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My daughter underwent short term dialysis and now has developed blood clots. Is this normal?

My daughter underwent short term dialysis and now has developed blood clots. Is this normal?

Depends: If the blood clots were in the vein where her dialysis catheter was, this can be a catheter-related thrombosis, estimated to occur with as many as 8% of central lines. If she was on dialysis because of a serious illness where she was bedridden for some period of time, she could have developed DVT in the legs because of inactivity. This is also fairly common (2-15% of pts with critical illness). ...Read more

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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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My mother has both femurs broken, significant blood loss, blood clots in her legs. How long before amputation or gangreane ? Diabetic, on dialysis for seven years, paralized from a stroke. It was 10 days before the breaks were found on xrays. Blood oole

Variable.: She may not develop gangrene and she may not need an amputation. If would be difficult to predict such a thing without an actual physical exam and evaluation of clinical tests. Discuss her case with her physician, and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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My father had started dialysis few months ago, but recently, his blood clot in dialysis tube many times before do dialysis, what the causes?

My father had started dialysis few months ago, but recently, his blood clot in dialysis tube many times before do dialysis, what the causes?

Clotted catheter: You are referring to a central venous catheter (cvc) when you mention a dialysis tube. He may have not received enough Heparin at the end of his dialysis session to prevent clots. Have him discuss the placement of a a-v fistula with his nephrologist. That will end the problem of his clotted cvc and improve his health. ...Read more

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What are the causes of women to have a lot of blood clots?

What are the causes of women to have a lot of blood clots?

Blood clot causes: 3 things cause clots: blood vessel injury, stasis, and hypercoagulability. The first refers to things like surgery, the second to slow blood flow due to immobility or compression on a blood vessel by things like a pregnant uterus, and the last to things that make the clotting system more active like birth control pills, hormone replacement, and hereditary problems that make the blood too thick. ...Read more

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Could high amounts of sodium cause blood clots?

Could high amounts of sodium cause blood clots?

Clots and sodium: In general clots are not affected by high amounts of sodium. If one were to get dehydrated, which would predispose them to potentially having blood clots, and the person's sodium may appear artificially high on blood testing. However, the high sodium itself is not directly causing the clotting. ...Read more

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What causes blood clots in arm fishula?

What causes blood clots in arm fishula?

Common: You probably mean fistula. For hemodialysis? Blood clots are common and can be removed with a balloon catheter, by a trained interventional doc. Usually no obvious reason but anatomy, blood flow and hypercoagulability testing are checked. Usually all tests normal. Certainly you want to discuss your specific case with your doc. ...Read more

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What causes blood clots months after birth?

What causes blood clots months after birth?

Pregnancy: Pregnancy increase your risk of DVT even after you deliver. This risk will go back to your pre-pregnancy risk within 6 weeks ...Read more

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What's the cause of itchy blood clots on the thighs ?

What's the cause of itchy blood clots on the thighs ?

Phlebitis: Superficial phlebitis is usually caused by local trauma to a vein. Superficial phlebitis may or not have a blood clot form to cause the pain and inflammation. In the legs, superficial phlebitis can be associated with varicose veins. Inactivity (blood pools in the veins and tends to clot if a person is inactive for a prolonged period of time); trauma, and blood clotting abnormalities. ...Read more

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Can tight socks cause blood clots?

Can tight socks cause blood clots?

Tight socks: Tight socks won't cause blood clots. In fact, special compression stockings are used in older people to help prevent blood clots from forming in the legs. However, tight socks are bad for circulation in people of any age. You should buy socks and shoes that are comfortable and that fit well, but are not too tight. ...Read more

Fistula (Definition)

A fistula is an abnormal connection between two places. Most commonly, it originates somewhere in the intestine and communicates to another location in the intestine or in the skin. A fistula can develop after abdominal surgery, with inflammatory bowel disease, cancer, anorectal abscess, and ...Read more


Blood Clot (Definition)

A blood clot or thrombus is the final step of the coagulation cascade. It is a good thing when your body is trying to stop blood loss, however a blood clot can form in the veins after prolonged periods of immobility. This type of like ...Read more