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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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
Should i be concerned if my mum is on kidney dialysis and has problems with her liver but want to know what the syndrome is?
See below: I am not sure since you have not given all facts, there is a condition called hepato renal syndrome, which is worsening liver failure causing the kidneys to fail, for which kidney dialysis is being offered nowadays, in anticipation of a liver transplant in some cases the kidneys recover after liver transplant this is a serious condition. ...Read more
What to do if I have been diagnoised with retroperitoneal fibrosis . is there a medicen for it if so what?
Medications: Idiopathic retroperitoneal fibrosis is a chronic non-specific inflammation of the retroperitoneum, which can entrap and obstruct important structures, notably the ureters. Treatment with corticosteroids, alternative treatment strategies for steroid-resistant cases (i.e. intensive immunosuppression) and hormonal treatment, particularly tamoxifen, have been utilized. Surgery may also be indicated ...Read more
Kidney obstrcution: I have some questions for you. Does he have difficulty in urinating? He he had a renal ultrasound that shows he is obstructed? If he has a proven obstruction, he needs to see a urologist for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more
What do you suggest if my father just had a colostomy surgery and doctosr pu a bag for all the waste, is it permanent, kidney is removed?
What do you suggest if i would like to know if someone has hyperglycemia, and gets a hemodialysis, is the machine gonna clear this high glucose?
Glucose transport: Glucose (G) has a molecular mass of 180.2 and can diffuse across a hemodialyzer membrane. So if there is no glucose in the dialysate (D), there will a flux of G from the patient to the D. If there is G in the D, the concentration is 200 mg/dl. If the patient's glucose is > 200, glucose will flux from the D to the patient, if it's ...Read more
Is there a test to know if I am in a stage of periminopause or symtpms are enough?What should I do to prevent this if i v found so? Im 40
FSH and LH: Are very good indicators. Estrogens would keep you healthy if you are menopausal. ...Read more
Is fluid in the ear dangerous? I have had this for a week already. There is no pain. Do i need to see the doctor if it doesn't hurt?
How did you see it: It is impossible to see the fluid in your ear without going to the doctor who used an otoscope to look in your ear. If you have fluid behind the tympanic membrane it is usually an infection in which a doctor would treat. If you got water in your ear while showering then flick it out and do not worry about it. ...Read more
I want to know if this is a serious medical issue. I can't help to worry. The numbing at the left upper quadrant of my abdomen isn't painful. Its as if a blood is gushing through.
Docs can you explain what is a duplex kidney & should I still go on holiday if i still have a kidney infection?
Normal variant: Duplex kidney means your kidney drains via 2 ureters (tubes connecting kidney to bladder) but a single kidney, usually a little larger than a non-duplex kidney. Presence of kidney infection suggests possible urinary reflux from bladder to kidney. Worth checking with VCUG (bladder x-ray). No doubt on antibiotics (a) for infection & continue to take. Go & consider prophylactic as whilst on vacation. ...Read more
My friend is urinating and vomiting blood. What could be the problem? She has no money to see a doctor. I just want to know if something can be done.
Should i be concerned if my mother has ischemia and i want to know what the best medical treatment for this and is it reversible?
Yes: Yes, you should be concerned. There are volumes written on the best treatment - that's the beyond the scope of this forum. It's not reversible but it is treatable and controllable. ...Read more
If erectile dysfunction persists over 4 days or more what should be done? This is the first time that I have this problem and I do not kno what to do
What to do if i had a disk surgery about 5 years ago and the pain is not gone! is there any new method to cure this problem?
Need new ideas: Forties male 5 years from disk surgery not any better. Disk might have been a "red herring". Up to 30% of people with chronic unilateral low back pain experience pain generation from sacroiliac joints. Find an osteopath who knows how to evaluate via physical examination and a fluoroscopic guided diagnostic block of the sacroiliac joint. See boa.Com ; my essays on pain syndrome board at quora.Com. ...Read more
See Dr.: Depending on how long the 'burning is present' etc, the intensity of it, etc. You should see a dr. For an evaluation. If you smoke, stop. Could be inflammation of your lungs from an infection/virus/bacteria, etc. Could be other isues. Get an evaluation to be safe if the 'burning' in your lungs persisits. Best wishes to you. ...Read more
My father is 72 he is good in health but now he can not talk properly. If not a stroke, what can cause this?
Uncertain: Your father needs to see a physician right away. Being unable to talk properly often is a sign of a stroke, but it can be caused by other serious medical problems as well, including a brain hemorrhage, neurological damage to the oral cavity/tongue, or other metabolic diseases that can affect the ability to talk. Take your father to a doctor right away for evaluation and treatment. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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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