Can you get track marks from hospital IVs?

If someone has a chronic disease and needs IV drips a lot, like needing chemo IVs often due to cancer, can they get track marks from that? Obviously not the ones that result from toxins but just the scars.

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  • Edna
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    If someone has a chronic disease for which they require a number of IV drips, they probably have either an IV line that has been placed in one of  the subclavian arteries, or else they have an IV "port" that is located somewhere on their body. The medication drips through one of those in-dwelling  IV lines. They aren't  being "stuck with needles" and there won't be any "track marks" on the body. 

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  • Pippin
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    People who need very frequent IVs (particularly for something like chemo, which can damage tissue if the IV site leaks) will usually get a 'port' -- a semi-permanent IV access in the upper part of the chest.  So they don't have to get stuck so often.

    Otherwise -- IVs can leave bruising or scarring regardless of what they are for.

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  • LAN
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    They can but they will be unlikely to get them the way a junkie does because of the frequency and sanitary differences.

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  • 2 months ago

    You can. Some people scar more than others. Generally they fade quickly one treatment is complete.

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  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    Temporary ones. I stood in a supermarket queue after chemo and people backed off. All gone in a couple of months.

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  • 2 months ago

    Yea, make aure they stick it in right

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