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Water retention and inability to release gas in acute renal failure - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   hi
Doctor :   how can I help you?
User :   Hi
User :   How are you?
Doctor :   I am fine
User :   I have a question
Doctor :   Please proceed with the medical query
User :   My grandfather is currently in the hospital and he is retaining water and has a lot of gases that he is unable to release
User :   Any advice
User :   ?
Doctor :   hmmm
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   is he in the icu?
User :   no cpu
Doctor :   what is he admitted for?
User :   i believe its called acute renial failure
Doctor :   ok
User :   but he has c diff
User :   which i know is dangerous for his age (93)
Doctor :   in that case he will retain lots of water
User :   i feel like doctors are giving up on him
Doctor :   which needs diuretics
User :   and i was wondering if there are any at hoem remedies
User :   yes they started him on that this morning
Doctor :   the age and the cardiovascular status
User :   93 and his card statas i am unsure of
Doctor :   are the two most important criteria
Doctor :   to determine the prognosis
User :   his kidneys are 4.3
User :   now
User :   he came in at 5.7
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   that is pretty high
User :   yes i know

Doctor :   I am sure he is on dialysis
Doctor :   so only thing you can do is wait
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