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How long will it take for my new fistula to “mature”?

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Dr Stefan Chock
Surgery - Trauma
4 doctors agree

In brief: Ask your surgeon

Usually a minimum of 6 weeks before a fistula can be used for dialysis.

In brief: Ask your surgeon

Usually a minimum of 6 weeks before a fistula can be used for dialysis.
Dr Stefan Chock
Dr Stefan Chock
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Dr Patrick Wyffels
Critical Care
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In brief: Varies

You probably are refering to a "fistula" for hemodialysis.
Maturing refers to the vein dilating ( streching to a larger daimeter than normal as the wall tends to thicken. The amount of flow into the vein will determine the time for "maturing". This may take 2 - 6 weeks. There is a delicate balance between the flow into the fistula and the flow into the tissues ( usually the hand ).

In brief: Varies

You probably are refering to a "fistula" for hemodialysis.
Maturing refers to the vein dilating ( streching to a larger daimeter than normal as the wall tends to thicken. The amount of flow into the vein will determine the time for "maturing". This may take 2 - 6 weeks. There is a delicate balance between the flow into the fistula and the flow into the tissues ( usually the hand ).
Dr Patrick Wyffels
Dr Patrick Wyffels
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