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Re: [IP] Why would blood pour from site?
You may simply have hit a small blood vessel with the needle -- like pricking your finger when you are sewing. Won't hurt anything but it might make you site change bolus a little unpredictable. You can clean it with hydrogen peroxide to help it stay clean. You may get a small bruise or scab or I've even had a little of each.
Nancy Ludwig wrote:
> This afternoon I had to change my site. I use the Silhouette set with a MM507 pump.
> When I put it in my stomach the first time I went in and came out and then went in again. Kind of like a quilting stitch. Terrible to look at and hurt a bit. I of course did not mean to do this. So I pulled it our and reinserted it again a bit lower.
> Went in alright, my numbers were good, but after about two hours it hurt like crazy and I had a knot the size of a marble. I know you guys say if it hurts or is red take it out. So I detatached the tubing......immediately blood filled the cannular and started to drip out of the "what-ever-you call that thing that sticks to my belly". So I pulled the cannular and the tape off and out of my belly and the blood started to pour out!!
> Sorry for the gruesome story.....There was so much blood coming out that I did not have time to get a tissue and it drained onto my "panties". It seemed to keep pouring out.
> Anyway, it's several hours later and my old site is still a bit sore. SO WHY DID IT DO THIS?? Was it because I used the needle twice? Was it just the start of a bad afternoon? :-)Is it a government conspiracy?
> Thanks for the help and I am sorry again about the gruesome stuff. :-) I am sure you all have had worse.
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> P.S. The ducks at the pond are full. Amanda and I went to feed them this afternoon and they were not interested. A gazillion other people had had the same idea. We still had alot of fun! :-)
> Insulin-Pumpers website http://www.bizsystems.com/Diabetes/
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