PD patient doing rehab/therapy can they lie down on their stomach and for how long?

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carmen samonte, Nurse from new jersey asked
PD patient doing rehab/therapy can they lie down on their stomach and for how long?

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Doctor (Canada) August 24, 2018

There is no specific literature on this. However, lying prone can increase intra-peritoneal pressure, and may predispose to leaks. If lying prone is required as part of a rehab program, it would be best to drain the patient of PD fluid prior to this portion of the rehab.

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