Treatments

Fluids

  1. What does it mean if my doctor says I need IV fluids?
  2. Where do I go to get IV fluids?
  3. What are some signs and symptoms I might need IV fluids?
  4. Where can I get more information about my side effect management and other chemotherapy related questions?

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What does it mean if my doctor says I need IV fluids?

A. IV fluids are given if you are dehydrated. You may be dehydrated from nausea and vomiting, diarrhea or poor fluid intake. IV fluids are given over one to two hours and may include anti-nausea medications.
Please refer to: http://www.chemocare.com/managing/dehydration.asp
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Where do I go to get IV fluids?

A. Most IV fluid treatments are given in our clinic. If IV fluids are needed on weekends or holidays, a patient may be asked to go to SHAPES (Salem Hospital Ambulatory Parenteral and Enteral Service) located on the first floor of Building C. Occasionally other arrangements are made for patients who live a long distance from our office to go to another site for IV fluids.
Please refer to: http://www.chemocare.com/managing/dehydration.asp
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What are some signs and symptoms I might need IV fluids?

A. You may need IV fluids if you experience dizziness upon standing, dry mucous membranes (dry mouth), dry skin that stands up or tents when lightly pinched, little or no urine output, very dark or tea colored urine, or low blood pressure.
Please refer to: http://www.chemocare.com/managing/dehydration.asp
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Where can I get more information about my side effect management and other chemotherapy related questions?

Side effect management information and other chemotherapy related questions and information can be found at www.chemocare.com**
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