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Unread 02-12-2012, 09:52 AM
Iv ?

I was wondering if someone could tell me how many Iv lines I will have for surgery one or two?
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Unread 02-12-2012, 09:58 AM
Re: Iv ?

I only had one.

Best wishes on your up coming surgery!
Unread 02-12-2012, 10:05 AM
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I expect there to be only one IV needle, but there could very well be several tubes attached. That's what I had. One IV site on the back of my hand with 2 or 3 tubes, plus the ports for administering injectable drugs. It was a bit of a tangle, but only for a little while until I was up walking and the pain was under control with oral meds.
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Unread 02-12-2012, 10:54 AM
Re: Iv ?

dVH requires 2 IVs but I thionk that is he only hysterectomy that does. Good luck.
Unread 02-12-2012, 11:06 AM
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I had dvh and I had two. Luckily the nurses asked where I wanted it as I hate those giant hand bruises you get when they are in your hand. Only one stayed in after surgery though.

Why do they need two for Dvh? I didn't think to ask.
Unread 02-12-2012, 11:12 AM
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I am having my DVH on Friday and they told me that I would have two. They said with the DVH they need to move you in different positions and if one is obstructed they need access to the other one.
Unread 02-12-2012, 11:39 AM
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I had only 1 and everything went in it.
Unread 02-12-2012, 02:05 PM
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I had the da vinci, and I only had 1 IV. The doc said that they were experienced at doing hysters with the da vinci.....so I only had one and no problems!!
Unread 02-12-2012, 02:09 PM
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I had a TLH and had two IVs. One with the actual line and the other one an access point in case I needed blood.
Unread 02-12-2012, 02:25 PM
Re: Iv ?

They put 1 IV in while I was awake and then put in another one after I was under. They didn't use the second one. It was there "just in case".

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