My mother is on hemodialysis and also has cirrhosis. She is developing ascites (fluid in the abdomen). As I understand it, ascites cannot be taken out through dialysis. So lets`s say she gains 4 lbs in between dialysis sessions and 0.5 lbs is from ascites build-up. Dialysis takes out the entire 4 lbs to get back to dry weight since the ascites is ignored/unkown. So it seems they would be taking out 0.5 lbs extra. Isn`t there a cumulative negative effect if this goes on for a while?
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