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Does it hurt to get a peritoneal dialysis done?

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Dr. Raj Singh
Internal Medicine
7 doctors agree

In brief: Not usually

Placing a catheter to start peritoneal dialysis catheter may involve some discomfort in the postoperative period which may last a few days.
Peritoneal dialysis involves filling the abdominal cavity with water like solution to remove bodily toxins. Overall peritoneal dialysis is virtually painless if done properly.

In brief: Not usually

Placing a catheter to start peritoneal dialysis catheter may involve some discomfort in the postoperative period which may last a few days.
Peritoneal dialysis involves filling the abdominal cavity with water like solution to remove bodily toxins. Overall peritoneal dialysis is virtually painless if done properly.
Dr. Raj Singh
Dr. Raj Singh
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1 doctor agrees

In brief: No

Peritoneal dialysis does not require sticking you with needles.
You get the catheter placed initially, then you just hook it up when you do dialysis. Please check this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I1fx9sxVgqk

In brief: No

Peritoneal dialysis does not require sticking you with needles.
You get the catheter placed initially, then you just hook it up when you do dialysis. Please check this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I1fx9sxVgqk
Dr. Fateh Entabi
Dr. Fateh Entabi
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Dr. Kalyani Perumal
Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
1 doctor agrees

In brief: No

Peritoneal dialysis involves placing a catheter in your abdomen,It is done under local anesthesia.
Once you learn the proper technique of doing dialysis, there is no pain.Sometimes you feel full in your abdomen due to the dialysate. If the peritoneum gets infected, you will have pain. Proper technique and practice of dialysis avoid pain.

In brief: No

Peritoneal dialysis involves placing a catheter in your abdomen,It is done under local anesthesia.
Once you learn the proper technique of doing dialysis, there is no pain.Sometimes you feel full in your abdomen due to the dialysate. If the peritoneum gets infected, you will have pain. Proper technique and practice of dialysis avoid pain.
Dr. Kalyani Perumal
Dr. Kalyani Perumal
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Dr. Linda Gromko
Family Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Typically, no.

As the dialysis fluid enters the abdomen and "dwells" there, a person may feel "full" or bloated, but it isn't typically painful.
A wonderful benefit of peritoneal dialysis is that it can be done at night while you are asleep. LGromko MD

In brief: Typically, no.

As the dialysis fluid enters the abdomen and "dwells" there, a person may feel "full" or bloated, but it isn't typically painful.
A wonderful benefit of peritoneal dialysis is that it can be done at night while you are asleep. LGromko MD
Dr. Linda Gromko
Dr. Linda Gromko
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