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Unread 12-26-2004, 02:12 PM
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I haven't seen any posts about this, so here goes:

I'm currently 12 days post op. My IV was on my right arm, about halfway up my forearm. Last night I noticed what looks like a long bruise that starts about an inch and a half up from where my IV was, towards my elbow. It's about an inch long. When I rub it, it feels like a bruise but I can also feel what feels like the vein underneath is hard. Do I need to be concerned about this? I know that blood clots are supposed to feel "hot". This does not. The only time I can feel that there's anything there is if I touch it.

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Unread 12-26-2004, 03:07 PM
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Hi BTRNJ,
I think it may be normal to feel that in the vein with the IV. Mine took forever with this surgery to go away. It was bruised starting about 4 weeks, believe it or not. Before that it was fine. I had two IV's I came out of surgery and the one on my hand never did act up but is still fairly hard 3 months after....I hope you are ok, if it does act up or bother you, then the next visit just ask the doctor. Our poor bodies were put thru the wringer!!

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Kat
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Unread 12-26-2004, 04:18 PM
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To be on the safe side give your doctor a call.

I recently had a CT scan done with contrast and I developed phlebitis in my hand and wrist.

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