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On hemodialysis, shoulder pain, low fever, done kidney transplant. Does it effect heart?

I had akidney transplant 9 years ago and was on hemodialysis for 2 years. I had sucessful transplant and no problems with av graft. For last 2-3 days I had extreme ongoing pain in my graft site which is in my upper arm. a straight graft and it radiates to my shoulder. Low grade fever and little warm to touch. I taken pain pills but no healping. I scheduled appt to see Nephrologist on Friday. do you think I have something to worry about? What is sign of infection and can it effect my heart?
Asked On : Fri, 18 Oct 2013
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Nephrologist 's  Response
Thanks for your query.

The symptoms of low grade fever, pain and warmth all point towards a possible graft infection. Please see a nephrologist ASAP. He/she will decide if you need antibiotics or whether we need to remove the graft.
A short duration of infection should not affect your heart.

Hope this helps
Good luck.
Answered: Sat, 19 Oct 2013
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