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Why does a dialysis catheter clog sometimes?

Why does a dialysis catheter clog sometimes?

Catheter Clogs: Causes of intermittent peritoneal dialysis catheter malfunction are: 1) a tissue called the omentum has wrapped itself around the catheter; 2) the catheter openings are up against the bowel; or 3) the catheter openings are against the lining of the abdominal cavity called the peritoneum. One added reason that really is serious is impending infection. Need to talk with your dr. About this. ...Read more

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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Do I need to be very careful in catheter care during peritoneal dialysis?

Do I need to be very careful in catheter care during peritoneal dialysis?

Definitely: Infection tracking to the inside of the abdomen is not only very painful but will limit the life of the procedure. A resistant infection could lead to removing the tube and just using hemodialysis procedure instead. ...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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What is the definition or description of: dialysis catheter insertion?

See below: A dialysis catheter is a conduit to access either the blood stream or the peritoneal cavity to enable to performance of dialysis.
Hemodialysis catheters can be acute or temporary or chronic and in that case tunnelled under the skin. Peritoneal catheters are always tunnelled and enter the abdominal wall. Insertion is done with local anesthesia under ultrasound guidance or surgically. ...Read more

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Is there anything that can protect the catheter site during peritoneal dialysis?

Is there anything that can protect the catheter site during peritoneal dialysis?

Yes: Keep it covered and without tension on the exit site, and use a antibacterial cream recommended by your nephrologist. Contact your nurse if you notice any redness or discharge. ...Read more

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What exactly is peritoneal dialysis catheter manipulation?

What exactly is peritoneal dialysis catheter manipulation?

PD Catheters: This is a procedure that is used to get a malfunctioning catheter to work again. There are many different ways this is done - putting a wire down the catheter or putting other devices down the catheter. Ask you doctor for a more thorough explanation. ...Read more

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When can I expect my peritoneal dialysis catheter be removed?

When infection occur: Peritoneal catheter can serve for long years unless a resistant infection develops or open abdominal surgery is needed. ...Read more

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Husband has green drainage from exit site from dialysis venous catheter for three weeks and won't go to the dr. Does local infection always spread?

Husband has green drainage from exit site from dialysis venous catheter for three weeks and won't go to the dr. Does local infection always spread?

Green goo dialysis: Green goo makes me worry about staph or other serious infection. If he wants to live much longer he should see Dr. Many patients decide that dialysis is not worth it and stop. Or may have serious depression. Please call his dialysis team. ...Read more

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During dialysis why does the subclavian catheter have darker blood than in patients with a fistula?

During dialysis why does the subclavian catheter have darker blood than in patients with a fistula?

Venous blood: A subclavian catheter has only venous, deoxygenated blood returning from the body. A fistula contains oxygenated arterial blood coming from the heart. This is the reason for the bright red blood seen in fistulas. ...Read more

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For a dialysis, why is the subclavian catheter has darker blood rather than in patient with fistula?

For a dialysis, why is the subclavian catheter has darker blood rather than in patient with fistula?

Catheter vs fistula: An a-v fistula (avf) is a connection between an artery and a vein, that's why its called an a, for artery, v, for vein, fistula. Arterial blood has more oxygen, making it redder, than venous blood. A subclavian catheter has both blood tubes in the vein, where there is less oxygenated blood, as it does not have any arterial inflow. That's why it has darker blood than an avf. ...Read more

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Why would nephrologist recommend catheter dialysis to my 90 yr old grandmother? Demented, barely ambulatory and 16% function.

Catheter dialysis: I assume you are referring to peritoneal dialysis, using a catheter in her abdomen. This decision brings the family to a discussion of life goals. Extending her life with dialysis may not be the consensus decision. Hemodialysis is harsh for everyone, especially so for the frail elderly and was never intended for frail elderly. Peritoneal dialysis is gentle. At 16% function, she does not require D. ...Read more

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Would dialysis using a permanent catheter in the only patent left phimoral vein rule out transplantation on it? Had aneurysmal rupture on the right.

Would dialysis using a permanent catheter in the only patent left phimoral vein rule out transplantation on it? Had aneurysmal rupture on the right.

Very tricky: Transplantation requires an adequate vein near an adequate artery and the bladder. Even if a femoral vein has been damaged, the vein higher up in the abdomen (the iliac or the vena cava) may still support a transplant. These technical details need to be carefully reviewed with a transplant surgeon in advance of transplantation. Most of the time, it is still possible. Best of luck. ...Read more

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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

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Can I restart peritoneal dialysis after having removed the catheter due to peritonitis, as I've blood clotting, deep vein issues with heamodialysis?

Can I restart peritoneal dialysis after having removed the catheter due to peritonitis, as I've blood clotting, deep vein issues with heamodialysis?

Difficult: After peritonitis, cavity will be obliterated, forms adhesions, loculations, will not allow free inflow and out flow, all the fluid will not return, also have to wait wks or months for pd, renal transplantation is best alternative, . ...Read more

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Do I need a catheter for my neck surgery?

