialysis, hemofiltration, or other continuous renal replacement therapies), with single physician evaluation 90947*—dialysis other than hemodialysis (e.g., peritoneal dialysis, hemofiltration, or other continuous renal replacement therapies) requiring repeated physician evaluations, with or without substantial revision of dialysis prescript.

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Could patient on peritoneal dialysis swim?

Yes: Only once it heals well after initial insertion. Three to six months minimum. You still need to be very careful with it

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What is hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis difference in benefits?

What is hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis difference in benefits?

Blood vs peritoneum: Both are equally effective in "washing"/"clearing" the blood - the differences are more of cost and convenience (av fistula vs peritoneal access catheter/3 x'sper week vs nightly/faster vs slower/....).

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What are the differences between hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis?

What are the differences between hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis?

Both means to an end: Hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis both accomplish filtering the blood of impurities. Hemodialysis is done by rapidly filtering the blood through a machine using a catheter or a surgically created access. Sessions usually last four hours and are done three times a week. Peritoneal dialysis is done by instilling special fluid into the abdomen and overnight the impurities are removed.

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In regards to peritoneal dialysis, what color should the returned dialysate be?

Clear: Any opaqueness could be the result of infection and should be investigated.

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My husband is on peritoneal dialysis & takes phosphorus binders. Levels are still elevated & now has calcium deposits in fingers. Any advice?

See your doctor: Renal failure and dialysis are extremely complex and every case is different. A discussion with the Nephrologist will provide insight to the realistic goals and expectations of treatment. Best Wishes.

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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.

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What exactly happens during peritoneal dialysis?

Blood is cleaned: Special formulated fluid is filled in the peritoneal cavity in the belly which helps remove toxins and other waste products from the blood into this solution which is then drained.

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Can someone who is doing peritoneal dialysis have a pet?

Can someone who is doing peritoneal dialysis have a pet?

Yes: The main issues would be hygiene and cleanliness. It would probably be a good idea to establish a "pet free zone" in the area where you do your treatments to prevent contamination and infection. Also, don't allow you pet to bite, scratch or otherwise contaminate your catheter.

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What is the longest you can survive on peritoneal dialysis?

Indefinitely: It is impossible to predict how long any individual may survive most medical conditions, as there is too much variation in tolerance, genetics, associated factors, and the human spirit! I've never seen an "expiration date" on any patient and would question anyone who believes there are specific time frames for survival in any given person with any disease!

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What diet is recommended to follow with peritoneal dialysis?

High Protein diet: Patients lose large amounts of protein during peritoneal dialysis and a high protein diet is recommended.

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How do you prepare well for a session of peritoneal dialysis?

PD Prep: It depends upon what kind of peritoneal dialysis you are askinig about. Here is an excellent source of information on peritoneal dialysis that you can read at your leisure: http://kidney. Niddk. Nih. Gov/kudiseases/pubs/peritoneal/.

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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.

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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


Dr. David Schleimer
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Swelling (Definition)

Swelling is the enlargement of organs, skin, or other body parts. It is caused by a buildup of fluid in the tissues. The extra fluid can lead to a rapid increase in weight over a short period of time (days to weeks). Swelling can occur all over the body (generalized) or only in one part ...Read more