lump in my vein

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Date Joined May 2008
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   Posted 7/10/2008 5:53 PM (GMT -6)   
has anyone ever had problems with your veins after surgery. i have a large lump on my vein in my hand where one of my iv's clappsed.  that was almost 3 weeks ago now. and in the same arm . my second iv that clappsed is now also getting a lump in it and is turning red. they both are very painful. I called the dr and the lady who answers calls said to put hot packs on it. and well that isnt working. and it is only getting worse.. any advice or anyone have this happen. really could use to advice . the veins hurt now as much as my huge cut in my belly.......................

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   Posted 7/10/2008 8:30 PM (GMT -6)   
i have had veins collapse before, and i have also had them "back up" on me, which is really really painful. Some of the drugs they run through them really tear them up. Potassium, phenogren and some of the pain meds are really rough, i think having potassium run through is one of the most painful things ever. I don't know that i have ever had a lump, except those times the IV backed up, then i would have a lump for a while. I don't remember what we did for that though, i hope you get to feelign better soom

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   Posted 8/1/2008 1:46 PM (GMT -6)   
Just wanted to let you know, that I also have a lump in my vein after having an IV in my hand about 3 weeks ago. I just got back from my follow up appointment and the doctor said it was totally normal as it is some kind of scar in the vein.

I see that you posted this back on the 10th, so hopefully you are feeling better by now. Just thought I'd post it though.

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   Posted 8/1/2008 4:50 PM (GMT -6)   
well i have my dr apointment on the 6th . next week. and i am not sure what he will say about it. but they are not scars it is a clot in my veins.. i wish it was just a scar.. but maybe it will go away on its own..i will get back with you and let you know. thanks for asking
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