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What happens if you skip dialysis appointments?

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Dr. Rahil Malik
Obstetrics & Gynecology
6 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Rahil Malik
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2 comments
Dr. Adrian Baudy IV
Your mortality increases, as you miss dialysis more often.
Dr. Linda Gromko
Have you considered peritoneal dialysis or home hemodialysis? You may find these approaches more user-friendly than in-center treatments. Ask your nephrologist, or read "Help! I Need Dialysis!" by Agar and Schatell. I imagine you are looking into transplant possibilities also. Good luck. LGromko MD
Dr. Kevin Griffiths
Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Many Things

You can develop excessive fluid gain ande develop shortness of breath.
You can build up excessive amounts of acid or develop a dangerous level of potassium within the body. Therefore it is best not to miss dialysis.

In brief: Many Things

You can develop excessive fluid gain ande develop shortness of breath.
You can build up excessive amounts of acid or develop a dangerous level of potassium within the body. Therefore it is best not to miss dialysis.
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