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Pain in arms

Hi I have a fistula but not yet on dialysis and I have had to have it widened twice since the last time both my arms have pain and are stiff is this normal I am even having trouble getting dressed any help will be much appreciated

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I have read that normal functioning kidneys filter amyloid (a protein) from the blood stream. In kidney failure amyloid proteins in the blood rise, and can separate and clump together forming amyloid deposits into a variety of tissue and organs, including joints and tendons. This can result in symptoms of

joint stiffness,

pain and

swelling. So it may be that it is nothing to do with your fistula, just a symptom of your reduced kidney



Thank you it seems to start to make sense now


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