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Activity restrictions with picc line

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What is PICC line?

What is a pic line? I use a walker and I am afraid I will dislodge anything placed in my upper body? I have MRSA and am prone to infections ...
 

Are PICC lines kept under X-ray imaging safe for the heart?

A nail puncture wound has wrecked havoc in my life. A Picc nurse placed a picc line for more ...,..,before this nail. Are Picc lines relatively safe, can they puncture your heart, cause heart attack ,...I seem ...
 

Can a PICC line be inserted in the neck?

I had a power picc put in my neck 2 weeks ago ...
 

What causes numbness in hands while on PICC?

Wife has picc line and numb hand. gender female ...
 

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 ...
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Is it safe to swing the arms to twist the torso while having PICC line?

My wife has a PICC line for intravenous antibiotic treatment. In the past, she has vigorously swung ... if the exterior part of the PICC line is secured with tape? ...
 

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 ...
 

Can PICC line cause chest discomfort?

Hi, may I answer your health queries right now ? Please type your query here...my husband had a PICC line inserted earlier today and is complaining of mild chest discomfort. The visiting nurse says ...
 

What is the clot like substance in the PICC line ?

Hi. I have a PICC line and have been using the SASH procedure. Upon preparing to flush the line, I noticed a 1/8 inch, red substance in the line. This appears to be blood. Is it okay to continue and flush ...
 

What causes itching at the site of PICC line?

I just had PICC line inserted on Wednesday for osteomyelitis in my metatarsals of my right foot. I ... with PICC lines. I constantly feel itching underneath the op-site dressing over my PICC line. It is driving ...
 

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
 

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 ...
 

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 ...
 

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? ...
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How shoukd i sleep with a picc line in?
Whatvypu want to ask please clarify.
 
Hi doctor Andrew well I'm going to be having a PICC line in my arm for about a month, so I wanted to know if it's ok to smoke weed while having it
Hi,you should absolutely stop smoking weed while being placed on PICC.
 
What the potential danger and omplication of a swelling of an arm 12 hrs after a picc line is removed.
Hello and welcome I really appreciate your concern thus could lead to a thrombosis or thrombophlebitis of superficial vein which can present as redness pain or discolouration of skin it may produce as a cellulitis If you can upload a photograph I will be able to guide you better Good luck have a nice day
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