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Greg Scott
Yellow drainage

I have read the threads concerning unexplainable yellow drainage at PICC exit site, but did not see any conclusion to what it was.  I was just called about a PICC I placed recently - this week.  The dressing has had to be changed frequently due to the drainage.  I read the threads so the person on the other end of the phone could hear.  I told her that from what I was reading that it could be lymph fluid and the end result was the pulling of the PICC.  I had no other comments.  She stated that she wasn't going to pull the PICC at this time.

I suggested doing a glucose check, but this late in the day I don't think this is going to happen.  Is there any additional informtion regarding the mysterious yellow fluid and/or recommendation regarding the PICC?