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Have swollen hand, numb, tingling index finger, bump above wrist, after cellulitis developed from IV. Told normal, nothing to do

Over a year ago my wife had an IV in her arm, she got Cellulitis as a result. The infection did eventually clear but since then she has had a swollen hand and from time to time it gets numb and a tingling feeling in the top of her index finger. At the same time she will get a small bump on her arm just above her wrist next to where the IV was injected.
We did see an expect after a year but he simply looked and felt the hand and said it was not normal and there is nothing he can do.

Not sure where we should turn to at this point.
Asked On : Sun, 21 Apr 2013
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General Surgeon 's  Response
Apr 2013
Hi and welcome to HCM.
You should do ultrasound of arm and EMG neurologic test to evaluate is there nerve compression or damage. It seems like there was some nerve compression caused by this shot and you shouldnt ignore this because it can be treated by certain medicines or surgical procedure.
Wish you good health.
Answered: Mon, 22 Apr 2013
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