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My father is in stage V kidney failure and doesn't plan

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My father is in stage V kidney failure and doesn't plan to do dialysis. Recently he has been very nauseous but when he vomits, nothing but mucus comes up. Could this be related to the kidney disease?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Urology
Expert:  khagihara replied 1 year ago.

It could be due to the uremic state from chronic kidney failure. The uremic state includes anorexia, nausea, vomiting, pericarditis, peripheral neuropathy, and central nervous system abnormalities (ranging from loss of concentration and lethargy to seizures, coma, and death). No direct correlation exists between the absolute serum levels of blood urea nitrogen (BUN) or creatinine and the development of these symptoms. Some patients have relatively low levels (eg, a BUN of 60 mg/dL [21.4 mmol/L] in an older patient) but are markedly symptomatic, while others have marked elevations (eg, a BUN of 140 mg/dL [50mmol/L]) but remain asymptomatic. To continue life, uremic patients require the institution of renal replacement therapy with hemodialysis, peritoneal dialysis, or renal transplantation. He should see his doctor.