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Working With A Dialysis Stint In Arm
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
Can I masturbate with a nephrostomy tube currently placed in my kidney (after a kidney stone removal)?
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During dialysis why does the subclavian catheter have darker blood than in patients with a 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
19yo son has lymph edema in his leg:blockage from catheter used for a heart cath as a newborn. Extreme pain now. Ideas? Waiting for PT authorization.
Treatment: designed to either prevent or reduce the swelling associated with lymphedema may include manual lymph drainage, gentle massage and light exercises, gentle range-of-motion exercises to help stimulate the lymphatic system. Consider compression bandages or garments (e.g., stockings) to help prevent additional fluid from accumulating in the tissue. Elevating the limb may also help. ...Read more
I have an av fistula in the antecubital space of my arm and a peritoneal dialysis catheter, is there a safe way to play paintball ?
Hi, I have a horseshoe kidney type with continuous inflammation in urinary stream with swelling in the right kidney.What I should do?
I donated a kidney about 20 years ago....Ended up with fairly large tear...Repaired with mesh end of june really hurting to breathe in area.Help?
incisional hernia: Did you had a hernia is the incision used to remove your kidney, that was subsequently repaired with mesh? If so, the current symptoms may or may not be related. Okay to get checked by your regular doc. Pain with breathing can be evaluated with a cxr to get started. Be well. ...Read more
My dad had a stent put in to help pass a kidney stone. A few days later,he had severe pain and developed a fever. Blood work showed he has sepsis. ?
Pyelonephritis.: Seems like the stone caused a kidney infection before it was removed. The blockage of urine flow out of that kidney would have allowed bacteria within the urine to set up shop and cause an infection. But the removal of that stone should help eradicate that infection. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What to expect after a massive heart attack coupled with paralysis for a patient who has had a bypass surgery in the past?
Heart attack: The prognosis from out here doesn't sound good at all. Talk to the patient's doctor who has the best knowledge of what's going on. ...Read more
Need Catheter: If an av fistula fails in dialysis patients, then they require a dialysis catheter until another long term dialysis access can be established. If all arm veins are too small or scarred, then it is possible to place an av graft (synthetic tube to connect the arterial and venous systems). Av grafts are typically made of gore-tex (ptfe). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Husband has chest hemodialysis catheter and went swimming last night without waterproof bandage over exit site. is this ok?
No: Since the site is not waterproof, it is not generally ok. However he might be lucky enough to not have water entering the unsealed area. However if there is any abdominal or chest discomfort, be sure to get him to see his doctor or to an emergency room. ...Read more
Filter placement for clots:post op after a heart and liver transplant 6yrs ago. A piece of filter has traveled to lung. Dr wants to remove filter.Why?
I have a brachial artery bypass in my right arm. Is it okay to go target shooting, skeet shooting with my father in law? plan 2 shoot weak hand
Clarify with surgeon: Not sure how recently you had procedure. Assuming you are concerned about the butt of the gun on the shoulder area, and positioning of your arms- clarify with your surgeon what you are planning to do (ie gun to left shoulder area and stabilizing barrel with right hand etc) before any activity. ...Read more
2 or 3, maybe more: All kidney transplants are not the same. Depending on how fragile or sturdy the patient is, how much the kidney has been injured by the process of moving it from the donor to the recipient (such as temporarily stopping blood flow to it!), and how difficult the operation was, the length of hospital based recovery will be determined. If dialysis is still required, that too must be available at home. ...Read moreSee 7 more doctor answers
My brother in law is in the hospital with a collapsed lung. They put a tube in his chest and he is going for his second surgery tomorrow. ?
Recurrent problem: The collapsed lung is called a spontaneous pneumothorax if it happens without prior trauma. If he has anatomical blebs in his lung or his doctors feel he is at high risk for recurrence they may do a bleb resection and/or a pleurodesis which is deliberate scarring to force the lung to adhere to the chest wall so it can't collapse again as is prone to happen in some people. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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