Top
40
Doctor insights on: Bump Arm Dialysis

Share
1

1
Will the bump on my arm from dialysis go away after I stop?

Will the bump on my arm from dialysis go away after I stop?

Let someone see it.: Hard to say without the benefit of examining that bump. If it is related to infiltration of blood from a needle inserted into your fistula or graft, then it should resolve with time. If the bump is an access aneurysm, it may need to be managed by your vascular surgeon. Better check with your rounding nephrologist who can better evaluate the bump. Good luck. ...Read more

Dr. Quresh Khairullah
520 Doctors shared insights

Dialysis (Definition)

Simple answer is that it is a medical technology used primarily to provide an artificial replacement for lost kidney function in people with renal failure. Hemodialysis remove wastes and excess water from the blood by circulating blood outside the body through an external filter, called a dialyzer. Blood and dialysate flow through in opposite directions and the ...Read more


2

2
What is the bump in the arms of dialysis patient?

What is the bump in the arms of dialysis patient?

Fistula +/- aneurysm: Dialysis patients need a mature vein that can withstand repeated puncture which is created by diverting arterial flow into a nearby vein.
Needling the same site causes a loss of pain nerve fibers, and thus patients prefer that site for repeated use. This can cause fibrosis and thinning of the wall at that site, resulting in aneurysmal dilatation. This is not in danger of rupturing. ...Read more

3

3
Why do dialysis patients have bumps on their arms?

Aneurysm: You may be referring to areas in the dialysis graft or fistula which can form called aneurysms or pseudoaneurysms. The fistula can become dilated and this will look like a lump or bump. ...Read more

4

4
Why does dialysis patients have bumps on their arms?

Why does dialysis patients have bumps on their arms?

Trauma: Repeated trauma from the use of the needles to access for avf builds up over time. If happens to some degree in every patient but can happen more in patients who get the same areas "re-stuck" every time. These are called pseudoaneursyms. Best practice is to rotate "sticks" (needle access) as much as possible. Some patients need to have these operated on in extreme situations. ...Read more

5

5
My mom has bumps on her arms from dialysis?

My mom has bumps on her arms from dialysis?

Access: You may be referring to the patient's arterio venous graft. This is used to allow the dialysis to be performed. It is where the needles are placed into the patient so that blood can be removed, cleaned and processed, and then returned to the patient. ...Read more

6

6
Is there a cosmetic procedure to remove the bumps on the arm caused by a dialysis fistula?

Depends on cause: Bumps must be looked at to determine their nature. Cannot answer without seeing and palpating the sites. ...Read more

7

7
What are cosmetic surgery options for scarring/bumps after having a dialysis fistula on your arm?

What are cosmetic surgery options for scarring/bumps after having a dialysis fistula on your arm?

Scar Revision: Scars can sometimes be improved with the following methods: 1) passage of time; 2) protection from sun; 3) dermabrasion or laser resurfacing; 4) steroid injection; 5) silicone topical therapy; 6) cosmetics (for camouflage); 7) surgical revision. The methods taht will work best for you will depend on factors seen during an exam. Hope this helps! ...Read more

9

9
Why is arm with dialysis port swelling?

See your doctor: There are many reasons for this to happen. You really need to have your doctor check this out right away. ...Read more

10

10
Two yrs ago, an IV in left arm, hurt so bad, to remove it, I was given morphine. Now I may need dialysis, but my right arm is my dominate. Will they s?

Two yrs ago, an IV in left arm, hurt so bad, to remove it, I was given morphine. Now I may need dialysis, but my right arm is my dominate. Will they s?

Access placement: If you decide to go on hemodialysis, your vascular access should be a arterio-venous fistula (avf). That is normally placed in the non-dominant arm. Another option is peritoneal dialysis (pd), where a catheter in placed in the peritoneal cavity so no arterial access is needed. See the image on the right. The catheter is not placed in any abdominal organs. Discuss pd with your nephrologist. ...Read more

11

11
What does a hemo dialysis site look like on your arm?

Lump on skin: Hemodialysis sites look like engorged veins. If they are "fistulas" (artery connected to a vein) the lump on the skin follows the natural pathway of the vein. Over time these can dilate and become aneurysmal. The arterio-venous grafts are basically synthetic / plastic tubes which are placed right under the skin. These you can see and feel. The actual needle puncture sites develop small scabs. ...Read more

12

12
What can I ask the nurses to use to numb my arm before dialysis?

Lidocaine topical: Usually patients who have a lot of pain before needle insertion we give them Lidocaine topical cream that they apply at the site of injection 30 to 60 min before dialysis. It is not over the counter and it should be prescribed by your physician. ...Read more

13

13
My dad is on dialysis. His arm is always itching, What is causing this?

My dad is on dialysis. His arm is always itching, What is causing this?

Itch on dialysis: If this is only on the arm where he has his vascular access such as fistula or graft it may relate to irritation or allergy to the cleansing preparation solution being used.
Chloraprep is a common one that can cause it.
If it is on both arms and else where it relates to his kidney failure and most commonly a high phosphorous level. ...Read more

14

14
What happens if dialysis can't be pumped in through vein in my arm?

Need Catheter: If an av fistula fails in dialysis patients, then they require a dialysis catheter until another long term dialysis access can be established. If all arm veins are too small or scarred, then it is possible to place an av graft (synthetic tube to connect the arterial and venous systems). Av grafts are typically made of gore-tex (ptfe). ...Read more

15

15
Should bloodpressure be taken in arm where fistula made for dialysis?

Should bloodpressure be taken in arm where fistula made for dialysis?

