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When will my intravenous (IV) line be removed?

 Dr. Kathleen Handal, MD
Emergency Medicine
The intravenous (IV) line must be removed before you leave the hospital. Don’t leave with one in your arm -- tell your nurse! And please don’t take it out yourself; it is not like in the movies! Any improper attempt at removal may result in bleeding and infection.
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