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Does peritoneal dialysis cause problems for the person who

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Does peritoneal dialysis cause problems for the person who has gastroparesis? My Type I diabetic daughter, now 31, is in end stage renal failure. She would like to be able to do peritoneal dialysis at home, instead of hemodialysis at a clinic, since she is ill so often with the nausea and vomiting of gastroparesis.
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Family Physician replied 6 years ago.
Unfortunately, gastroparesis is a complication is associated with peritoneal dialysis in many patients.

The particular type of fluid can influence the severity of this side effect
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