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Is hemodialysis that's inserted through the jugular painful?

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Dr. Tarek Naguib
Nephrology and Dialysis 41 years experience
No: Hemodialysis is not painful. But if you mean is the catheter inserted painful. The answer is no but the doctor usually puts a pain medicine during insertion. After in place, the catheter is not painful.
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Dr. Ralph Layman
Transplant Surgery 21 years experience
A little: The hd catheter insertion thru the jugular stings a little. You usually get sone Lidocaine and sedation to put it in. It is like a big IV line.
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