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Re: [IP] Blood in Catheter

On Sunday, February 9, 2003, at 08:37 PM, Ed & Joyce Kai wrote:

> This past week, I have had three times that I've had blood in the 
> catheter.
> Had to change my site each time.  Not sure what is causing this. (My 
> site
> wasn't bumped or anything).  Two of the times my b.s. was way up 
> before the
> problem was discovered.   I take a baby aspirin every other day.  I 
> think I
> will decrease the aspirin even more.   Any ideas or suggestions??

Try another site... or a shorter cannula... I occasionally will get 
blood in my cannula mostly due to the fact that clothing can rub it.

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