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Doctor insights on: Dialysis Shunt In Chest Vs Arm

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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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Husband has chest catheter for dialysis. Said has some green drainage from exit site for a couple weeks. Wont go get it looked it. What should he do?

Husband has chest catheter for dialysis. Said has some green drainage from exit site for a couple weeks. Wont go get it looked it. What should he do?

Not normal: Green drainage or push from any drains is concerning and should be evaluated before it becomes a bigger problem. If he was my father or brother, I would help him make an appointment with the doctor that put in the chest catheter to at least get it looked at. Even if he is stubborn, it may be that he is afraid of what the doctor may tell him. Get him to make an appointment or make it for him. ...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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I'm on hemo dialysis. I have chest cath. I have had a low grade fever for 2 weeks now starting in late afternoon through evening. Now diarrhea?

I'm on hemo dialysis. I have chest cath. I have had a low grade fever for 2 weeks now starting in late afternoon through evening. Now diarrhea?

It is very important: That you have this evaluated. I cannot imagine the dialysis people are unaware of this. You need to have blood cultures and a complete search for the source of this fever! Act NOW!
Hope this will help!
Be WELL!
Dr Z ...Read more

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76 male on dialysis since 2011. Was also treated for heart and got 2 stents in 2012. Now feels chest pressure on walking fast. What could be reason?

76 male on dialysis since 2011. Was also treated for heart and got 2 stents in 2012. Now feels chest pressure on walking fast. What could be reason?

CHEST DISCONFORT: Based on your age and comments about your medical history, you have at least three primary risk factors for heart disease, at least one of which confirms that diagnosis (stents). There are many things that can cause your exertional chest discomfort, however ischemia (decreased blood flow to the heart muscle) is the leading candidate until it is ruled out. Plan to see your cardiologist as soon as is the leading candidate until it is ruled out. Plan to see your cardiologist as soon as possible! ...Read more

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Chest pain going down arm?

Chest pain going down arm?

Chest Pain -See Doc?: When to see a doctor?

How do you know when you need medical help for chest pain? It's not always easy to tell. Helpful simple quiz:

http://edition. Cnn. Com/HEALTH/help. At.home/chest. Pain/content. Html ...Read more

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What is causing arm and chest pain?

What is causing arm and chest pain?

Chest Pain -See Doc?: When to see a doctor?

How do you know when you need medical help for chest pain? It's not always easy to tell. Helpful simple quiz:

http://edition. Cnn. Com/HEALTH/help. At.home/chest. Pain/content. Html ...Read more

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What is causing chest and arm pain?

Need more info: How bad is it? Is the pain on the surface at the rib or deep in the chest? Does it come and go or change with coughing? Does it move? Does it radiate anywhere else? What makes it worse? Activity? Eating? Breathing? Did you injure yourself? Is it improving or worsening or the same. Other symptoms? Fevers? Chills? If worsening or a/w shortness of breath see an md. If severe call 911. ...Read more

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Dialysis shunt and dialysis fistula the same?

Dialysis shunt and dialysis fistula the same?

No: A shunt, or graft, is a piece of synthetic tubular material inserted under the skin that dialysis needles insert directly into.
A fistula is a connection of your own artery to a vein. Needles are then placed into the vein when the wall thickness matures. ...Read more

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Why does angina causes pain in the chest and arm?

Why does angina causes pain in the chest and arm?

Common nerve roots: The pain fibers in the spine innervate areas of the body (dermatomes) in relation to their proximity to the spine during development. The heart, upper chest and left arm develop with the same set of nerves. When you get angina, the heart hurts and co-stimulates the nerves of the arm and upper chest. Always keep in close contact with your cardiologist if you have this. ...Read more

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Got chest pain and pain in left arm?

Got chest pain and pain in left arm?

Multiple Causes: Chest pain can be a symptom of heart disease but may be may other things such as esophageal spasms, great vessel disease, respiratory disorders (asthma, COPD, bronchitis, infections, lung collapse), and muscle problems to name a few. It really depends on the clinical situation and other symptoms you may be having. If you are concerned you should see a doctor to get more information. ...Read more

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Heavy feeling in chest back and arms?

