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Unread 08-03-2011, 08:38 AM
iv site vein swollen and hurting after two weeks

Hi ladies! im two and a half weeks post op and the vein they used for my iv is swollen and starting to hurt. Anyone know what might be going on? or is this normal? Thanks for any imput. I see my dr next Wed.
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Unread 08-03-2011, 08:54 AM
Re: iv site vein swollen and hurting after two weeks

Hi sunflower,

My IV site was sore for a week or two also. It helps to put warm compresses on it.

Good luck!
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Unread 08-03-2011, 09:16 AM
Re: iv site vein swollen and hurting after two weeks

Thanks, I"ll try that. Maybe a heating pad? Its just weird that it hasnt bothered me untill yesterday. Very painful though. My whole forearm hurts. Its been two and a half weeks since my surgery and I cant wait to wake up and feel good.Thanks again for the reply, and I hope your doing well.
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Unread 08-03-2011, 10:32 AM
Re: iv site vein swollen and hurting after two weeks

Please call your doctor or go to the ER. It sounds like it is infected. An infected IV site isn't something to fool around with. Please get back to us with what you find out.
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Unread 08-03-2011, 10:47 AM
Re: iv site vein swollen and hurting after two weeks

Yes, go get it checked out by your Dr or the acute care clinic. You could have an infection requiring antibiotics.
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Unread 08-04-2011, 07:38 AM
Re: iv site vein swollen and hurting after two weeks

Thanks ladies. I made appt to see dr today. It does worry me a liitle. I will let you know what it was.
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