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How can a person with total renal failure, who is on dialysis, pass small amounts of urine?

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Dr. M Safai
General Practice
3 doctors agree

In brief: Residual kidney

Yes it is called the residual kidney function, meaning that kidneys ahem still making producing some urine.
On hemodialysis this function is lost rapidly however on peritoneal dialysis one may maintain that function for a long time.

In brief: Residual kidney

Yes it is called the residual kidney function, meaning that kidneys ahem still making producing some urine.
On hemodialysis this function is lost rapidly however on peritoneal dialysis one may maintain that function for a long time.
Dr. M Safai
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Dr. Kevin Griffiths
Residual kidney function is important when performing peritoneal dialysis as it keeps excess fluid of your body
Dr. Adrian Baudy IV
Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
2 doctors agree

In brief: Residual function

Patients can be dialysis dependent, meaning that they have end stage renal disease, but still have a few functioning nephrons (functional unit of the kidneys) to produce urine.
They just don't have enough to filter out toxins, excess volume, and maintain acid base status.

In brief: Residual function

Patients can be dialysis dependent, meaning that they have end stage renal disease, but still have a few functioning nephrons (functional unit of the kidneys) to produce urine.
They just don't have enough to filter out toxins, excess volume, and maintain acid base status.
Dr. Adrian Baudy IV
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Dr. James Lin
Urology

In brief: Here are some ...

"Total" kidney failure means the impaired existing kidney function does not suffice to maintain homeostasis of fluid, electrolytes, acid-alkaline balance, and other functions such as blood production, blood pressure, etc.
These adverse effects are not all in the same proportional pace, so resulting in various urine excretion despite requiring dialysis. The urine from such patients is diluted...

In brief: Here are some ...

"Total" kidney failure means the impaired existing kidney function does not suffice to maintain homeostasis of fluid, electrolytes, acid-alkaline balance, and other functions such as blood production, blood pressure, etc.
These adverse effects are not all in the same proportional pace, so resulting in various urine excretion despite requiring dialysis. The urine from such patients is diluted...
Dr. James Lin
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Dr. James Lin
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