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I now have a lump on my arm from shooting meth. I am almost

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I now have a lump on my arm from shooting meth. I am almost positive that I hit the vein
Because I drew back blood. Can u tell me what the lump is from, and will it go away by itself?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr Uzair replied 1 year ago.

Hi and thanks for query,

The lump is most probably phelebitis that is inflammation of the vein. It will go away in couple of weeks . You have to do massage with olive oil over the lump. Do see a doctor if it increases in size or cause severe pain and redness.

Let me know if you have further questions.

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Wish you good health.

Expert:  DrRussMD replied 1 year ago.


We can not diagnose what this is without exam.

This could be abscess or infection.

Meth ca n cause specific skin disorders as well.

It can be a clot in the vein

Go have it NOT assume you can wait on it

If you attach a picture here, I can give you a more detailed set of possibilities.

I am a double board certified US doctor.

Please click a positive rating.

If you have a picture let me see it.