Heavy feeling in chest back and arms?

ER immediately: A heavy feeling often is a sign of heart disease such as blockages, spasm, or heart attack. It can also be the sign of an aneurysm. You should see your doctor immediately or go to the er to get it evaluated. ...Read more

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Why chest pain radiating to right arm?

Why chest pain radiating to right arm?

Chest pain: Sounds musculoskeletal but go see a doc to be sure. ...Read more

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How can I get a bigger chest and arms?

How can I get a bigger chest and arms?

Resistance training: Some of this is genetic. Your best single exercise is the pushup. Do weights -- you'll want to go to the gym and do 3 sets of 10 reps of the most weight you can handle. Do others that build your triceps, even pushups. Ask your physician whether an electronic muscle stimulator (arms, not chest) and/or creatine are appropriate for you. ...Read more

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Chest pain and pain under right arm pit?

Not sure of question: I'm not sure what exactly you are asking, but if there is any question of cardiac problems, the place to have your questions answered would be your physician's office. ...Read more

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Sharp pain in right chest and right arm?

Sharp pain in right chest and right arm?

Vague: Would need a thorough history and exam. Need to know duration, severity, chronic or acute, with or without function or breathing in or out or both. I would go to a dr. Asap. ...Read more

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Chest pain and pain in left arm--help me?

Chest pain and pain in left arm--help me?

RISKY: The combination could represent primary cardiac issues. See your doctor soon. There are other possible causes but take care of this immediately. ...Read more

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What can you do to get firm arms and chest?

What can you do to get firm arms and chest?

Resistance training: You want to increase your muscle mass through resistance training and decrease you fat mass through appropriate diet. ...Read more

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Please explain dull pain in left chest and left arm?

Please explain dull pain in left chest and left arm?

See below: This problem can only be solved by seeing your doctor and being evaluated face-to-face. After a thorough examination, your doctor should be able to tell you what's wrong and what to do about it. ...Read more

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With an av shunt for dialysis, will I still hear the bruit?

With an av shunt for dialysis, will I still hear the bruit?

No: The bruit is usually heard with a stethoscope by your physician. You may however feel the "thrill" of the fistula, which is similar to a cat purring. ...Read more

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What may cause chest pain that radiate down to the upper arm?

What may cause chest pain that radiate down to the upper arm?

Chest pain to arm: Can be a typical heart attack that irradiates to the jaw and then left arm mainly (not right arm) then can at times extend till the left wrist area to the fingers = that trajectory is the trajectory of the meridian of energy of the heart in oriental medicine. But it can be from other elements in the chest as well. Medicine is not easy and symptoms mainly rarely typical leading to error in DX + rx. ...Read more

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My shoulder arm and chest are hurting after 3 days at the gym?

My shoulder arm and chest are hurting after 3 days at the gym?

Could just B that U-: -R not in as good a condition as U thought U were. If that's the answer U kno that it will pass. Just B sure 2 warm up & then stretch after the warm up, then do Ur work out. Maybe a little lighter the next time & C how U do. ...Read more

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What could I do to make my arms and chest big at home. Any tips?

What could I do to make my arms and chest big at home. Any tips?

Some Ideas: Exercises to build your chest (per workoutbox. Com): barbell bench press; barbell bench press, declined; dumbbell flyes; dumbbell flyes, inclined bench; chest dips; cable crossover; floor flyes, dumbbell; floor flyes, dumbbell with feet up;
plyometric pushups, lateral; push up. Going for big guns. These exercises help to build arm muscle: push downs, pin presses, dumbbell wrist curls, dips, roll. ...Read more

Shunt (Definition)

Device that allows the flow of usually a fluid between two places. Sometimes a shunt may be used during carotid endarterectomy surgery to maintain the blood flow to the brain while the carotid artery ...Read more