Vein discoloration after IV

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rpm
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   Posted 8/17/2006 8:47 PM (GMT -7)   
 My wife was admitted to  ER yesterday, with what was diagnosed as a  basilar artery migraine, which is the first  of that kind shes ever had, so it was quite frightening.
 
My question is,  They  put in a IV in her hand,yesterday about two in the afternoon. Tonight, the vein has turned red, and I can see it come thru her hand, wrist, up thru her elbow, and up into her bicep area. Its not hot, ,ike an infection, but it just looks abnormal. Is it , or is it normal for the vein to turm more red colored agains the skin? 
 
Thanks.

els
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   Posted 8/18/2006 9:25 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi rpm,  Welcome to Healing Well forum.  I am very sorry for your wife's illness and diagnosis, I have not ever heard of this disorder before.  I think it is important to note, that we are not physicians here, we are just regular people who have heart problems that share information and lend support.  Having said this, I would wonder if perhaps whatever they have running through her IV isnt causing this reaction.  I would suggest asking the nursing staff there at the hospital or one of her physicians when they stop in to check on her.  I wish you and your wife much luck and hope she recovers quickly.  Take care


 


rpm
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   Posted 8/18/2006 2:28 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks Eli.
 
I knew that, I just thought someone may know more about it, She had been released yesterday, and this happened at home last night, so I was kind of worried that she had something going on as far as an infection or something. Everything seems better today, though. Thanks.
 

els
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   Posted 8/19/2006 3:57 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi rpm,  I am sorry I didnt realize that she had already been discharged home.  Looking up this disorder it states that it is a neurological disorder related to the brain's major artery.  I am sure you have researched it by now.  I can imagine that would be very frightening.  I hope things get better real soon....


 

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