Top
20
Doctor insights on: What Happens When You Skip A Dialysis

Share
1

1
What happens when you lose a kidney?

What happens when you lose a kidney?

Kidney: Usually one kidney can compensate for the loss of the other, granted it is in good condition. You don't mention why the one kidney is lost in the first place? Is it from disease or donation? The answer will vary accordingly. ...Read more

Dr. Quresh Khairullah
518 doctors shared insights

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


2

2
What happens if you skip dialysis appointments?

What happens if you skip dialysis appointments?

Bad things: If you miss your dialysis appointment, a whole slew of bad things can happen. As dialysis helps in maintaining the proper equilibrium of acids/bases, salts etc in your blood, missing your appointment can lead to an imbalance in your blood. This may lead to fainting, weakness, heart complications, and death! essentially, wherever blood may flow, problems can emerge from those organs. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
3

3
What will happen if you skip a dialysis treatment?

What will happen if you skip a dialysis treatment?

Can lead to death: Dialysis is a way of filtering out the toxic wastes in blood and removing excessive fluid in body. Cummulation of potassium at high level can lead to irregular heart beats and even to cardiac arrest. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
4

4
Could you tell me what happens to a person psysically when they stop dialysis?

Could you tell me what happens to a person psysically when they stop dialysis?

Dialysis cessation: There are two reasons why a patient would stop dialysis. The first is that the person had acute renal failure and recovered his renal function, ending his need for dialysis. If the person has end-stage-renal-disease and he stops dialysis, he will get progressivly weaker, may have nausea and vomiting and die of fluid overload or hyperkalemia. The time to death is variable. ...Read more

5

5
What happens when you have a fiberotomy?

What happens when you have a fiberotomy?

Surgical cutting: A fiberotomy or pericision is an orthodontic surgical procedure designed to cut/modify the gingival fibers around a tooth. It usually reduces the tendency to relapse of tooth rotations corrected by dental braces or other treatments. A fiberotomy involves the detachment of the fibers that attach the tooth to the bone via the gum. . To perform this procedure, the area around the tooth is numbed ...Read more

7

7
What happens to you when you don't sleep for a few days?

What happens to you when you don't sleep for a few days?

Sleep deprivation: Sleep deprivation can ^ risk for fatigue, irritability, v concentration, diminished memory, ^ infection rate, ability to tolerate stressors, blurring of vision, v energy level, ^ micro-sleeps, weight gain, exacerbation of psychiatric problems. ...Read more

9

9
What happens if you eat a lot when you are hungry? What symtoms occur?

What happens if you eat a lot when you are hungry? What symtoms occur?

Impossible: Unfortunately there is no list of such things. I believe it would vary from human to human and from the types of food ingested. What is the real question behind this ambiguous question? What are you specifically concerned about? ...Read more

10

10
Could you tell me what happens if you don't start birth control at the right time?

Could you tell me what happens if you don't start birth control at the right time?

Depends: At the worstit will mess up the timing of your period and you might have bleeding at a time when you do not expecte it then again it might happen. It will not harm you. ...Read more

11

11
I would like to know what would cause you to have your heart feel like its skipping a beat after eating? It doesn't happen after every meal. Once in a

I would like to know what would cause you to have your heart feel like its skipping a beat after eating? It doesn't happen after every meal. Once in a

Interesting question: Generally speaking, foods don't cause arrhythmias unless you're eating foods with caffeine (cocoa, cola, coffee etc). Why not get a 24 hour recorder (holter monitor) from your doctor, eat and try to reproduce your symptoms, carefully recording what you ate, exactly when, and what you felt. Then he/she can correlate exactly what your rhythm is with your symptoms & food. You don't smoke, do you? ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
12

12
What happens if you don't get your belly pumped while in a coma?

What happens if you don't get your belly pumped while in a coma?

Digestion: In coma, unless there is also a disorder of the digestive system, food will pass from the stomach to the intestines and be eliminated normally. If there is a complication of the GI tract, it is a separate condition from coma. ...Read more

13

13
What happens when you take a lot of lithium?

What happens when you take a lot of lithium?

Sick or die: Lithium has a small therapeutic index, the difference between the effective and toxic dose. This is one reason for blood level monitoring. Lithium OD causes tremors/shaking, diarrhea, confusion if minor, and seizures and death if massive. ...Read more

14

14
What happens if you stop diltiazem suddenly in a heart patient?

What happens if you stop diltiazem suddenly in a heart patient?

Stop diltiazem: Not a good idea, you should discuss stopping any med with your physician so that she, or he, can explain the risks and benefits of doing this. Some meds need to be weaned off and should not be stopped abruptly. ...Read more

15

15
What happens when you have hemochromatosis?

What happens when you have hemochromatosis?

Easy Rx: The key is that you got diagnosed, hopefully early. 1 person in 200 will be symptomatic with this. I'm going to assume the diagnosis is correct & it's common hemochromatosis. You'll have a pint of blood drained maybe 2x/week until you feel better / labs turn good. The blahs, thumb pain, lackluster love life, and whatever else will improve. Untreated, it kills you, treated you do great. ...Read more

17

17
What happens when you are allergic to a condom?

What happens when you are allergic to a condom?

Vaginal itching : You will likely end up with itching and/or irritation in the vagina and.Or vulvae within minutes to several days after - depending on the immune systems involved. Try a lambskin one if you are worried over only contraception. ...Read more

18

18
What happens when a person stops urinating?

What happens when a person stops urinating?

Wilful or not...: No urine flowing out of the bladder regularly for relief will make baldder distended and damaged; subsequently, the high pressure will be transmitted to kidneys. Over time, kidney damage ensues... So, voids whenever feeling urge to void. If any difficulty arises, ask doctor and don't wait until last minute. More question? As doctor timely. Best wish... ...Read more

19

19
What happens when you take a pregnancy test while drinking?

What happens when you take a pregnancy test while drinking?

As long as you: Follow the directions correctly, it should still be accurate. ...Read more

20

20
Could you tell me what happens when a fit person stops eating?

Could you tell me what happens when a fit person stops eating?

Weakness: First day or so, not much except feeling weak and hungry; after 2-4 days muscle mass gets smaller due to needs of the body for energy to run the basal metabolism ( to keep bodily functions working). So hungry ++. Eventually death occurs if the energy requirements are not met for the day to day survival. Not a good idea! ...Read more