Has anyone else had problems with hickman lines and blood clots?
SInce having the line in I have had clots around the line and then one broke off and turned into a PE. I am currently on fragmin to try and stop this but have just been diagnosed with another clot in my arm.
Now i have had clots before when i have had lines in live CVP lines or femeral lines but i was told that was because of infection. My hickman line is not infected
My consultant thinks that i may be allergic to the coating of the lines and thats why clots form around them. Has anyone else heard of this?
Also he has suggested maybe having a fistula made ( what is usually used for people on dialysis). It involvesconnecting your artery from your wrist to a vein near it and it makes that vein pump up. Has anyone else had any experience of this?
Any comments gratefully recieved!!!