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Dr. Randy Cooper

Nephrology and Dialysis
AZ
27 years experience

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Specialties
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Nephrology and Dialysis

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

5 Answers
8 Agrees
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A member asked:
Dr. Randy Cooper
Nephrology and Dialysis 27 years experience
Paintball and access: I would consider wearing an arm and elbow pad on your upper arm and elbow that is placed in the direction to cover the fistula. As for the pd catheter -- i would either tape the catheter to your abdomen or wear some sort of girdle that secures the catheter firmly against you and doesn't leave it free to move.
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Randy Cooper
Nephrology and Dialysis 27 years experience
Dialysis catheter: A dialysis catheter is a long catheter that is inserted into a larger vein (the internal jugular vein is most recommended) that allows for blood to be removed so it can be "cleaned" by the dialysis machine and then the "clean" blood re-infused back into the body. If for chronic dialysis, the catheter will be tunneled under the skin and will come out between the collar bone and breast.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Randy Cooper
Nephrology and Dialysis 27 years experience
Sx of CVI: Symptoms including leg heaviness, aching, itching or burning, leg tiredness or fatigue, cramping, and even restless legs. It can commonly cause swelling in your legs. Some patients will develop superficial veins called spider veins or varicose veins. As disease worsens you can get bronzing and/or thickening of the skin. Some will also develop wounds that don't heal well and can get infected.

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HealthTap member
Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Cooper is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

The Ohio State University College of Medicine, OH
Graduated 1994MD
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