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Suggest treatment for a hematoma in the arm

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Posted on Fri, 22 Jul 2016
Question: I have an AV fistula in my left arm and for the last few days I've had pain and swelling around my fistula
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Answered by Dr. Rishi (47 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
It could be a Hematoma.

Detailed Answer:
Hello.
welcome to Health Care Magic.
Thank you for your question.
I am a Vascular Surgeon and will try to help you.
Please let me know a few details so I can give you the best advice.
When was the AVF made and in which location as Left arm is the commonest.
Are you getting dialysed from it and since when is the Dialysis on.
The swelling and pain must be due to a blood leak also called a Hematoma.
please send a picture of the area and I could better advice.
Take care and please do let me know.
Dr Rishi, New XXXXXXX XXXXXXX
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Brief Answer: It could be a Hematoma. Detailed Answer: Hello. welcome to Health Care Magic. Thank you for your question. I am a Vascular Surgeon and will try to help you. Please let me know a few details so I can give you the best advice. When was the AVF made and in which location as Left arm is the commonest. Are you getting dialysed from it and since when is the Dialysis on. The swelling and pain must be due to a blood leak also called a Hematoma. please send a picture of the area and I could better advice. Take care and please do let me know. Dr Rishi, New XXXXXXX XXXXXXX