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Can hyperkalemia and hypernatremia occur at the same time from IV fluid?
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Dr. Jason Adler
Pediatrics - Critical Care
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Possibly
Electrolyte abnormalities are common in hospitalized patients and can result from multiple factors.
They often result from a patient's underlying condition. Intravenous fluid composition could also play a role. You should discuss with your doctor for specific answers in a specific situation.

In brief: Possibly
Electrolyte abnormalities are common in hospitalized patients and can result from multiple factors.
They often result from a patient's underlying condition. Intravenous fluid composition could also play a role. You should discuss with your doctor for specific answers in a specific situation.
Dr. Jason Adler
Dr. Jason Adler
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Dr. William Jenkins
Anesthesiology
In brief: No,
The only commonly used IV fluid containing potassium is deficient in sodium and also contains free water.

In brief: No,
The only commonly used IV fluid containing potassium is deficient in sodium and also contains free water.
Dr. William Jenkins
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Dr. Tarek Naguib
Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
In brief: Yes and NO
If ivf have Normal Saline and high potassium content, then the answer is yes.
But if ivf are half Normal Saline of dextrose in water or other (without potassium) then the answer is no.

In brief: Yes and NO
If ivf have Normal Saline and high potassium content, then the answer is yes.
But if ivf are half Normal Saline of dextrose in water or other (without potassium) then the answer is no.
Dr. Tarek Naguib
Dr. Tarek Naguib
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