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I was in the emergency room last night. I had an IV my arm

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I was in the emergency room last night. I had an IV my arm is notted and swollen, what should I do?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Anthony Bray, MD replied 1 year ago.


Does this look red? Is it warmer than surrounding skin? Is it very sore or tender?

Can you take a picture and post to this page?( helpful if you can)

You may have had an infiltrated IV which is where the IV pierces the vein and fluids leak into the local tissues

That problem would clear up in a few days

You may benefit to apply a warm compress to increase skin circulation..

You could have a clot in the vein...this wilould be superficial thrombophlebitis ( this type clot is close to skin and is not a high risk type as a deep vein thrombosis) you might take aspirin and have it checked...

Redness and soreness could be infection...

I would have it checked at urgent care tomorrow...

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Anthony Bray MD