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Lump at site of IV around the time of laproscopy. Apply ice?

Friend just had surgery not quite 7 days agoto remove her gallbladder (laporoscopic surgery) and developed a lump at the site of her IV. Her surgeon suggested to apply heat to the area and that sometimes that lump (which she said is painful) may be there for a year. Wouldn t you think ice should have been applied or alternate heat and ice?
Asked On : Mon, 8 Oct 2012
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Apply ointment thrombophleb on the iv site swelling will help in reduction of size of swelling as well as reduce the symptoms of pain.
Answered: Mon, 30 Dec 2013
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