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My father had started dialysis few months ago, but recently, his blood clot in dialysis tube many times before do dialysis, what the causes?

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Dr. Jack Rubin
Nephrology and Dialysis 48 years experience
Clotted catheter: You are referring to a central venous catheter (cvc) when you mention a dialysis tube. He may have not received enough Heparin at the end of his dialysis session to prevent clots. Have him discuss the placement of a a-v fistula with his nephrologist. That will end the problem of his clotted cvc and improve his health.

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Last updated Jun 25, 2014

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