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is hemodialysis that's inserted through the jugular painful?

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Dr. Tarek Naguib
39 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
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.
Answered on Dec 23, 2014
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Dr. Ralph Layman
19 years experience Transplant Surgery
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.
Answered on Jun 26, 2014

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