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On dialysis for acute kidney failure. Blood in stool, non-stop bleeding on injury. Advice?

my girlfriend has been in acute kidney failure since about March. She is horrible wiht going to dialysis and following ehr diet. She bleeds for longer than the average person when cut and recently she discovered blood in her stool . I am in nursing school and know about kidney failure and what not but is there somethign I can tell her that will really wake her up?
Asked On : Tue, 21 Aug 2012
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Hello budding nurse. compliance with meds and medical advice is a problem in anyone suffering from any chronic disease and CKD 5 patients are no exception.Your GF bleeds longer since she is not getting adequate dialysis which causes platelet dysfunction. However make sure she is not getting excessive heparin on dialysis. Bleeding from rectum needs definite assessment by a gastroenterologist. Educating your GF about kidneys, their function and effects of kidney failure on health is key to get her to comply better. Best wishes. RB
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