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.
- EdnaLv 72 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.
- PippinLv 72 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.
- LANLv 72 months ago
They can but they will be unlikely to get them the way a junkie does because of the frequency and sanitary differences.
- TarkarriLv 72 months ago
You can. Some people scar more than others. Generally they fade quickly one treatment is complete.
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- Anonymous2 months ago
Temporary ones. I stood in a supermarket queue after chemo and people backed off. All gone in a couple of months.
- 2 months ago
Yea, make aure they stick it in right