A 39-year-old member asked:
why do people on hemodialysis treatments get lumps on their arms?
1 doctor answer
Dr. Ralph Layman answered
19 years experience Transplant Surgery
Needle sticks: The areas on the fistula wear dialysis needles are used for access weaken the vein or the goretex graft and they form what are called pseudoaneurysms. Sort of an inflammatory scar over access points.
Answered on Oct 25, 2013
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