Hi all. I've had my picc line in for 14 months. Am on TPN for 12 hrs. a day. My nurse wants me to get an ultrasound of of the arm that my picc line is in because it is 3 in. bigger then my other arm and he suspects blood clots. My arm is not sore, nor do I have any pain but it is definately swollen. Could it be something else besides blood clots?
I have less then a foot of small bowel left and have an iliostomy & a mucas fistula.
All of this is due to radiatin damage from cervical cancer so, I am not a candidate for a sm bowel transplant as my tissue is so damaged from radiation.