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Graphic Content Epic bleeding from Cannula site anyone had this?

Discussion in 'Insulin Pump Forum' started by Nometype1andproud, Jan 19, 2020.

  1. Nometype1andproud

    Nometype1andproud Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    This evening the dog sat on my knee as per usual, got up and walked to another room and my son shouted there was blood on the floor, looked down and saw blood on my jumper. On closer inspection blood had soaked through my underwear and leggings! Dog must have knocked it out slightly but no pain or anything. Has this bleeding ever happened to anyone?
     

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  2. MarkP

    MarkP · Member

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    Hi,

    Yes, once in a while (like maybe once a year) when I take out the canula blood will pour out. Never any pain and no adverse consequences. I assume just a bit too deep or nicking a bigger blood vessel.

    Bit of toilet paper compressed on it for a few min is the end of it.
     
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  3. Marie 2

    Marie 2 LADA · Well-Known Member

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    Yep! I've taken out an Omnipod a few times and blood starts pouring out, enough to soak my underwear and run down my leg. No pain and pressure on it with some tissue for a few minutes and it stops.
     
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    Seacrow LADA · Well-Known Member

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    The dog has accidentally caught my tubing many times. I think the worst one was when I had already extra taped the cannula down. The tape held, and the needle was dragged partly sideways until it was out, about an inch long incision. It took most of a tea towel to mop that up, but believe me, I felt it happening.

    Sometimes I get bleeding on taking the cannula out, but I clot really quickly, so it's never near that much.
     
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    Chas C Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Yep over 8 years I've had maybe 2 or 3 of these.
     
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    Ann48 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Hi, this happened to me last week, first time in 7years of pumping. I hit a small capillary artery or blood vessel taking out the set. The blood was squirting out horizontally. It took a few minutes applying pressure to stop it!
     
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    porl69 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    First year pumping and this has not happened to me (yet!)
     
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    Hopeful34 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Yes I've had it a few times in 9 years pumping, and have been left with a large bruise! I think it's unavoidable occasionally.
     
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  9. Nometype1andproud

    Nometype1andproud Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Thanks everyone certainly had no after effects I’ll not worry if it happens again
     
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    Jollymon Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    When I peel an infusion set off, I like to be near paper towels just-in-case.
     
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    Nicola M Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Had this happen once, new set in and blood was coming up the line. Pulled it out and it gushed so much blood, Thankfully had a paper towel handy! Sometimes it can happen, you hit the wrong spot and that can be it, nothing to worry about really.
     
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    faustus67 Type 1 · Newbie

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    Been on a pump 32 years now (whoah!). It happens a couple times a year - sometimes I can tell it will happen, when the insertion site hurts a certain way. Sometimes I think it influences insulin absorption as well, as my bs’s can run a bit higher than normal.
     
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    MicheleJC Type 1 · Member

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    Yes it's happened to me a few times lately, mainly i think because after so many years pumping I have trouble finding a good site. Being on blood thinners makes it hard to stop the blood flow and huge wads of tissue.
     
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  14. Jollymon

    Jollymon Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    It’s amazing sometimes when these little tiny holes explode like blood volcanos. It’s a concern especially when wearing white! When we peel off an infusion set sticker into important to have something close by that can be grabbed quickly to absorb the mess.
     
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    megan Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I've had this once. It just kept bleeding and bleeding!
     
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