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My daughter underwent short term dialysis and now has developed blood clots. Is this normal?

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Dr. Laura Pak
Surgery - Vascular
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In brief: Depends

If the blood clots were in the vein where her dialysis catheter was, this can be a catheter-related thrombosis, estimated to occur with as many as 8% of central lines.
If she was on dialysis because of a serious illness where she was bedridden for some period of time, she could have developed DVT in the legs because of inactivity. This is also fairly common (2-15% of pts with critical illness).

In brief: Depends

If the blood clots were in the vein where her dialysis catheter was, this can be a catheter-related thrombosis, estimated to occur with as many as 8% of central lines.
If she was on dialysis because of a serious illness where she was bedridden for some period of time, she could have developed DVT in the legs because of inactivity. This is also fairly common (2-15% of pts with critical illness).
Dr. Laura Pak
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Dr. Michael Korona
Radiology - Interventional

In brief: Maybe

Some patients get clots around the temporary dialysis catheter.
These will usually go away.

In brief: Maybe

Some patients get clots around the temporary dialysis catheter.
These will usually go away.
Dr. Michael Korona
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