Blood gushed

By manapua72 Latest Reply 2013-04-25 12:45:28 -0500
Started 2013-02-13 13:50:59 -0600

Any of you on pump had this experience ??? This morning I was changing my infusion set . When I pulled the cannula out of me , though its a tiny hole , BLOOD GUSHED OUT !!!!!!!! I just about freaked , some how I remained calm enough to get something to cover wound and apply some gentle pressure , bleeding finally stopped … I left a message with someone that works for Medtronic to see if they had heard if this happening before … This happen to any if you ???

15 replies

Type1Lou 2013-04-25 12:45:28 -0500 Report

I had been using my Medtronic pump for a year before experiencing the blood-gush. It's happened to me about a half dozen times in the last 8 months and it is SCARY. The last time was last night. By applying pressure, I've been able to stop the gushing/bleeding. I generally infuse in my thighs, abdomen and hip. When I mentioned it to my endo, he didn't seem concerned. I've started seeing a new endo and will mention it to him at the next visit. I'm beginning to wonder whether some sites may also have become less absorbent to insulin as well, although, I change sets every 3rd day and rotate the sites.

SnufflesMichelle 2013-03-02 21:42:37 -0600 Report

I've had an insulin pump for almost 9 years and this has happened to me countless times, apply generous pressure when your infusion set is in your stomach because sometimes your stomach will bleed a lot. My doctor told me it was normal…

manapua72 2013-02-16 20:05:20 -0600 Report

I finally got a response from Medtronic … Yes , it does happen @ times … Why they don't mention this when you get your training or even before it , is beyond me … I guess other then maybe being shaken up a bit , it's relatively minor … I tell u one thing when I changed my infusion set today I was ready , and today like all the other times , no issue @ all … So yeah just a one time shock for now …

Knippard 2013-02-16 17:54:27 -0600 Report

This happened to me a couple of times. I realized it was when I was sitting down as I removed the set.

Richknowbody 2013-02-16 10:46:10 -0600 Report

No, never. I have been on the pump for two years. I use the Animas pump. with one touch ping.
I have installed the pump and before I put the pump in my pocket, I stand up, and the weight of the pump yanks it out of my stomach.

KG66 2013-02-14 15:39:50 -0600 Report

It happens to me quite a bit! Usually if my sight gets pulled off at an akward angle. The one time it continues to bleed for a while but I didn't worry about it. Just grabbed some paper towel and put some pressure on it!

manapua72 2013-02-14 12:01:17 -0600 Report

Harlen I'll try to remember that and see if that is the case for me too … Personally I hope it never happens again but I'm hearing that it's happened to others so I'll just be ready if it happens again …

Harlen 2013-02-14 11:29:25 -0600 Report

Yep ben there done that lol and yes it got me too lol
Know I know if it stings when I put it in that i will need to be right on top of it when I take it out .lol lol lol
Best wishes

manapua72 2013-02-13 20:37:19 -0600 Report

Never thought if that … I heard kids as young as 4 get trained on pump … Yeah that would have been traumatizing to a kid … I will talk to Medtronic and tell them this something they should mention to all those considering a pump …

GabbyPA 2013-02-13 18:19:44 -0600 Report

Wow, the side of the pump that no one ever tells anyone about. That must have been scary, glad you had the wits about you to deal calmly with it. Imagine if you were a young kid on a pump and that

manapua72 2013-02-13 18:16:27 -0600 Report

Thanks guys @ least I know it's not just me … Just been on pump since last November , so relatively new to pumping … This was the first time it happened and not my pump trainer nor doctor ever mentioned anything like this happening …

ShellyLargent 2013-02-13 18:01:06 -0600 Report

It's caused from hitting a small blood vessel when you inserted the cannula. I used to get to it once in a while with my old pump too. You might bruise a little at that site as well. Now that you know that the vessel is there, just try to remember not to insert in that same area again. It's nothing to really be concerned about, other than it just scares the pants off you the first time it happens! Hitting a blood vessel can cause blood to seep up around the cannula and may also cause a blockage in the cannula… Something else to keep in mind. Unfortunately it's going to happen from time to time. I used to do it with my injections as well. Man do they bleed like a bugger!

manapua72 2013-02-13 17:35:28 -0600 Report

Oh so you're on a pump too , didnt know that … Cool . I still haven't got a response from Medtronic … It's only happened once … How long have u used a pump ? Which one do you use ???

melinaroselynn 2013-02-13 14:40:53 -0600 Report

I've had this happen, I had just changed my site and my blood sugars were still running hi and the site was sore so I changed the cannula and blood started gushing out. I freaked as well, so I just try and stay away from that area but not sure why it happens.

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