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When should I call my doctor if I have a capped IV for cancer treatment?

Capped intravenous (IVs) are safe and have a low risk of problems. However, if your IV site becomes red, warm, tender, painful, or swollen, call your doctor immediately. If the catheter accidentally comes out, apply pressure to the site until bleeding stops. Apply a Band-Aid to the catheter site for 24 hours.

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