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36 y/o ESRD patient on dialysis since 2009

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I am a 36 y/o ESRD patient who has been on dialysis since 2009. I now do home PD. I have a difficult time with keeping my labs where they should be. I have no family history of kidney disease, diabetes, or high blood pressure. I am on potassium and Midodrine to help with low potassium and low blood pressure. My latest labs were in the normal range but I am having muscle cramps in my hands (my fingers lock), my left forearm (which has an unusable fistula), my calves, and my feet. I'm light-headed, will sweat profusely and then I'm cold, and I'm constantly nauseous especially after I take medicine. The doctor's don't know the cause of my ESRD but I'm concerned that something else is going on. Any help is appreciated.


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replied April 12th, 2011
Kidney Conditions Answer A21816
Hello and thank you for posting your medical question on E health forum.

From the history provided it seems that your symptoms are indeed due to electrolyte imbalance as a result of ESRD.

To know the exact cause of ESRD , you might benefit by tissue diagnosis (Biopsy of the kidney).

You might consult a nephrologist who might help you with your issues.

I hope this helps.



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