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Doctor insights on: Needle Pain During Dialysis

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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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Which test is better for compartment syndrome? The probe where they hold it to your leg and find the pressure or when you stick a needle in?

Which test is better for compartment syndrome? The probe where they hold it to your leg and find the pressure or when you stick a needle in?

To stick a needle in: This procedure involves injecting some local anaesthetic into the affected area of your leg so that the pressure monitoring needle can be inserted without pain. After the anaesthetic you will either hop for 1-2 minutes, or move your foot up and down, depending on where the problem is, to build up the muscle pressure. The pressure monitoring needle will then be inserted and the pressure is measured. ...Read more

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How painful is it when they stick amnio needle in the sac?

How painful is it when they stick amnio needle in the sac?

Not very painful.: We use very small gauge needles to perform amniocentesis and sometimes we can also use some local anesthesia to numb the skin to make it more a more comfortable procedure. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if throughout a liver biopsy, is it possible to have the needle that gets the tissue only goes into the clean part?

Can you tell me if throughout a liver biopsy, is it possible to have the needle that gets the tissue only goes into the clean part?

Yes: That is called sampling error, and there is always a small chance of this happening, known as a "false negative" result. The probability depends on the type of biopsy and what is being biopsied. ...Read more

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I'm curious as to what to do if a syringe needle gets stuck in your body?

I'm curious as to what to do if a syringe needle gets stuck in your body?

Pullit out: Normally there is a plastic hub on the top of the needle so if the needle came off the syringe just grab the hub pull out. If the needle broke off the hub have a needle nose plier grab the tip outside the skin and pull out. If the needle is in the skin and not visible go to ER ...Read more

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When i'm getting a shot, how many mm will it go in before it would touch the bone?

When i'm getting a shot, how many mm will it go in before it would touch the bone?

Itdepends on muscle: It depends how big your muscle is if given in arm deltoid muscle, it varies. ...Read more

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what are some healthy tips when one bursting to void bladder how long should they wait & how but no around example in a car or such???

 what are some healthy tips when one bursting to void bladder how long should they wait & how but no around example in a car or such???

Don't wait, void: It is best not to wait when the bladder is bursting. It is best to get to a rest stop as soon as possible and use the toilet. If that is impractical then find the nearest spot where you can urinate in the soil with some privacy. Don't wait, void as soon as possible. ...Read more

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Aside of injection what is the food that can help to increase hemoglobin because sometimes i miss to inject after dialysis.

Aside of injection what is the food that can help to increase hemoglobin because sometimes i miss to inject after dialysis.

Anemia: Anemia in kidney failure is due to lack of erythropoeitin, which is injected with each HD session. It can be taken subcutaneously once a week. Ask about that possibility. Iron deficiency contributes to anemia. Foods rich in iron may help but typically dialysis patients require iron supplements. There is no natural stimulant or replacement of erythropoetin. ...Read more

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How much liquid can the bladder hold before it bursts? and also how do we measure how much liquid is in the bladder in an 8th grade science lab?

How much liquid can the bladder hold before it bursts? and also how do we measure how much liquid is in the bladder in an 8th grade science lab?

A lot: a bladder can hold a lot of fluid before bursting a full bladder have higher chance of rupture in case of accident vs empty bladder the amount vary with age and gender and toilet habit ...Read more

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When passing a kidney stone is there anything you can do to help it move along faster and less painful?

When passing a kidney stone is there anything you can do to help it move along faster and less painful?

A few things.: Tamsulosin may aid in expulsion, narcotics will reduce pain. Time will cure if the stone size is not too big and the ureters / urethra is willing. ...Read more

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When having blood drawn in the er, is it necessary to hook up the IV port and inject saline if you don't require constant medication?

When having blood drawn in the er, is it necessary to hook up the IV port and inject saline if you don't require constant medication?

