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Doctor insights on: Dialysis Needle Size

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Dr. Quresh Khairullah
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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


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What if I need dialysis but I have a fear of needles?

What if I need dialysis but I have a fear of needles?

Dialysis and needles: There is a form of dialysis that is done without needles using a catheter in the belly. Also, I have had many patients who feared needles but were able to adapt to the necessary needle sticks of hemodialysis. It will take effort, but it is well worthwhile. ...Read more

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Will I have to get poked with a needle when I get a peritoneal dialysis?

Not for the dialysis: No needle sticks are needed to do the peritoneal dialysis procedure. But routine blood tests, which require a needle stick each time they are done, are performed at least once a month. These tests monitor the effectiveness of the treatment and monitor the associated problems (like anemia, hormone and electrolyte problems) related to the renal failure that has caused the need for dialysis. ...Read more

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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

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Why do physicians use metal needles to access dialysis fistula?

Why do physicians use metal needles to access dialysis fistula?

It is less traumatic: Usually specially-trained nurses or technicians access dialysis fistulas, not physicians. Metal needles are used to help penetrate the skin and the thickened wall of the vein accurately and with minimal trauma. Sometimes blunt needles are used (if a buttonholing technique is being employed). ...Read more

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My father, a diabetic patient & now undergone dialysis having needle sensation if on his chest skin.Can u explain about it & how to cure it?

My father, a diabetic patient & now undergone dialysis having needle sensation if on his chest skin.Can u explain about it & how to cure it?

Unfortunately: Unfortunately when you have kidney disease and need dialysis your skin does not work correctly. You can have a secondary dermatitis and unusual skin sensations. Please see your dermatologist for evaluation and to discuss treatment options. ...Read more

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2 dialysis done. Kidney stopped functioning. Createnine reduced to 12 frm 17 after first dialysis. Kidney size normal. Is there any chance of revival?

2 dialysis done. Kidney stopped functioning. Createnine reduced to 12 frm 17 after first dialysis. Kidney size normal. Is there any chance of revival?

Recovery?: You best resource for the answer to your question is the nephrologist (n) taking care of you. The questions to ask your n are: do you have acute renal failure? Does your n expect your kidney function to return? If you had acute renal failure, due to drugs that affected the kidney or due to low bp, recovery may be possible. Your n can and should give more information about your prognosis. Good luck. ...Read more

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What size needle for testostrone injection?

What size needle for testostrone  injection?

Large ones: Usually the 20-21 gauge needles are needed due to the thickness of the testosterone solution. It can be given in smaller needles but more difficult to inject. ...Read more

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Excuse me i was bitten by what i believe to be a tiny spider perhaps about the size of a needle head or abit bigger. should i be worried or concerned? i'm from the us in georgia.

Excuse me i was bitten by what i believe to be a tiny spider perhaps about the size of a needle head or abit bigger. should i be worried or concerned? i'm from the us in georgia.

Maybe: If you can see where the spider bitch you are there's any reactions and I would recommend a video conference on telemedicine if there's no reaction at all within 24 hours usually with a little spider bite you don't have to see anybody. The brown recluse spider bite she was a tiny spider and can cause local serious problems ...Read more

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