Category Archives: lidocaine

Dialysis and Self-cannulation


I got this wonderful couple of questions recently in a comment on the blog.  Rather than answer them there, I will create this blog post so everyone can read it.  Here are the questions: I am about to start the needles in the … Continue reading

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Dialysis and Needle Pain


I posted this a couple years back but it’s a popular topic for dialysis patients, new and experienced, so I’ll post it again to refresh it.  It has some sage advice from other patients and how they deal with the … Continue reading

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Dialysis and the Access


07/05/13:  Reposted of the original 6/30/13 posting I’ve accumulated some information over the past several months about Dialysis and the Access; the A/V Fistula, the A/V Graft, and the Dialysis Catheter.  (This was originally published on 6/30/13 and I’ll leave … Continue reading

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Dialysis Pain and Lidocaine


I posted this a couple years back but it’s a popular topic for dialysis patients, new and experienced, so I’ll post it again to refresh it… There’s a topical cream you can apply about 45-60 minutes before dialysis that may … Continue reading

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