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What is the bump in the arms of dialysis patient?

What is the bump in the arms of dialysis patient?

Fistula +/- aneurysm: Dialysis patients need a mature vein that can withstand repeated puncture which is created by diverting arterial flow into a nearby vein.
Needling the same site causes a loss of pain nerve fibers, and thus patients prefer that site for repeated use. This can cause fibrosis and thinning of the wall at that site, resulting in aneurysmal dilatation. This is not in danger of rupturing. ...Read more

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Why do dialysis patients have bumps on their arms?

Aneurysm: You may be referring to areas in the dialysis graft or fistula which can form called aneurysms or pseudoaneurysms. The fistula can become dilated and this will look like a lump or bump. ...Read more

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Why does dialysis patients have bumps on their arms?

Why does dialysis patients have bumps on their arms?

Trauma: Repeated trauma from the use of the needles to access for avf builds up over time. If happens to some degree in every patient but can happen more in patients who get the same areas "re-stuck" every time. These are called pseudoaneursyms. Best practice is to rotate "sticks" (needle access) as much as possible. Some patients need to have these operated on in extreme situations. ...Read more

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Why do angelman syndrome patients have uplifted, flexed arms during movement?

Why do angelman syndrome patients have uplifted, flexed arms during movement?

Unknown: I don't think anyone knows, but it is very characteristic of the syndrome. ...Read more

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Is it ok to tap on a patients arm to cause a release of nitric oxide for vasodilation?

Unclear: I'm unclear about the purpose of tapping on someone's arm and in what area of the body you hope to achieve vasodilation? If you're referring to Nitric Oxide and it's role in erectile dysfunction, this is not going to be helpful. ...Read more

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What brachioplasty techniques are needed for a patient with burn scars his arm?

What brachioplasty techniques are needed for a patient with burn scars his arm?

Brachioplasty: Brachioplasty refers to a surgical procedure for removing excess skin and fat from the arm typically seen after weight loss where the skin does not contract or shrink and remains loose. Prior scars from burns, injuries or other surgery could have an effect on healing. Consult a board certified plastic surgeon to determine if brachioplasty is appropriate. ...Read more

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I'm a new nurse I gave an IM flu shot today and the patient complained of tingling and slight numbness down the same arm What do you thmean nk happened?

I'm a new nurse I gave an IM flu shot today and the patient complained of tingling and slight numbness down the same arm What do you thmean nk happened?

You probably came: Close to/contacted a little nerve with your needle. There is really no way to avoid this. Injecting the needle firmly and quickly may allow nerves/tiny vessels in peril to slide away from the needle rather than being pierced by it. It is a temporary phenomenon and will not result in permanent harm. Don't let it discourage you as your begin your helping career of "jabs." ...Read more

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Cancer patient - short breathing & swelling in arm. Should I be worried?

Cancer patient - short breathing & swelling in arm. Should I be worried?

Yes: Could be a blood clot in vein under collarbone (subclavian vein). Have your oncologist do ultrasound, if there you need blood thinners. Shortness of breath would make me worried a clot broke loose and went to the lung (pulmonary embolism). Call your oncologist asap. ...Read more

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Why do patients with asthma have pain in the left arm and the right shoulder?

Why do patients with asthma have pain in the left arm and the right shoulder?

Not specific to asth: No specific reason to have pain with asthma. If working hard to breath then may get pain. Not specific reason. Pain may have nothing to do with asthma. ...Read more

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Is it safe to insert an IV line in an affected / weak arm of a stroke patient?

Is it safe to insert an IV line in an affected / weak arm of a stroke patient?

YES IT IS SAFE: It is safe as long as there is a visible vein to insert the IV line. ...Read more

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What causes sickle cell patient with constant arm pain, not sickle cell related?

May be: May be clot but can have chronic pain that likely is scd related. May also be avascar necrosis or dvt. Rec see a md. ...Read more

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How can I take a blood pressure manually if my patient has both arms missing?

How can I take a blood pressure manually if my patient has both arms missing?

Use legs: I would suggest using his legs (calfs). Securely wrap the blood pressure cuff around the calf, a few inches below the knees. Place the bell of the stethoscope under the blood pressure cuff, in the middle of the calf. ...Read more

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Is there any law against a patient leaving the hospital emergency room with a hep lock or IV access still in his arm?

Is there any law against a patient leaving the hospital emergency room with a hep lock or IV access still in his arm?

No: However, most hospitals will require you to sign a form that states that you understand that by leaving against medical advice, you might be at risk for serious complications. ...Read more

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What are some creams are something I can put on my kp on arms and face? Need something safe for heart patients also.

What are some creams are something I can put on my kp on arms and face? Need something safe for heart patients also.

No magic cream: ...For keratosis piliaris but consistent use of lotions like lubriderm or cetaphil, and prescription Lactic Acid lotions, alpha-hydroxy-acid lotions, urea cream, salicylic acid, or topical steroid creams can help. See your primary care doc or dermatologist for the prescriptions stuff if the non prescriptions stuff doesn't work. Avoid harsh creams or cleansers. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can liposuction get rid of the pendulous skin under my arms? I want to get rid of the wobbly fat and skin under my arms. Can liposuction help with this? How often do patients need to have the skin removed as well as the fat?

