Does anyone wear medical bracelets to indicate no blood pressure, no blood and no needles for a specific arm?

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anonymous

Stage 1 Patient about 2 years ago
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  • anonymous
    Stage 1 Patient

    I am so glad that you asked this question. I am wondering the same thing. I did find a website that has beautiful medical bracelets. Its: http://www.laurenshope.com/

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  • anonymous
    Patient

    I am 3 weeks post op. In the hospital they were very careful to use my opposite arm to check blood pressure and give IV meds. At my follow-up appointment with my doctor last week I was surprised that he said all of that is not true. He said I don't have to worry about that in the future. He said there is no medical proof that using the "other" arm causes lympedema. He's a great doc. Very knowledgeable. I trust him. Hasn't anyone else heard this???

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    • anonymous
      Survivor since 2012

      The doc may not specify but when I went to get my flu shot yesterday they asked if I had had a mastectomy. When I said yes she asked if lymph nodes were removed. when I said yes she said then I have to used the opposite arm.

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  • anonymous
    Survivor since 2012

    I do. You definitely should if u had lymph nodes removed

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    • anonymous
      Learning About Breast Cancer

      So how Does it work? How do They know The meaning of The medical bracelet?

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    • anonymous
      Survivor since 2012

      Yeah how do they know what the it means?

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    • anonymous
      Stage 1 Patient

      I had asked because I had one placed on me while in the hospital. It read no IV no blood no blood pressure on right arm. I asked what could happen if BP was taken for example and they told me it can result in lymphedema. So I have done some...

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      I had asked because I had one placed on me while in the hospital. It read no IV no blood no blood pressure on right arm. I asked what could happen if BP was taken for example and they told me it can result in lymphedema. So I have done some research but felt silly asking about this a while back and the couple of people that I know that are survivors do not wear one. I want to prevent lymphedema at all costs. I found that you can have them ingraved with no needles, no BP, no blood. Check out http://www.creativemedicalid.com and http://medicalidfashions.com

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    • anonymous
      Survivor since 2012

      The medical community is very familiar with this & they know what to do when they see medical ID bracelets. And again, if you have lymph nodes removed you need it. If just mastectomy or lumpectomy without lymph nodes, it's not needed. I ordered...

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      The medical community is very familiar with this & they know what to do when they see medical ID bracelets. And again, if you have lymph nodes removed you need it. If just mastectomy or lumpectomy without lymph nodes, it's not needed. I ordered mine from custommedicalbracelets.com They are a little nicer than some of the generic ones

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  • anonymous
    Patient

    I have one...it is in PINK and found mine on laurenshope.com ;)

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  • anonymous
    Stage 3A Patient

    I have one! I think it is a must if you have hade nodes removed.

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    • anonymous
      Stage 1 Patient

      What language did you put on the bracelet?

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    • anonymous
      Stage 1 Patient

      Thanks for the advice, I was on borderline but will definitely get one now. Hope you're doing well.

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    • anonymous
      Stage 3A Patient

      English, lymph edema alert on left side, no bp or needle sticks and my emergency contact

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  • anonymous
    Stage 1 Patient

    I did have nodes removed and I'm super paranoid about the whole lymphedema thing. And thanks for the site laurenshop. I also found one its http://www.medicalidfashions.com
    They have some really nice bracelets. Thanks for your responses.

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  • anonymous
    Stage 2A Patient

    I never thought about that I'm shopping now!!

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  • anonymous
    Survivor since 2007

    Yashmira,
    I JUST got a bracelet (in pink of course), from "Road ID" http://www.roadid.com/Common/default.aspx I am always riding or driving horses Lord only knows what kind of accidents I can have. I wanted to make sure it was visible... reason for the color, and if I was unconscious, medics would see it. I think it is a great idea. Take care, Sharon

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    • anonymous
      Stage 1 Patient

      Sharon,
      I love that you ride horses. You inspire me. Thank you. Be well and safe of course. Yashmira

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