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Noticed lump near the IV site. Should I be concerned?

Feb 2014
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I had an iv pit on my arm today for a ct scan for the iodine. Now i noticed i have a lump near the iv site. Should i be concerned?
Posted Wed, 6 Feb 2013 in General Health
Answered by Dr. Saurabh Gupta 41 minutes later
Thanks for posting your query.

If there is no bleeding,there is nothing to be concerned about.
The vein might be inflamed due to the iv insertion.
You can apply ice packs to the vein.
There is also an ointment called thrombophob that be applied to the affected area.

I hope this answers your query.
In case you have additional questions or doubts, you can forward them to me, and I shall be glad to help you out.
Please accept my answer in case you do not have further queries.

Wishing you good health...
Dr Saurabh Gupta.
Orthopaedic Surgeon.
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