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Vascular Surgery

My Brother

11/14/2011

Question:

the hospice nurse come to draw blood from my brother his viens kept rolling and sometimes they cannot get any blood,what could be the problem? he has serouis liver, hep c,stage 4 liver.  thank you

Answer:

This is a function of the serious nature of his condition. He probably has had a lot of IVs and blood draws over time.

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Response by:

Jean  E Starr, MD Jean E Starr, MD
Clinical Associate Professor of Vascular Surgery
College of Medicine
The Ohio State University