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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

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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


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How does a doctor know when you need a dialysis treatment?

How does a doctor know when you need a dialysis treatment?

Kidney function: A good example or analogy to how the kidney functions is comparing it to a washing machine, the kidney cleans the blood. You could make urine even if the kidney is loosing function. The function is measured by a blood test, from which a GFR is calculated. Gfr of 90 means the kidneys are cleaning the blood very well, and decreasing values like less than 10 is when you need dialysis. ...Read more

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What will happen if you don't sleep for a week?

What will happen if you don't sleep for a week?

Won't function: You will not function - it will be worse than if you were drunk. Your motor skills, reaction time, coordination, thinking, memory, vision will all be affected. Your health (metabolic, nutritional, and immune systems) will all be negatively affected. You're more likely to get sick, gain weight, suffer a heart attack, and have psychiatric problems including hallucinations. Sleep is required. ...Read more

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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

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What happen if you go to the restroom before an STD test ?do you really have to wait an hour before taking the test and does drinking a lot water alte

What happen if you go to the restroom before an STD test ?do you really have to wait an hour before taking the test and does drinking a lot water alte

Here are some ...: Obtaining "adequate" specimen is essential for any tests. Not urinating for 1-2 hours if possible will help the bacteria to grow, act, and build up enough "pus - discharge" & bacteria number for clinical inspection and specimen testing. So, follow instructions for a higher yield of testing... ...Read more

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What happens if i miss to many dialysis treatments?

Bad Things: Water and waste products accumulate when you skip or miss a dialysis treatment. Neither of these are good for you. Best have a long talk with your doctor about the details. ...Read more

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What happens if you don't have any treatments done for your son's aortic stenosis, will it eventually resolve?

What happens if you don't have any treatments done for your son's aortic stenosis, will it eventually resolve?

No: Aortic stenosis does not resolve over time. However, it can remain stable. There are some fairly decent established criteria for when to intervene (depends on echo measures and other symptoms/conditions). Please discuss your specific issues with your cardiologist. ...Read more

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What happens if you skip a day without taking your antibiotics ?

What happens if you skip a day without taking your antibiotics ?

Missed antibiotic: It depends on many factors. Best call your prescribing doctor to ask how to proceed. ...Read more

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What happens if you have heart surgery and they can't get your heart started again. The machine is doing it for you? What would they do next?

What happens if you have heart surgery and they can't get your heart started again. The machine is doing it for you? What would they do next?

Mechanical Heart: They would give you a mechanical heart to replace the heart-lung machine (portable like Dick Cheney) till they could get you a cardiac transplant. Short of that they would try every medical means to restart your heart. ...Read more

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When you are on dialysis can you skip a day of treatment?

Not advised: Normal kidneys filter the blood every second. Patients on dialysis are filtered for 4 hours three times a week. Missing a treatment is not in your interests. Patients are at risk for volume overload and hyperkalemia if they go 5 days without dialysis. ...Read more

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What would happen if a diabetes person doesn't take care of themselves?

What  would happen if a diabetes person doesn't  take care of themselves?

A lot of bad: Chronically elevated blood sugar in diabetics affect all the organs from head to toe. Some of the complications include: blindness, kidney failure, gastrointestinal problems, nerve damage, loss of sensation and loos supply to the limbs and eventually loss of limbs. Heart disease and some cancers are also direct result of uncontrolled diabetes as well as many other diseases. ...Read more

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What will happen if you don't know you're pregnant and get a laparoscopy, done will it make your pregnancy more difficult?

What will happen if you don't know you're pregnant and get a laparoscopy, done will it make your pregnancy more difficult?

Very rare: Anesthesia , surgical ; radiological procedures will not be done on child bearing age females , with out a pregnancy test . , if it happens always a risk in the first trimester for malformations. ...Read more

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What do you advise for heart is diseased and infected so you replace it with a good heart, so why do you live shortly after the transplant?

What do you advise for heart is diseased and infected so you replace it with a good heart, so why do you live shortly after the transplant?

Heart transplantatio: Heart transplantation requires that the patient be on lifetime anti-rejection medications. These have various side effects including infections, diabetes, kidney disease, hypertension and other problems associated with them. It is possible to live a good length of life after transplant but on the average survival time is somewhat less than a normal life span. ...Read more

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What happens if you are o- blood type and you don't get the shot will it make you miscarry everytime?

What happens if you are o- blood type and you don't get the shot will it make you miscarry everytime?

Take the RhoGam: If you have been told to accept the RhoGam injection and you are considering refusing because of something you read on the internet, you are making a very, very serious mistake. That said, there's only danger if Baby gets Rh-pos from Dad, and by no means are future problems of any sort certain. ...Read more

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What happens if you leave the nuvaring for an extra week?

What happens if you leave the nuvaring for an extra week?

Nothing really: Just remove it and replace it immediately. You may have some breakthrough bleeding in the next month as a result, but this does not decrease its effectiveness. ...Read more

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If you don't use the antibiotics to get rid of a UTI then will it be worse for you when your older?

If you don't use the antibiotics to get rid of a UTI then will it be worse for you when your older?

Bad News: Untreated utis potentially causes damage and permanent scarring of the kidneys. I have seen several patients with renal failure, requiring a kidney transplant due to lack of treatment.It is not worth the risk to let it go. The benefits of therapy far outweigh the riskes. ...Read more

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What happens if you don't know you are pregnant and you continue to take birth control till you find out? Will it harm the baby?

What happens if you don't know you are pregnant and you continue to take birth control till you find out? Will it harm the baby?

Just don't see it. : A 2009 study suggested an association between the use of birth control pills during the time of conception and an increased risk of low birth weight or preterm delivery. Also, older research suggested that use of certain birth control pills during pregnancy could pose a risk of developmental problems with a female baby's sexual organs, but we just don't see it. Stop them as soon as you know. ...Read more