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Dialysis Shunt In Chest Vs Arm
Multiple black and blues in one arm only. No injuries. No other symptoms. Hx. Of dialysis, still have the shunts in the arm. Two months ago, hip fract?
Aspirin culprit: But you need it to keep shunt open. Show to nurse. ...Read more
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
I have a ventricular shunt across my chest and the internal scare tissue has become inflamed, from a bike crash, and causes me constant mild pain when when I move my right arm. What can I do?
See a Provider: What you are describing could indicate that you have a problem that needs attention. Please see a provider. ...Read more
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
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?
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?
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
Would stress from working and mom on dialysis cause pain and sting in neck and pain in right side of chest. And trouble breathing.
Possibly: Strees can manifest itself in many ways, some of them physical. I suggest that you review these findings with your physician. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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
Likely: Musculoskeletal and less likely cardiovascular.Get a more detailed answer ›
Emergency: Go to the ER now!!!Get a more detailed answer ›
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
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
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
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