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Had wisdom tooth extracted, put IV on arm, large purple bruising noticed. Is this normal?

On Saturday I had all 4 of my wisdom teeth extracted...I was put to sleep during the procedure, so they put an IV in on my right arm (right below my elbow )...the following day I noticed a large purple bruise where the IV was s now been 5 days & the purple bruise is gone but now a blue, black, purple bruise has replaced it & now takes up a large amount of my seems to have spread & have gotten darker with this normal?
Asked On : Mon, 21 Jan 2013
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Hello there and welcome to HCM,
Your extraction of wisdom teeth is no where related to the bruise on the arm.As you have described purple reddish bruise i can suspect formation of hematoma on the arm due to long placement of scalp vein or misplaced scalp vein. i suggest you to visit a physician and get it confirmed. If it is hematoma it will resolve in few days with proper medication . dont worry but see a doctor before the condition gets worse. get well soon and take care.
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