Frequent Transfusions?

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Noon … I want to ask you, sir, I often have transfusions because the blood flow keeps on, but why do I need dialysis? Because the doctor here, I have kidney failure, but sir, I have never complained about pain in my stomach. How is that ???

1 Answer:

Good evening, thanks for asking at Dialysis or hemodialysis, is a medical process performed to remove excess dirt and fluid in the blood. In healthy people, the kidneys are responsible for this. However, in renal failure, the role of the kidneys must be replaced by a machine, which is the main goal of the hemodialysis process.

Kidney failure, in the process of being divided into two, acute renal failure and chronic renal failure. Acute renal failure occurs when the process of kidney failure occurs rapidly, and chronic kidney failure occurs more slowly. In your father's case, it is possible that his condition is acute kidney failure, although it must be reconfirmed to the doctor who treated your father.

Acute kidney failure is often a complication of other serious illnesses and affects parents or patients in intensive care in hospital. The symptoms are not only low back pain, but also reduced urine production, nausea, vomiting, decreased appetite, shortness of breath, high blood pressure, fatigue, swelling of the legs, and decreased consciousness.

The causes of this condition are various, including:

Continuous bleeding Vomiting and diarrhea excessively causing severe dehydration Burns Heart failure Injury to the kidneys due to drugs, immune system disorders and infection Kidney stones Enlarged prostate Tumors

So that in your father's case, the continuous bleeding from his bowel movements that caused him to need a transfusion could be the origin of his acute kidney failure. Usually the doctor's suspicion that he finally asks the patient to dialysis is not only based on experience or theory, but also based on supporting examinations, in the form of urinary and creatinine levels that have risen to far above normal values. You can ask the doctor who treated your father to see these results.

Our advice, you still follow your doctor's recommendations, because the doctor who treats your father will certainly not ask your father for dialysis if it is not needed, because all medical actions must have risks. And besides that, if indeed your father has a condition of acute kidney failure, if not treated immediately, other complications can occur, the most severe of which can lead to death. Hopefully, your father can be healed soon.

That's all, hope it helps.

dr. Amadeo D. Basfiansa

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