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Is it normal to get fevers or chills when i'm on dialysis?

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Dr. Oliver Aalami
Surgery - Vascular
4 doctors agree

In brief: No

It is not normal to get fevers and chills during dialysis.
Especially in dialysis patients you should be worried about an infection. This could be of a dialysis catheter, av graft, or any of the other common causes of infection. We usually start with a good patient history and physical exam. We also obtain blood cultures.

In brief: No

It is not normal to get fevers and chills during dialysis.
Especially in dialysis patients you should be worried about an infection. This could be of a dialysis catheter, av graft, or any of the other common causes of infection. We usually start with a good patient history and physical exam. We also obtain blood cultures.
Dr. Oliver Aalami
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Dr. Norman Chideckel
Surgery - Vascular
1 doctor agrees

In brief: No

Ask to see your doctor your access may be infected.

In brief: No

Ask to see your doctor your access may be infected.
Dr. Norman Chideckel
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