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I was in the hospital Thursday. I was given IV fluids for

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I was in the hospital Thursday. I was given IV fluids for dehydration. I have had a painful bump near the IV sight since then. Is this normal? It has ever happened to me before.
Submitted: 8 months ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. David replied 8 months ago.

This is Dr. David

this painful bump is most likely a small area of IV fluid infiltration into the soft tissue near the vein where the needle entered the vein

or it could be a small bruise from blood which leaked out after the IV was taken out.

how large is this bump?

usually using warm compresses or ice packs on the area can help decrease pain and swelling

and over time, the body can reabsorb the IV fluid or bruise in the area and it will get better.

let me know if you have questions.