Let me explain: Just for blood draw you do not need this but because you are in the er they may need to IV access this why they keep open in case you need it. ...Read more

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How many shots does it usually take to numb a child before having a cavity filled? Our six year is going in to have a cavity filled, and i'd like to know how many shots it takes to numb them before the procedure. I've heard they often put children entirel

How many shots does it usually take to numb a child before having a cavity filled? Our six year is going in to have a cavity filled, and i'd like to know how many shots it takes to numb them before the procedure. I've heard they often put children entirel

That depends: On the size of the cavity and the location. Small cavities on the chewing surface of the tooth usually do not require any. Larger cavities on lower back teeth usually require 1. Larger cavities on upper back teeth usually require 2 spots. Most 6 yr olds usually do quite well if the doctor explains things properly. Each pinch is about 2 sec.Try not to let your anxiety flavor your child's experience. ...Read more

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What should I expect for a biopsy of nodule in neck? Will it hurt? How long is the procedure? How many times will they stab? Will they numb the area?

Hope it helps: Surgeons may give a tranquilizer , general anesthesia, or local depending on how large the thing on your neck being biopsies is... If it is a lymph node and is small they may provide small local numb medicine and then inject with a needle to do another biopsy. If it is a skin biopsy again depending on the size can do a local numb as well. Anything larger they may perform general. You will do fine. ...Read more

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What causes pins and needle feeling on the skin with renal failiure. Patient does not want to go to dialyses?

What causes pins and needle feeling on the skin with renal failiure. Patient does not want to go to dialyses?

See your doctor: Uremic polyneuropathy is really a sign that it is time for dialysis. There are other disorders that my be adding to the neuropathy (pins and needles)sensations, but if it is from kidneys alone-dialysis is the next clinical step. ...Read more

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How painful are catheter procedures? The idea of someone poking a long tube through a body sounds at least mildly uncomfortable. Is there anesthesia used on the patient?

Diagnostic : Diagnostic catheter procedures are mildly painful only twice: when local anesthetic is injected at the puncture site and when, after the procedure, pressure is applied at the puncture site to prevent any bleeding. During the procedure, you should feel little or nothing. If you think about this, it makes sense: you can't feel blood moving though your vessels (other than the pulse it creates), so you shouldn't feel the catheter in your vessel either. If there is an intervention during the catheter study, like a balloon angioplasty, stent placement, or biopsy, you may feel that and it might be briefly uncomfortable. Patients undergoing catheter studies are almost always given sedation to help them remain comfortable. I've written a health guide on this site which discusses conscious sedation in detail; a link to that guide is attached to this answer. ...Read more

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If a person cuts back on the amount of food they eat would they eventually not need to eat as much?

If a person cuts back on the amount of food they eat would they eventually not need to eat as much?

Yes and no: When you cut back your stomach does "shrink" and usually a person becomes accustomed to eating less. Every adult needs 2500 (female) to 3000+ (male) calories a day to run efficiently and have energy reserves.It helps to eat more fresh foods and less processed and fatty foods. Because fruits and veggies have fewer calories you can eat more and feel satisfied. ...Read more

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Does a core needle breast biopsy make a tumor smaller or would it stay pretty much the same size but have holes in it from where they took tissue out?

Does a core needle breast biopsy make a tumor smaller or would it stay pretty much the same size but have holes in it from where they took tissue out?

It depends on the : size of the tumor. If it is only 5mm or less, it may be completely removed. If it is slightly larger than that, it may be smaller afterwards. If it is large, the core biopsy will have no perceptible impact on the size. The core bx only removes a very thin cylinder of tissue. ...Read more

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A doctor happens to feel that when sclerotherapy is used, for instance, on the upper leg that new surrounding spiders will form. How true?

A doctor happens to feel that when sclerotherapy is used, for instance, on the upper leg that new surrounding spiders will form. How true?

The question: Was new spider veins formation after sclerotherapy but the answer you got was unrelated... Indeed it can happen randomly that sclerotherapy for any type of vein can induce the formation of new, fine , red colored so called second generation of spiders or matting usually quite resilient to treat. If varicose veins are injected a good compression may prevent their occurrence. ...Read more

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How can someone become less aprehensive (besides meditation) before having a blood pressure cuff put on? How can the avoidance be handled?

How can someone become less aprehensive (besides meditation) before having a blood pressure cuff put on? How can the avoidance be handled?

Why not meditate?: Practice with a cuff yourself if you can find one. Many retail places have self monitors that can help you get habituated to the feelings. I'm curious why you reject meditation. Oddly, it can actually improve the BP reading as well as lessening your apprehension. A few (5) breath cycles of in-4 count, hold-6 count, "full" out-8 count can change the result before your own eyes. Try it for proof! ...Read more