Can liposuction get rid of the pendulous skin under my arms? I want to get rid of the wobbly fat and skin under my arms. Can liposuction help with this? How often do patients need to have the skin removed as well as the fat?

No.: No, generally arm lifting surgery is necessary to remove “pendulous skin" under the arms. Liposuction surgery alone will likely leave you with loose/irregular/unattractive skin. Best to seek consultation with board-certified plastic surgeons who can demonstrate significant experience helping patients in this area. Best wishes. ...Read more

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What does it mean when cancer patients begin to retain fluids in arms and legs?

What does it mean when cancer patients begin to retain fluids in arms and legs?

Several reasons: - inadequate nutrition; protein in particular is low
- tumor clogging the lymphatics which normally drain fluid out of the limbs. This is rare for more than one limb to be affected.
- heart is not adequately pumping fluid through the body
- kidneys are not effectively "letting go" of excess fluid through urination
- certain medications (especially steroids like prednisone) can cause this. ...Read more

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I am a sickle cell patient. I have numbness and tingling in my left arm which has spread to the left part of my chest and causing discomfort. I'm 25?

See a doctor: You could be having a vaso-occlusive (sickling) episode but your symptoms also are concerning for heart ischemia (shortage of blood to your heat muscle cells). I recommend you see your doctor today without delay or go to the er if you can't get in to see your doctor today. ...Read more

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I m a patient of prediabetes and suddenly I have noticed pain in my legs and arms and I feel so tired and I feel hungry a lot and lost 2 kgs whts ths?

I m a patient of prediabetes and suddenly I have noticed pain in my legs and arms and I feel so tired and I feel hungry a lot and lost 2 kgs whts ths?

You may: Have progressed through to real diabetes, but it doesn't matter. The treatment for both is exactly the same: diet, exercise, weight loss, education and medication if needed. Make sure you sugar is checked and treat now, don't wait for things to gets worse -- as they will if you don't do something. ...Read more

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Would the arm be edematousf the patient has breast cancer, and their axillary lymphy nodes are removed?

Would the arm be edematousf the patient has breast cancer, and their axillary lymphy nodes are removed?

Lymphedema: The removal of lymph nodes is the main cause of lymphedema. The nodes drain fluid from the arm. This is a treatable problem but not curable. I highly recommend going to a lymphedema clinic in order to get evaluated and treated. Treatment includes manual massage, exercises, arm sleeve and other types of manipulation. ...Read more

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Ckd patient had 5 fistula attempt on arm his venogram is patent radial n ulner but oculuded subclavian n basilary on right n left arm all veins ligate?

Ckd patient had 5 fistula attempt on arm his venogram is patent radial n ulner but oculuded subclavian n basilary on right n left arm all veins ligate?

Ask your treating dr: Apparently, you have a great difficulty to gain access for long-term hemodialysis. Confronting such, one may consider the possibility with artificial vascular graft, which will of course not just have higher risk of infection but require more personal diligence & vigilance in care. To help realize life reality, go to Facts of Life-1, 2, &3 by clicking the BUTTON on the left of www. Formefirst. Com. ...Read more

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What do you first think of when I patient says they hear and feel a buzzing in their head and can feel electrical shocks in their arms/legs/body when they hear loud noises or are startled? What is an electrical imbalance in the brain/body? How does this

What do you first think of when I patient says they hear and feel a buzzing in their head and can feel electrical shocks in their arms/legs/body when they hear loud noises or are startled? What is an electrical imbalance in the brain/body? How does this

PTSD: This may not be what you have, but you asked what was the first thing that I think of when someone gives that type of history, and for me, it is Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. People with PTSD have a heightened "startle response" so loud noises or sudden movements can trigger various responses - anxiety, panic etc. ...Read more

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What can an eczema patient get tested for besides food and normal things. My thick eczema on feet with cuts and cuts on fingers and arms and legs.

What can an eczema patient get tested for besides food and normal things. My thick eczema on feet with cuts and cuts on fingers and arms and legs.

Probably no allergie: Most patients with excema are not specifically allergic to something. This is a problem that can be inherited and while it is treatable is not curable. It is usually treated with topical cortisone creams, moisturizers, mild soaps and sometimes bleach baths or oral antibiotics. You need to see a dermatologist for proper treatment. ...Read more

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Any ideas? Patient had a disk prolapse in sl5, now and again central pain in the lower back area spreading to thighs; pins and needles in arms n legs

Need to pin down: Symptoms in arms are not related to a disk in the lower back, although one might experience disk issues in neck also. Best though to wonder about peripheral nerve disorder, spinal stenosis, and even medication reactions. Need a thorough evaluation by a neurologist. ...Read more

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Heart patient (3 90% blockages 1 stent) Has RIGHT arm pain and fatigue a few hrs into his day. Nuclear stress test showed right side vdark. Ideas?

Heart patient (3 90% blockages 1 stent) Has RIGHT arm pain and fatigue a few hrs into his day. Nuclear stress test showed right side vdark. Ideas?

Concerned: I am concerned by the story presented. I assume the dark right side of the heart is an area not well perfused with blood. Nonetheless the patient needs to see the cardiologist as solo as possible. Symptoms are worrisome. Best wishes ...Read more