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how long does the iv fluid stay in the system?

how long does the iv fluid stay in the system?

Postby bellypleasegoaway » Thu Feb 11, 2010 9:06 am

Just out of curiosity, if anyone has any idea.
They pump so much of that stuff into you before, during, after surgery.
My PS took off 4 lbs from my front, but I still weigh the same as before surgery. I'm not complaining, because I've read of ppl who weigh more after surgery than before. I know I didn't gain "fat" weight, because I'm eating around the same amount as usual. I didn't want to eat less (and it's mostly quality food) because I want to heal well. I don't feel too too swollen right now, but I guess fluid and swelling could be hanging around just enough for my weight to not be any different?
I'm probably too far out from my surgery to still have iv fluid hanging around in me...
Oh well. This wasn't for weight loss anyway-it was for a belly texture change!!!!! :lol: I know how to lose weight on my own-but I can't cut off my own extra skin! :D :shock:
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Re: how long does the iv fluid stay in the system?

Postby ellcie » Thu Feb 11, 2010 9:25 am

As long as your kidney function is normal, you get rid of it within a few hours.
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Re: how long does the iv fluid stay in the system?

Postby bellypleasegoaway » Thu Feb 11, 2010 9:54 am

Wow, that's quick! Well, my kidneys seem very normal (TOO normal sometimes LOL)
so I guess it's all gone-long gone.
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Re: how long does the iv fluid stay in the system?

Postby AnnieBeansprout » Thu Feb 11, 2010 10:32 am

My weight was 13 lbs increase the day after surgery. My doctor had told me to expect 10-15. I weighed the day after but didn't get on the scale again until the two week mark, so I don't know how long it took. I'm sure that increase of what was on the scale was including other fluids that were generating through my body post surgery (like what the drains would be emptying) too.
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Re: how long does the iv fluid stay in the system?

Postby ellcie » Thu Feb 11, 2010 11:37 am

think of the IV fluid same as water you would drink. The fluid intake is the same.....just the route is different.-your body deals with it the same way. so if you drank ie. 1L, how long would it take for you to pee that? as long as your kidney function is good, pretty quick. sometimes our kidney function decreases PO-that's why PO they ask 'have you pee'ed yet? or are you pee'ing ok? It is possible that it was slowed down and it took you a bit more time to clear it, but I would think that your kidney function would return to normal fairly quickly. (within a day or 2 for sure). If you were retaining water due to poor kidney function you would also notice pitting edema (swelling) in your ankles/feet. In severe cases you would go into pulmonary edema (fluid on the lungs) and you'd be short of breath.
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