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I am in peritoneal dialysis and my legs have started swelling, why?

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Dr. Tarek Naguib
Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
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In brief: Much liquid intake

Your intake of liquid exceeds your dialysis removal amount.
You need to drink less or remove more liquid or both. Also, low salt diet makes your life easier since you don't get thirsty much a matter that makes you exceed your limits of intake.

In brief: Much liquid intake

Your intake of liquid exceeds your dialysis removal amount.
You need to drink less or remove more liquid or both. Also, low salt diet makes your life easier since you don't get thirsty much a matter that makes you exceed your limits of intake.
Dr. Tarek Naguib
Dr. Tarek Naguib
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Dr. Fred McCurdy
Pediatrics - Nephrology & Dialysis

In brief: Swollen Legs

My first impressions are that you are retaining water or there is something wrong with your circulatory system. Please see your nephrologist asap so that s/he can figure out what the problem is.

In brief: Swollen Legs

My first impressions are that you are retaining water or there is something wrong with your circulatory system. Please see your nephrologist asap so that s/he can figure out what the problem is.
Dr. Fred McCurdy
Dr. Fred McCurdy
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