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Cake Laura
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   Posted 6/26/2011 6:52 PM (GMT -6)   
Hello everyone!  I had my Nissan done almost a year ago.  The surgery went well but lately I've had quite a few bouts of reflux. It starts almost immediately after my PPI wears off.  It's a little frustrating. 
But...when I had surgery I had several complications.  My lungs collapsed and I ended up in ICU.  I've healed from all of that drama but I still have one lingering reminder of my surgery.  After 4 days in the hospital, my IV infiltrated.  It was pretty bad and almost a year later, I still have pain and a bruise that I've affectionately named Penelope.  Does anyone have any suggestions for getting rid of a bruise that just won't leave?  idea

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   Posted 6/26/2011 9:21 PM (GMT -6)   
Cold compresses?
I had a very sore vein when they put demerol in on top of phenagen in my IV. It was sore for weeks. Cold compresses helped a lot.

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   Posted 6/27/2011 9:36 AM (GMT -6)   
In the course of medical treatment about 25 million Americans have intravenous catheters placed each year. Serious complications are very uncommon, but problems can occur. These problems include infection, thrombosis (blood clot in the blood vessel), phlebitis (inflammation of the blood vessel), hematoma (blood clot in the tissues next to the blood vessel, emboli (small blood clots dislodged from the inside of the blood vessel), and infiltration (the catheter goes into the tissues next to the blood vessel). It is also possible for the needle to penetrate and injure a nerve, and for bruising and bleeding to irritate a nerve.
Because your  current, persistent, problems are a bit worrying I would suggest you see a physician.
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