Swelling In The Groin After Dialysis?
Night, my mother has been doing dialysis for 1 month without installing cimino. Usually when you move it will swell, but my mother did not move during dialysis. After arriving home, the injection marks in the groin were swollen, sore and bruised. It has been compressed warmly but does not shrink, and the swelling is spreading. Please, what is the solution to heal the swelling
Hello Srii, Thank you for the question.
Hemodialysis or dialysis procedure is a procedure performed to help the kidneys remove waste products from the body, which is usually done in people with kidney failure. This procedure is done by removing blood from the body which is then flowed into a machine that will filter and clean the blood and then the blood that has been cleaned of this waste is put back into the body. To remove and restore this blood, the doctor will insert a tube / catheter into a large blood vessel, for example a femoral vessel in the groin. Side effects of this catheter insertion are bleeding, infection, bruising, swelling, and pain in the area around the injection. Handling that your mother can do to deal with this swelling is to continue to warm compresses on the swollen area for 20 minutes, which can be repeated up to 4-6 times a day. In addition, advise your mother to move these legs to help improve blood circulation. If the swelling does not get better at all and this condition causes the pain to get worse, then your mother should go back to the internal medicine specialist who treats your mother for further examination and treatment.
Hope this information is useful.