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Reply: Fistula questions
It can take from 6 weeks to a few months for the fistula to 'mature'. The vein does tend...More
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Reply: Scared and very sad...
As the previous comment suggested: Chill. I really think that the stress of losing the...More
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Reply: URGENT Creatinine 5.8!!
Indeed, Henry, there are no 'general' guidelines for renal failure: every case is...More
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Reply: dehydration
How are your blood pressures doing on the tired days versus the not-tired days? What are...More
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Reply: URGENT Creatinine 5.8!!
First, he really needs to be seen by a nephrologist. What other health conditions are...More
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Reply: How hat is the lowest gfr for fistula/safest
The general rule is 15 ml/min for most patients, 20 ml/min for diabetics. Physician...More
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Reply: calcification outside the kidney
It's not clear what this might be. Calcifications can occur in any soft tissue of the...More
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Reply: Kidney Pain during Adrenaline Rush
Regarding the BP drop: This is known as 'orthostatic hypotension' and generally reflects...More
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Reply: Disability
PS: Ask the nephrologist about the possibility of doing peritoneal dialysis. It's still...More
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Reply: Disability
We had not mentioned this much before, since we have been concentrating on financial...More
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