When to Call or Return to the Hospital
- Fever (temperature greater than 38 Centigrade or 100.4 Fahrenheit) or chills
- Bleeding from nose, gums, or catheter site
- Blood in urine, stool, or coughing up blood
- Pain or burning with urination or decrease in amount
- Diarrhea or constipation
- Uncontrolled nausea or vomiting
- Inability to take prescribed medications and/or fluids
- Persistent cough or shortness of breath
- Prolonged headache, visual problems, dizziness, lightheadedness, heart palpitations
- Changes in the appearance of your central line catheter site (redness, pain, drainage, swelling)
- Skin rash or red areas on the skin
- Mouth sores or "cold sores"
- New pain anywhere
- Prolonged weakness, abdominal discomfort, or muscle cramps
Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.:
Hematology Clinic: (603) 650-4628
Monday through Friday, before 9:00 a.m. or after 5:00 p.m., weekends and holidays:
Page operator: (603) 650-5000, and ask them to page the Bone Marrow Transplant Physician on call.
If there is no response in approximately 15 minutes, try once more or call the Hematology/Oncology Special Care Unit (1 West) at (603) 650-2096. Ask to speak with the Charge Nurse and have the nurse call the Bone Marrow Transplant Physician on call.
If this is an emergency (life-threatening) situation, go directly to the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center emergency room or your local emergency room and have them contact the Bone Marrow Transplant Physician as soon as possible.