Get your Health question answered in 3 easy steps
A Doctor will be with you shortly
Ask a Doctor Now
177 Doctors are Online

Was treated for blood clots in leg, lungs. Given IV. Having swollen veins in the wrist, lump in the arm. Suggestions?

My husband has a lump in the crook of his arm where an IV was placed about 10 days ago. We were told it was nothing to worry about--just an accumulation of blood and that it would go away on its own. This morning he woke up with a 2 to 3 inch section of swollen vein at his wrist on the same arm. It is sore to the touch. He was in the hospital for treatment of blood clots in his leg and lungs.
Asked On : Wed, 16 Jan 2013
Answers:  1 Views:  68
Report Abuse
Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Share on Google+
Question is related to
Diseases and Conditions
Pediatrician 's  Response
thanks for asking on HCM
this seems to be inflammation of the vein (thrombophlebitis)
he needs some pain killers and a suitable antibiotic for a period one week
as he is in the hospital they will definitely look into it.
hope this is OK
take care
Dr MV Subrahmanyam MD;DCH
Answered: Sat, 20 Jul 2013
I find this answer helpful
Disclaimer: These answers are for your information only and not intended to replace your relationship with your treating physician.
This is a short, free answer. For a more detailed, immediate answer, try our premium service [Sample answer]


Loading Online Doctors....
© Ebix, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
All the information, content and live chat provided on the site is intended to be for informational purposes only, and not a substitute for professional or medical advice. You should always speak with your doctor before you follow anything that you read on this website. Any health question asked on this site will be visible to the people who browse this site. Hence, the user assumes the responsibility not to divulge any personally identifiable information in the question. Use of this site is subject to our Terms & Conditions
Already Rated.
Your rating:

Ask a Doctor