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joyjoy
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   Posted 6/30/2017 2:04 AM (GMT -6)   
After one month of arm pain from a potassium IV as to followup, I'm finding it necessary to seek consultation. My question is: do I return to the hospital where I believe the problem started, or do I see my own intern and have to pay $140 for the visit (they were not responsible party). What is the appropriate way to handle my pain complaint and get it checked out?

straydog
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   Posted 6/30/2017 9:54 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Joyjoy, perhaps you can call the hospital & speak to someone there about the problem with your arm but I would be willing to bet they will tell you they will not treat you for free. Since this was an IV, many times people have problems with the IV infiltrating & end up with cellulitis, this is common.

If this were me, I would go to my private dr & let him see your arm. Take care.
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