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How much does hemodialysis for patients hurt?

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Dr. Jack Rubin
Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
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In brief: Hemodialysis hurting

Once a patient is placed on dialysis, there usually is no pain.
Patients may experience some pain when the needles (n) are placed in the vascular access. They may get used to this or have Lidocaine or Ethyl Chloride spray given to numb the n pain. If patients have some cramping, due to too much fluid being taken off, that can be painful. Other than that, patients on dialysis are usually pain free.

In brief: Hemodialysis hurting

Once a patient is placed on dialysis, there usually is no pain.
Patients may experience some pain when the needles (n) are placed in the vascular access. They may get used to this or have Lidocaine or Ethyl Chloride spray given to numb the n pain. If patients have some cramping, due to too much fluid being taken off, that can be painful. Other than that, patients on dialysis are usually pain free.
Dr. Jack Rubin
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