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Dialysis Left Arm Fistula Edu
Connect Vein&Artery: This is when a vein is surgically connected to an artery (end-to-side anastomosis). This maintains blood flow to the hand while diverting blood into the vein. The vein becomes pressurized to arterial pressure and had much higher blood flow. Over time its size will double and its walls thicken so that it can be accessed for dialysis. Left arm is most often used because it is the non-dominant arm. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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
Ckd patient had 5 fistula attempt on arm his venogram is patent radial n ulner but oculuded subclavian n basilary on right n left arm all veins ligate?
Ask your treating dr: Apparently, you have a great difficulty to gain access for long-term hemodialysis. Confronting such, one may consider the possibility with artificial vascular graft, which will of course not just have higher risk of infection but require more personal diligence & vigilance in care. To help realize life reality, go to Facts of Life-1,2,&3 by clicking the BUTTON on the left of www.formefirst.com. ...Read more
I received a kidney transplant 1/4/13. The fistula in my left arm is dead. My left hand is burning, could this be from the fistula?
Usually not. But,: Everyone is different. Usually when a fistula clots people don't feel any different. Get checked by your doc to make sure there is no other cause for burning. If your fingers are pale or change color or cold, or burning increases, you need urgent eval bec you worry about blood flow issue into the hand. ...Read more
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What cosmetic surgery options are available for scarring/bumps after having a dialysis fistula on your arm?
I have an av fistula in the antecubital space of my arm and a peritoneal dialysis catheter, is there a safe way to play paintball ?
To the Doctor: Not one of those symptoms that you need to be google searching for the answer on your computer. Your age and gender put you on the side of being safe about this one. See your doctor. If this occurred with or after any exertion i would be particularly concerned. ...Read more
Left arm symptoms: These symptoms could reflect a focal stroke ! - but this seems highly unlikely, given your age. A second possibility is that you rested on your nerve bundle that runs down the inner tricep region, next to your humerus. This area when compressed makes our arm seem "asleep". A third possibility is a cervical spine nerve root compression. A fourth possibility is an axillary compression of nerves. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
How about stopping?: There is an old joke - "Doc, it hurts when I do this." "Don't do that!!" Smoking causes intense constriction of arteries, more so in some very susceptible people, and you could be experiencing angina or heart pain. If it is only when you smoke cigarettes, I would be very concerned and see your doctor immediately for more complete evaluation. AND STOP SMOKING!! Get into a cessation program asap. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
"left arm pain": The complaint "left arm pain" can be do to many conditions. Could come from the brain, spine, nerves, blood vessels, aorta, heart, muscles, tendons, ligaments, joints, etc. Your doctor will allow you to provide more information & examine you so he or she can a diagnosis and then provide treatment. ...Read more
The list is long: You could have: carpel tunnel radiculopathy diabetes (usually bilateral) vascular disease b12 def. (bil) tia (mini-stroke) ulnar nerve compression sat. Night palsy vasculitis so, go see your doctor. He may refer you after he does some labs and/or xrays or MRI or ....... Good luck. ...Read more
A fistula is an abnormal connection between two places. Most commonly, it originates somewhere in the intestine and communicates to another location in the intestine or in the skin. A fistula can develop after abdominal surgery, with inflammatory bowel disease, cancer, anorectal abscess, and ...Read more
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