[QUOTE=Richmcgarvey;19119]While I have ckd I am not at the dialysis stage yet, however I am trying to learn what I will be facing. Have been reading about PD and nowhere do I find info on the volume of fluid held in the belly. Any one on the forum care to comment on their experience with PD, i.e. comfort, convenience?
Rich, I was on PD for 13 years. For me, Kidney function and other labwork was used to determine how much fluid was used. Also, it will depend on if you go on CAPD ( approx 4 exchances per day) or CCPD ( nightly on machine). Your Nephrologist should go over all of this before starting.
I was on CAPD and did 4 exchanges per day. I first started out at 2.5L per exchange. Later I was switched to 3L per exchange. I am a very small person 50 kilos and was able to handle the 3L fine. It does take getting used to having all of that fluid if your bell on CAPD.