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Dr. Mark, Neurologist (MD)
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Twice within the last week I've awakened with my left hand

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Twice within the last week I've awakened with my left hand and arm swollen. I am concerned because I have a fistula in that arm and am worried that there might be a problem with it.
JA: Any recent injuries? How long have you been dealing with the swelling?
Customer: no injuries. Twice in the last three days
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: stage 4 kidney disease and spinal arthritis
Submitted: 2 months ago.
Category: Neurology
Expert:  Dr Chip (M.D.) replied 2 months ago.

Hello I'm Dr Chip

How long does the swelling last?

And when was your fistula last used for dialysis?