Hi Fellow kidney Patients, I would like to hear from anybody who has had a fistulagram. My renal consultant Dr Fluck said something that concerned me regarding risks associated with having a fistulagram. He told me that there is a risk that I may need a blood transfusion! I have had numerous fistulagrams done with angioplasty balloon intervention. However, I have never had a doctor point out this potential risk before! Has anybody ever heard of this associated risk factor before? I would have presumed to need a blood transfusion one would need to lose a lot of blood. On the occasions I have had one the doctor holds pressure on the access site or puts in stiches to stop the bleeding and I have never lost that amount of blood to need a blood transfusion! Please can anyone reassure me that this would be a extremely rare occurrence. If there are any doctors reading this post I would appreciate your opinions.
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