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What causes swelling and leaking at the site of PICC line?

My husband is getting IV antibiotics for a bone infection in his toes. He has a PICC line in his arm and the arm started "leaking" tonight. Arm is mildly swollen. He has very thin skin and it seems ...

Does PICC lead to pain in sternum and upper back?

medically with NG tube, no liquids and he didn't have to have surgery. He did have a PICC line placed .... Rt shoulder, He is physically in a lot of pain. Could this be related to his PICC line, which ...

Can a peripherally inserted central catheters line cause a stroke?

is there a danger of a picc line causing a patient to have a stroke? ...

What complications should be expected from getting chemo through PICC line placed in artery?

Dr Kreuger, What are the complications we should expect from our 16 yo son getting his chemo through the PICC line placed in an artery rather than in the vein when being treated for Hodgkins Lymphoma ...

Have CVID. PICC line put in upper arm. Is it safe to take hizentra along with coumadin?

I was taking Hizentra for my CVID and had to stop it temporarily due to a blood clot that formed after a PICC line was put in my right upper arm. I am now on Coumadin 5mg for 30 days and started ...
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Post PICC Line Insertion difficulties

I am a 44 years old. I had a PICC line insertion Friday and it appeared all went well and I felt ... breath when exhaling. Went to hospital, EKG normal, cardiac blood panel good, xray of PICC line appears ...

Is the lump at the picc site worrisome?

I just had my picc line taken out a couple of days ago and there is a little bump at the site where ... the picc line out though the next day there was a little pokey scab poking up from the skin and when I ...

Had the PICC line put. Pressure to the chest and throat, pulled back PICC line. Is it still to long to hurt?

Hi! I had my piccline put in 2 dags ago. Since then there is like a pressure to the chest and up to the throat . The nurse have pulled the piccline out 1 cm, but the feeling is the same. Is the piccline still to long or what? Best regards Anna-Carin

What causes pain at the site of PICC line insertion?

Hello. I had a picc line inserted when I was in the hospital in March of 2009. Since then, I ... not experience before. Could it be from the picc line? Has internal scarring occurred? Could that also cause any ...

Is numbness in arm caused due to picc line in arm?

My friend had a picc line in his left arm to drip antibiotics onto his heart. It has been 7 years ... this be related to the picc line? What other reasons would he be having numbness in his arm? ...

What is the reason for pain around the area of the PICC line site?

I had a PICC line put in2days later it was found that there was a clot along the vein. I was put ... the area of the PICC line site. It feels like an elastic band around my arm. What is this ? is it normal? ...

What causes lump and itching in PICC line removed site?

I had a PICC line removed 2 months ago and it healed properly but today I noticed a lump about the size of a quarter forming under the skin and some severe itching at the site. The are ea has no rash ...

Swelling and numbness in hand after PICC line, no spots

I had a pic line put in my right arm and after about 2weeks my left arm and hand began to swell up. The line was put in for a uti with a 4 day drip of anti biotics Meropenem .a week later the swelling ...

Is it safe to use cigarette when on antibiotics through PICC Line?

Hello ,I have a picc Line in my arm for antibiotics I need it for six weeks , I have recently given ... able with this picc in , to have one cigarette?or will it harm me , I have no heart disease or lung ...

Will valve repair restrict sports activities?

My 16 year old son has been diagnosed with a leaking bicuspid valve. They say at resting state it is leaking at 50%. He is extremely active and we were floored when they told us this. Of course his concern ...
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How shoukd i sleep with a picc line in?
Whatvypu want to ask please clarify.
I have had 1 of 5 verorab injections for cat bite in thailand, broken skin, no blood. Any sexual restrictions, dietary or activity restrictions?
No, there is no need for any restrictions.The effect of the vaccine is not affected by diet, sexual activity or any activities.
Post exposure verorab treatment from cat bite in thailand, broken skin but no blood. Can i have sex? Drink beer? And/or any other limitations on my activities?
There are no sexual or dietary restriction. You can remain as active as you were.
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