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Arm pain at the site of picc line insertion, chest pain. Normal?

I had a picc line inserted on Wednesday am. Have experienced arm pain , mostly at site since insertion. Early this am (6 hrs ago) I awakened with pain in my chest on that side in a C shape. It aches & throbs. No redness or fever . No discharge or blood at site. Do I need to call the Home health hotline or do anything about it? Thx
Asked On : Thu, 13 Dec 2012
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Hi Billie,

Yes, you need to call the Home health hotline now. Having a PICC and any unusual symptoms that you experience warrants urgent medical attention. Please call your doctor at the earliest.

Better be on the safer side rather than worrying later.

Get well soon.


Answered: Fri, 14 Dec 2012
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