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Iodine injections involving IV. Why did veins keep collapsing?

In preparation for a ct scan which involved iodine injected through an iv ---- after 5 tries (and 3 different nurses)to insert needle to my arms for the iv they finally got one going from top of my hand . They said my viens kept collapsing----what causes this and how can i prevent this from occuring? It was a little scary to me-I am female and 67 and for the most part in good health. Thanks, Elia
Asked On : Thu, 9 Aug 2012
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Iodine injection has nothing to do with collapsing of your body veins.Possibly since the veins were not superficial the staff would have had difficulty in establishing an IV line.If you are obese or dehydrated or bit nervous(which might cause vasoconstriction -narrowing of the vessels).These might be the plausible reasons.However it isnot related to your helath. You are absolutely fine and nothing to worry.Hope this helps.Take care.
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