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How long can we last on Dialysis?

  • By Sweetiepie70 · New reply August 29, 2013
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  • Hello Friends, I went to get registered on the transplant list. One of the nurse practitioners said to me she has not known that anyone has made it on dialysis longer than 30 years. Well I have done dialysis ...

bilateral kidney cancer & possibility of diyalsis

  • By Sarahtae · Posted May 18, 2013
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  • I have bilateral kidney cancer, had left kidney removed 2009 but right one now has 14 x 9cm tumour. I am looking at dialysis after nephrectomy as an option so would be greatful for any info. Sarah ...

kidney access for dialysis

  • By rosemond · Posted February 14, 2013
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  • My graft failed Doctors tried to unblock it twice they put a stent in it still failed.So I have neck catheter back..The arm they put graft in is my stoke arm Now they want to put fistular in my good arm ...


  • By Wanttobeamum · New reply November 30, 2012
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  • For how long can a person stay on dialysis on average? And how many times can a person get a kidney transplant? Is there a limit? On average ...

What is best recomended procedure to correct Steal Syndrome of Fistula?

  • By Beeja · New reply November 1, 2012
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  • My husbands dialysis nurse. Told him it sounds like the the pain and numbness he is having in left fistula sounds Steal Syndrome Fistula. We wre thinking seriously thinking about vascular surgeon in Dallas ...

Finding the right "dry weight" with PD, hoping to bring BP down.

  • By ethsmom · New reply November 20, 2011
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  • We are currently awaiting a transplant for my 14 year old son. Despite 3 BP meds, we have not been able to bring his BP to a normal range. The doctor is now having us try a stronger concentration of PD ...

kidney dialysis

  • By Daimei · New reply October 19, 2011
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  • kidney dialysis Last message Delete Mark as unread Back to inbox Daimei By Daimei Yesterday at 11:45 am Once dialysis is done for kidney, Is the dialysis to be continue lifelong or is there any other ...

End Stage Renal Disease(ESDR) Kidney Failure

  • By PopaG6 · New reply July 15, 2011
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  • I have been on dialysis for four years now. Recently I had problems with nausea and vomiting. Before this vomiting occured I was diagnosed with gastritis. I was hospitilized 3 times this year because ...

What do people do during hemodialysis?

  • By annabana · New reply February 28, 2011
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  • I'm hoping to learn more about the experience of hemodialysis. I know it's typically 3 times a week for 3 or 4 hours in a clinic. What do people do with that time? Is there wi-fi? Do people have enough ...

Blood Tests at Dialysis Centers

  • By honeycat · New reply November 10, 2010
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  • I recently was told that starting next year (?) dialysis centers will no longer be allowed to draw certain blood tests on patients. These tests are critical to the analysis of how well the kidneys are ...

lose weight

  • By campRgirl6 · New reply November 9, 2010
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  • is there anyone who needs to lose weigh .I need to lose weight for a kidney transplant.I do dialysis 3 times a week.I have a restricted diet but its been hard dropping the weight.Does anyone have any ...

Husband on Dialysis

  • By DebDay · New reply September 22, 2010
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  • I'm new to this site. My husband who is 54, has been on dialysis since March of this year. It all seems to have happened 'overnight' but really is a result of him neglecting to follow doctors advice or ...

please pray for her

  • By bellafate · New reply August 26, 2010
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  • my sister who is 56 yrs old has had chrons since age 19, she learned to deal with it after being down to just half of a small intestine. she also has mersa that comes and goes she also has very few white ...

ns returned

  • By johnwilson · Posted January 31, 2010
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  • Has anybody been on dialysis and become nepthrotic free i.e albumin levels and protein returned to normal as urine out put decreases.Then the urine out put comes back a bit then ns is back as protein ...

Any athletes on p/d?

  • By magdelena · Posted September 5, 2009
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  • Would love to hear from anyone whose children are athletes (or adults who are athletic too) and are on peritoneal dialysis. My son's high activity level clearly has a huge impact on his p/d settings ...

Hemodialysis Questions

  • By magdelena · New reply July 27, 2009
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  • My 16-year old son was admitted to the hospital in kidney failure three weeks ago. He just got out two days ago and during his stay was started on hemodialysis, had a peritoneal line inserted so that ...

Direct Heart Stunt Infected? Dialysis...

USMCCAT (Inactive)
  • By USMCCAT (Inactive) · New reply January 22, 2009
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  • Hi...I am on the LCA group and need to post here now. My mom's new husband is only 62. He is on dialysis due to diabetes/kidney failure. He is what they called , "End stages"..need to know what that means ...

Got some news today.

  • By Willow47250 · New reply January 22, 2009
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  • My doctor has decided to remove both my kidneys and put me on dialysis and start the transplant process. I am scared but hopeful. I hope and pray that the pain will be gone and the dialysis makes me feel ...

Severe Acute Pain With PD Dialysis

  • By rferrerj · New reply January 5, 2009
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  • I have been on PD for a little over a month, when on X-Mas Day, during one of my exchanges I began to experience severe acute pain. The pain would only be "Alive" when my transfer set is open. The DR ...

Need help Choosing, PD or Home Hemo

  • By rferrerj · New reply October 20, 2008
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  • Greetings everyone. I am looking for your input. I have to make a decision for my treatment on Dialysis, but I am not sure as to which one to go for. I have narrowed my choices down to two, PD or home ...

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