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Suggest treatment for swelling around IV injection site during pregnancy - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 22-Jan-2014
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User:I have got an IV injection ?Yesterday afternoon
User:am pregnant - 29 weeks
User:since my haemoglobin has gone down
User:am taking that injection
Doctor:proceed further
User:the surrounding area got swollen and it has not come down till now from yesterday evening
User:can you please advise
Doctor:sorry about that
Doctor:you can use ice packs locally
Doctor:also an ointment called Thrombophob
Doctor:you can use this ointment on the swollen area thrice daily
Doctor:it will heal soon
Doctor:all right?
Doctor:are you there?
User:i have to take another shot tomorrow
Doctor:you can take it
User:is it normal to have this swollen or they have not injected properly?
Doctor:isn't it iron injection that you are taking?
User:yes, they r calling it as IV injection
User:I used to get an IV set with 200 ml iron injection
Doctor:with iron injections, swelling and skin discoloration is frequent
Doctor:it is a common side effect
Doctor:all right?
User:if they have injected properly will this won't come or swollen doesn't relate to whether they have injected proper or not
User:because i have to take 3 more shots
Doctor:with proper injection too, swelling is possible
Doctor:However, it is important to take the 3 more shots
User:nothing to worry right?
Doctor:You should take them all as hemoglobin is low
Doctor:nothing to worry
Doctor:continue with the injections but
Doctor:are you there?
Doctor:are you there?
Doctor:it seems like you are not responding
User:am here
Doctor:do you have any more queries?
User:you still want me to continue the injections...
Doctor:what is your current hb level?
Doctor:please continue to take the injections
User:I need to apply the oinment Thrombophob
User:if not the swelling wont come down
User:m i right?
Doctor:you are right
User:though am pregnant stil i can use this oinment
Doctor:yes, you can use the ointment. It is topical application
Doctor:no need to worry about it
Doctor:all right
Doctor:please ask me any more queries that you may have
User:am done
Doctor:thank you too
Doctor:Take care
Doctor:bye for now
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