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What Does A Port For Dialysis Look Like
A fistula: A fistula for dialysis is created by connecting a vein in the arm to an artery and giving it usually 6-8 weeks to mature. A good fistula is anatomically not visible but felt through the thrill and bruit it creates. So you should not be able to know the location of a fistula if it is well done. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Lump on skin: Hemodialysis sites look like engorged veins. If they are "fistulas" (artery connected to a vein) the lump on the skin follows the natural pathway of the vein. Over time these can dilate and become aneurysmal. The arterio-venous grafts are basically synthetic / plastic tubes which are placed right under the skin. These you can see and feel. The actual needle puncture sites develop small scabs. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depressed: The scar will be low in the abdomen above the pubis, much like a c-section scar. Most likely it will be depressed. Occasionally it may be a thin line but to minimize a scar fine sutures and a good tension relieving subcutaneous layer of slowly absorging sutures needs to be used. If poor healing, bad tension and or an infection result the scar will be wide and need revision. ...Read more
Tar like: Blood get digested by stomach acid causing tarry black steaky substance called melina. Shahzeidi, md. ...Read more
Small size: When catheterization is performed, the doctor uses a needle to access the blood vessel. A skinny wire is slid down the needle into the blood vessel to the area of concern. A skinny catheter is slid over the wire and the wire removed leaving the catheter. Remember skin stretches so when the catheter is removed the hole will be very small. Bruising may occur which makes it look bigger. ...Read more
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On the UNOS computer: In the US, organs are "allocated" through a computerized system. Only patients actively on the UNOS computer have access to organs. All donors are entered into the computer too. Based on factors that are specific for each organ such as waiting time, ABO blood type, geographic location, Pt size, closeness of matching of HLA type, etc. A "list" is generated for each organ for each donor. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
"short circuit": A patient who is on dialysis needs the machine to clean toxins from the blood that the kidneys usually do. The patient's blood needs to get out of the body, through the machine, and back into the body. A dialysis fistula is made by sewing a vein to an artery. This short-circuits the blood flow and the vein becomes dilated because it experiences arterial pressures. This can be used for access. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No such thing: There is no typical blood test. There are screening tests for blood cell count and basic chemisties. However, a test should be selected to rule out or confirm a clinical diagnosis. ...Read more
Bacterial meningitis: The bacterial meningitis rash looks like a bunch of tiny pin pricks initially, that develops into areas of skin looking almost like purple colored bruising, if you press the purple colored rash it won't turn white. If you see such a rash, plus stiff neck, fever headache or other symptoms of meningitis visit a doctor immediately. ...Read more
What is a bowel transplant? Does that include both the colon and small intestines? I see that it's a rare operation, how come?
Complex : This is rare, and often done as part of multiple organ transplant. Usually due to an intraabdominal catastrophe where there is loss of the intestines due to lack of blood supply from a variety of causes. This is only done in specialized transplant centers. Hope this helps! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Anything abnormal: The neurologist will normally detect pupillary reaction abnormalities with a light. Also they use an ophthalmoscope to look at the back of the eye and some are skilled at this to look for abnormalities which might reflect changes in the nervous system. It there is some doubt, they will usually refer you to an ophthalmologist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
General symptoms of: anxiety include fearfulness,even of small issues, stronger startle response, perhaps loss of appetite and sleep problems, irritability, etc. My clinical observation is that teens can get melodramatic or overly-emotional also, perhaps over-reacting about relationships w/positive or negative emotions. Peace and good health. ...Read more
Blood cleaning: Blood is pumped into a filter that allows toxins to pass into a salt solution that carries them away while delivering bicarbonate (sodium bicarbonate) and other needed minerals. Excess fluid can be removed with the filter also, the blood then returns to the patient without the toxins, with less water and with corrected acid base status. ...Read more
See sample picture: It is usually a ring-shaped lesion with serpentine borders and mild, flaky scales. Topical lamisil, lotrimin, or tinactin (tolnaftate) are available otc and all seem to work quite well for simple ringworm on body, not scalp/bearded areas. Keep area clean, dry and apply the cream 2-3x/day should get rid of it in about 10-14 days. If not better, consult doc for possible alternate diagnosis. Good luck. ...Read more
Depends : On the type of spider, and ther are only 4 genera of spiders in the us that are dangerous to humans but generally, there may be 1 or 2 small puncture wounds in the center of a red, warm, swollen, initially painful (sometimes) but then sometimes itchy area. There may occasionally be some numbness in the area also. However, black widow bites and brown recluse and hobos can be quite different. ...Read more
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