I am on APD. Can I skip dialysis for 2 days when I travel for business ?

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Sanjay S, Nurse from Kolkata, India asked
I am on APD. Can I skip dialysis for 2 days when I travel for business ?

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There is a risk of serious adverse consequences from skipping dialysis for 2 days (including life-threatening serum potassium elevations and salt and water overload). This risk may be mitigated to some extent if you have a good degree of residual urine output (eg > 500 mL/day)and are very careful with your diet and fluid intake. However, I would persoanlly not advise skipping your peritoneal dialysis for 2 days, particularly given that you will be travelling and therefore not under close medical review.

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