No: If you take BP and tighten a cuff above the fistula, clotting can occur and clog the fistula. Distally, there is already a steal of blood flow due to the fistula so you don't want to tighten a cuff there unless there is nowhere else to go. ...Read more

16

16
What happens if dialysis can't be pumped in through a vein in the arm?

What happens if dialysis can't be pumped in through a vein in the arm?

Other options: Include veins in the other arm or the legs. Also, another kind of dialysis that does not require veins or blood flow is called peritoneal dialysis could be done throught the abdominal wall. ...Read more

17

17
Please tell me what can I use to numb my arm before getting poked with needles for dialysis?

Please tell me what can I use to numb my arm before getting poked with needles for dialysis?

Numbing of arm: You can do several things to make your arm numb so the cannulation (c) of your vascular access is less troublesome. One is ask the physician to order the nurses to inject some Lidocaine (l) over the sites they use for cannulation, or use some l ointment. Another option is to spray Ethyl Chloride over the access sites of c, this causes the skin to be numb for a brief period of time. Good luck. ...Read more

18

18
What do you suggest if my father is on dialysis. His arm is always itching, does anyone know why?

What do you suggest if my father is on dialysis. His arm is always itching, does anyone know why?

Uremia: One of the most common and bothersone complaints in uremia is pruritis. Discuss with his Dr. As there may be specific issues going on that can be found and helped. ...Read more

20

20
Taking subclavian vein from left arm n artrey from right n placing graft betwen them for dialysis. Is it better or permanent catheter? No other option

Taking subclavian vein from left arm n artrey from right n placing graft betwen them for dialysis. Is it better or permanent catheter? No other option

Avoid catheters.: It sounds like your vascular surgeon is planning on placing what is sometimes referred to as a "necklace graft." Regardless of their location, and if placed by an experienced surgeon, grafts carry a much lower risk of getting infected than catheters. With this lower risk for infection, people with grafts generally live longer than those with catheters, so catheters are a last resort. Good luck! ...Read more

23

23
U get bumps on my arm?

U get bumps on my arm?

Question?: Lease have a translator resubmit your question. ...Read more

24

24
Bumps on left arm only, why?

Not sure: There are a # of possible causes. The best way to get an accurate diagnosis would be dermatological evaluation. ...Read more

25

25
I have fine bumps on my left arm what are they?

I have fine bumps on my left arm what are they?

Left arm bumps: More information is needed to make even an educated guess. Are they red? Do they itch? Have they spread from a small area to the entire arm? Is only the left arm involved? Skin lesions are best evaluated by being seen by a doc. Your fp/pcp can examine the bumps after getting a good history & provide you with possibilities & treatment. ...Read more

26

26
What can this tendor bump on inside of my arm be?

What can this tendor bump on inside of my arm be?

Several things: This is one of those problems where a visit to your doctor is necessary to figure out what's going on. Only after a thorough evaluation, including examination and possibly labs and other tests, can your doctor correctly diagnose you and treat you effectively. ...Read more

27

27
What would cause a bump on the lower arm near the elbow?

GOUT OR ARTHRITIS: Gout and arthritis could cause a cyst that is filled with a joint fluid called synovial cyst if not bothering you leave it alone if painfull or getting larger check with your physiciam. ...Read more

29

29
I have dry raised bumps on my arm that seem to be spreading.

I have dry raised bumps on my arm that seem to be spreading.

Bumps: Are they on the backside of the upper arm? Are they itchy, red? Can you send a photo? Any new creams, lotions, soaps, detergents? ...Read more

31

31
What can cause a bump on the arm to keep coming back (same area)?

What can cause a bump on the arm to keep coming back (same area)?

A cyst: If you're describing a recurrent abscess - meaning a big pimple keeps coming back - it's possible you have a cyst there that keeps getting infected and the cyst needs to get excised (cut out). ...Read more

32

32
I have a bump on my arm and it keeps getting bigger. I need help?

Expanding Sore: Please go see a physician in person. You have a problem that will not be solved on the internet. ...Read more

33

33
I have a cluster of white bumps on my fore arm that's itchy what is it?

Dermatitis: You probably got into something, or got bitten. Try over the counter Hydrocortisone and antihistamine cream like benadryl, (diphenhydramine) if that does not work see doc for something stronger or if it spreads or gets worse. ...Read more

34

34
A bump in my arm left after bruisinng has gone after a fall what is it?

Arm bump: Most likely some residual inflammation and/or left over blood from the hematoma (bruise). I see this all the time. It will eventually go away. ...Read more

35

35
Small little bumps on my right arm they don't go away but they get hard?

Small little bumps on my right arm they don't go away but they get hard?

Keratosis Pilaris: Keratosis pilaris is a common skin condition in which a protein in the skin called keratin forms hard plugs within hair follicles.
Causes, incidence, and risk factors
keratosis pilaris is harmless (benign). It seems to run in families. It is more common in people who have very dry skin, or who have atopic dermatitis (eczema).
The condition is generally worse in winter and often clears in the summ. ...Read more

39

39
What's causing small areas of skin on my arm to be really bumpy? Bumps are close together and skin-coloured.

What's causing small areas of skin on my arm to be really bumpy? Bumps are close together and skin-coloured.

Send us a picture: You can upload a picture of the rash at www. Imgur. Com
the picture will be tagged with its own URL website

You can resubmit the question to us again with the URL address listed and we will be able to view it. This is all done anonymously. ...Read more

40

40
I lifted a really heavy bag last week 50 pounds, now I feel a small bump in my upper arm what should I do?

I lifted a really heavy bag last week 50 pounds, now I feel a small bump in my upper arm what should I do?

Painful?: Is the bump painful? Probably not related and difficult to say what this bump is without seeing it. Where is it located? ...Read more

Find us on Facebook