Do I need a catheter for my neck surgery?

Depends on surgery: It all depends on the length of the surgery and the condition that you have in your neck.
Would leave this up to the surgeon. Discuss this with him. ...Read more

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My father had dialysis through his neck today. He is unresponsive and not reacting to the nurses pain level test (nail cuticle) IS THIS NORMAL?

My father had dialysis through his neck today. He is unresponsive and not reacting to the nurses pain level test (nail cuticle) IS THIS NORMAL?

No: Your father is in the hospital, he is followed by healthcare professionals, I appreciate your concern, but your questions would better be answered by the team treating your father. We don't have the full picture so we can't be of help and may confuse you more, wish you and your father all the best ...Read more

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I had an Bladder neck incision but can't urinate so sent home with underlying Catheter for an week or 2 is this quite normal as I'm very worried now?

I had an Bladder neck incision but can't urinate so sent home with underlying Catheter for an week or 2 is this quite normal as I'm very worried now?

Okay. ..: Inability to urinate results from poor working coherence between urinary sphincter and bladder. Leaving a catheter for a while is right temporary thing to do. Most of patients after bladder neck incision will be able to void with a better urine flow than that before the procedures provided they still could void before surgery. More? Ask your urologist. Or contact www. HealthTap/com/dr-Lin. .. Best. ...Read more

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Catheter in right side of neck after bypass surgery which vessel is it going into?

Catheter in right side of neck after bypass surgery which vessel is it going into?

Probably right inter: The right internal jugular is the most common vein accessed for cardiac procedures. ...Read more

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I am dialysis patient. Doing since last 6 years. I had line in my neck n when they remove it got clot. Caz of that my fistula hand is swelled.

I am dialysis patient. Doing since last 6 years. I had line in my neck n when they remove it got clot. Caz of that my fistula hand is swelled.

Venous Hypertension: The fistula causes increase blood flow through the veins draining the arm. If the veins are blocked or narrowed (both possible because of long term dialysis catheter) the increased pressure causes more fluid to collect in the arm and cause swelling. An interventional radiologist might be able to treat the narrowing with a baloon dilation and stunting. ...Read more

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Can periodic catheter insertion for few minutes n dr office dilate urethra or bladder neck slightly for period of time? Only effective med too costly

Can periodic catheter insertion for few minutes n dr office dilate urethra or bladder neck slightly for period of time? Only effective med too costly

YES: Yes you will need that procedure to help urinary flow. If you can not afford medication write to the company, most of them have special plans to help the people who can not afford them. Speak to your doctor. ...Read more

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What is urethrocystoscopy + bladder neck incision? I underwent that procedure. Is painful urination common after catheter being removed? Please rush

What is urethrocystoscopy + bladder neck incision? I underwent that procedure. Is painful urination common after catheter being removed? Please rush

Common: It is common to have painful urination for a week or two after catheter is removed. Given your young age, your urologist probably diagnosed you with a high riding bladder neck that was causing you difficult voiding symptoms. The procedure involves putting a camera scope in your urethra and making relaxing incisions in your bladder neck with laser or cautery to change your bladder neck angle. ...Read more

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Would stress from working and mom on dialysis cause pain and sting in neck and pain in right side of chest. And trouble breathing.

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

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What are the advantages of having a diagnostic cardiac catheterization through the groin arm or neck?

What are the advantages of having a diagnostic cardiac catheterization through the groin arm or neck?

Groin/ arm/ neck: The difference lies mostly in operator preference and experience. There are higher complication rates when using the brachial (upper arm) approach due to ability to compress the artery after the catheter is removed. Some pain at the insertion site is possible after the procedure, which may be a consideration. ...Read more

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Creatinine is 17 doctors say kidney can be revived is it possible she has thyroid hyper first dialysis done today after dialysis creat.12.7?

Creatinine is 17 doctors say kidney can be revived is it possible she has thyroid hyper first dialysis done today after dialysis creat.12.7?

Dialysis levels: The fall in creatinine (c) from 17 pre-dialysis to 12.7 is normal. It will probably be lower after the second dialysis. A better measure of dialysis efficiency is the urea reduction rate. That is the percentage of fall pre and post dialysis of the bun. If the patient's kidney function were to improve, there would be an increase in urine production with a fall in the serum levels of c and bun. ...Read more

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When having a R CFA endarterectomy should the patient have a catheter during the procedure.

When having a R CFA endarterectomy should the patient have a catheter during the procedure.

Well...: If you are having a procedure that requires close monitoring of fluids, or there is a chance you might have difficulty urinating, there is a need for a Foley catheter, otherwise, if you can urinate in a receptacle, no there is no need.
Take into account that different Drs and institutions have different protocols and these are created with thought and prevention in mind ...Read more

Catheter (Definition)

A catheter is a thin plastic tube that is inserted into the body to obtain fluids/blood or give medicine. So some catheters can be placed in the veins and medicine given directly into the body, IV fluids given or blood sampled. A catheter can be placed in the bladder ...Read more