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Wolfie40
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   Posted 4/19/2009 4:42 AM (GMT -7)   
I have a question about a vein problem that I have. When I had surgery 2 months ago, My hand that had the IV in it swelled up really bad. The nurse said that it was infiltrated and needed to be changed. The swelling went done after a few days, but the vein that was infiltrated is really hard and bulging. My hand started hurting and tingling after a week of being home,so I went to see my Primary doctor. He said he has seen that before and that I should hold warm compresses on it and it will go away. 2 months later and it is still hard and it hurts and tingles from time to time. Anybody have this and will it go away or should I seek medical attention. 
 
Thanks!
Wolfie 


Diagnosed with Crohns in 2001
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Nanners
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   Posted 4/19/2009 6:45 AM (GMT -7)   
I would bring it back to your doctors attention. I don't think it should still be hurting. Have you tried more of the hot compresses? It couldn't hurt. Let us know what the doc says.

Good luck!
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purplechevy
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   Posted 4/19/2009 7:56 AM (GMT -7)   
AGGGGGG!!!!!IV'S......
My left arm keeps rejecting IV's. My last stint in the hospital, they ran out of space on my right arm, I finally decieded on a PIC. A perment IV in the arm so the crazy poker's would stop brusing me. Except for the part of them putting it in, as I am seriously phobic about needles, it was a good choice for me.
Go see your doctor again, make sure he\she pays attention.
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<FONT color=purple>Crohns-colitis for 12 years, First surgery as of March 09, bowel ressecetion. Meds include: pred, calcium with Vit D, salmon oil, vitiams.  Waiting to see what else the specialist will want me on!!


Wolfie40
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   Posted 4/19/2009 9:13 AM (GMT -7)   
I have tried warm compresses, also I sit in my hot tub for a 1/2- ann hour each night. Someone at work called it a rolling vein. It's really wierd, it's hard and you can actually move the vein around.
Diagnosed with Crohns in 2001
First and hopefully last Ileocecectomy 2/18/2009

Medications: Asacol, Folic Acid, Multivitamin, Dbl. Calcium, Probiotics, Protonix, Monthly B-12 injections.

Living a Great life with my Wife and my two Chocolate Labs
Hunter & Hailey.
I love them dearly.


Keeper
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   Posted 4/19/2009 9:28 AM (GMT -7)   
Yeah, it is a common problem with IV's. My wife had the same reaction to a recent IV, but I don't know if it is still as hard as it was. You can look at: netwellness.org for more background.
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