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How peritoneal dialysis done?

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Posted on Sat, 6 Sep 2014
Question: a fistula needs to heal 3 months before use, is the same true for the peritoneal (abdomen) ???
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Answered by Dr. Ashish Verma (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
no, in peritonium no fistula is created

Detailed Answer:
Hi,

Welcome again to HealthcareMagic.

Fistulas are created only for hemodialysis, and yes they take about 3 months to mature/heal before they can be used.

In peritoneal dialysis no fistula is needed. Here the dialysis catheter is inserted into the peritoneal cavity under anaesthesia and through it dialysis fluid is pumped into the cavity. The fluid stays there for a few hours and is then pumped out. This can be done soon after placement of the catheter. No waiting period is needed.

For hemodialysis, if done via an plastic catheter inserted into a large central vein, can be done immediately after insertion of the catheter.

Hope i have been helpful.

Regards,
Dr. Ashish Verma
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Follow up: Dr. Ashish Verma (11 hours later)
"For hemodialysis, if done via an plastic catheter inserted into a large central vein, can be done immediately after insertion of the catheter." ?????
I really want the abdominal one for hemodialysis, I got the arm fistula because Doctor insisted ( I hope to NEVER USE IT) So, there's no healing time necessary for abdominal, it can be used right away?
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Answered by Dr. Ashish Verma (2 hours later)
Brief Answer:
yes abdominal can be used immediately

Detailed Answer:
Hi,

Yes abdominal one can be used immediately.

Its all your preference. I had just told you all the available options. Its always your decision.

For hemodialysis, central line dialysis catheter are available, made of plastic. From that dialysis can be done immediately after its insertion.

Regards,
Dr. Ashish Verma
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How peritoneal dialysis done?

Brief Answer: no, in peritonium no fistula is created Detailed Answer: Hi, Welcome again to HealthcareMagic. Fistulas are created only for hemodialysis, and yes they take about 3 months to mature/heal before they can be used. In peritoneal dialysis no fistula is needed. Here the dialysis catheter is inserted into the peritoneal cavity under anaesthesia and through it dialysis fluid is pumped into the cavity. The fluid stays there for a few hours and is then pumped out. This can be done soon after placement of the catheter. No waiting period is needed. For hemodialysis, if done via an plastic catheter inserted into a large central vein, can be done immediately after insertion of the catheter. Hope i have been helpful. Regards, Dr. Ashish Verma