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Peritoneal Dialysis

Peritoneal dialysis helps remove waste products from the blood when kidneys cannot do the job correctly. Peritoneal dialysis is dialysis where the peritoneum in the abdomen is used as a membrane to exchange fluid and dissolved substances with blood. This dialysis is used to remove high fluid in the body, manage electrolyte problems and remove toxins in the case of kidney failure. This dialysis works differently for filtering blood when compared with hemodialysis.

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Can fibroid or peritoneal dialysis cause heavy menstrual bleeding?

Query: Hello doctor, My wife, 46 years old is having constant menstrual bleeding for the past 15 to 20 days. Mostly mild and sometimes heavy and she is also doing peritoneal dialysis because of kidney failure. Gynecologist suggested for ultrasound and they found small submucosal fibroid and the doctor sa...  Read Full »

Dr. Richa Agarwal

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have gone through your history and understand your concern. There are a few reasons of her symptoms. It could be due to hormonal imbalance caused by premenopausal stage and fibroid. As she is on dialysis, it could be due to dialysis also (because of anticoagulant use ...  Read Full »

A healthy woman suddenly developed renal failure. Is it due to drug interaction?

Query: Hello doctor, A healthy 60-year old woman walks seven miles a day and has no underlying illness (autoimmune, cardiovascular, cancer, etc) very suddenly develops renal failure over about one month that doctors at the general hospital diagnose as microthrombotic angiopathy and hemolytic uremic syndrom...  Read Full »

Dr. Anshul Varshney

Answer: Hi, Welcome to No, changing the brand is not a reason to develop microangiopathy and HUS (hemolytic-uremic syndrome). She needs to be convinced to accept what has happened. She would require hemodialysis sessions thricea week with adequate diuretics. The pedal edema is mostly becaus...  Read Full »

I have variations in my creatinine level. How should I proceed with the treatment?

Query: Hi doctor, I underwent dialysis before six years. My creatinine level is increased from 3 mg/dL to 5 mg/dL, now it ranges between 8 mg/dL to 10 mg/dL. I am taking medications. I do not have swelling, indigestion, or insomnia. Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Manzoor Ahmad Parry

Answer: Hi, Welcome back to From the reports attached (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity), you have chronic kidney disease. You should start dialysis with AV (arteriovenous fistula). Continue your medications.   Read Full »

Why is there accumulation of water in spite of stomach dialysis?

Query: Hello doctor,My sister has been undergoing stomach dialysis treatment for the past one month. Now, she has developed water in the lungs. Due to that, there is breathlessness, no appetite, no sleep, and water retention in the feet and stomach. The doctor has removed 1 liter of water from the lungs, b...  Read Full »

Dr. Sandeep Varma

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Your sister is undergoing peritoneal (stomach) dialysis. Now, she has fluid retention in her body. This can be either due to a change in her fluid intake habits wherein she has now increased fluid intake; another reason may be that the dialysis technique is not resul...  Read Full »

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