A 20-year-old member asked:
can a picc line cause arm pain and lil headaches that come n go i had it on the eigth and it was taken out on the ninth. but i get shooting pains arms?
2 doctor answers
Dr. Ray Tidman answered
37 years experience Family Medicine
Risks: A "long line" can lead to blood clots and infections. Your physician needs to be made aware of any residual symptoms , so they can address, promptly.
Answered on Mar 6, 2012
Dr. Creighton Wright answered
55 years experience General Surgery
Unusual: Possible to have thrombosis around picc lines and arm discomfort or swelling. If a lot of clot - swelling could involve innominate veins. I am groping for a reasonable cause but unlikely. Ultrasound can determine.
Answered on Aug 2, 2013
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