Sign of a falling Fistula :-

  • If there is bleeding from Av fistula
  • If there are any signs of infection, or any changes in apperance to the skin, such as swelling, red skin, pus or if the skin around the Av fistula is warm to the touch.
  • If there is bulging over the Av fistula or in your hand.
  • If you have a fever of above 100.5F (38C), or chills.
  • If pulse in your Av fistula is slower than normal, or if you cannot feel a pulse.
  • If your hands or legs are numb, cold to the touch or weak.
  • If there is swelling to your arm , leg, face or neck.
  • If enlarged veins appear on upper arm or chest.
  • If there is an increase in venous pressure during dialysis or a decrease in blood flowing through Av fistula.
  • If there is prolonged bleeding after removal of dialysis needles.