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Is dialysis painful?

The dialysis treatment itself is painless, but you may have some discomfort when the needles are put into your fistula or graft. Most people do not experience other problems, although some people may have a drop in their blood pressure. If this happens, you may feel sick to your stomach, vomit, have a headache or cramps. With frequent treatments, those side effects usually go away.

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