Kidney Dialysis Complications
Kidney Dialysis Risk Factors
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Complications are rare, but no procedure is completely free of risk. If you are planning to have hemodialysis, your doctor will review a list of possible complications. These may include:
- Lowering your red blood count and causing anemia
- Drop in blood pressure during hemodialysis
- Muscle cramps
- Nausea, vomiting
- Feeling hot, sweaty, weak, and/or dizzy
- Inflammation of the heart sac ( pericarditis )
- Neurologic problems
- Disruption of calcium and phosphorus balance, resulting in weakened bones
Also, having heart problems is a factor that may increase the risk of complications from hemodialysis.
Learn what the procedure is. Find out how it is performed.
Find out why and when this procedure should be done.
Learn about possible complications and what might increase the risk of them.
What to Expect
Find out how long it will take, what they will be doing and what to expect afterwards.
What are the next steps and other possible tests needed after you have received the results.
Call Your Doctor
What to look out for and when to call your doctor after a procedure has been done.