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What should I do if I use too much peritoneal dialysis solution?

If you use too much peritoneal dialysis solution, call your doctor right away. However, if you use the solution as directed, it is unlikely that you will use too much.

Peritoneal dialysis solution is a liquid that is taken into the abdomen through a catheter (a soft tube). The solution contains dextrose (or another sugar), salt and minerals dissolved in water and pulls wastes and extra fluids from the blood. The wastes, salt and liquid are removed from the body when the solution is drained out.

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