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Knot on the vein after being hospitalized for dehydration. Severe pain. Not responding to aspirin and tylenol

I had been taken to ER on Christmas Eve for digestion & dehydration . I was stuck a total of Eight times. A vein blew and a huge knot came up immediately. Now, I am dealing with excruciating pain!!! I have taken Tylenol, Advil and Asprin through-out the past three days...the pain is still just as strong. Anything else that I can do? THANK YOU!
Asked On : Fri, 4 Jan 2013
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thank you for your query.

Your symptoms point towards Phlebitis.Phlebitis is the inflammation of a vein,it most commonly occurs in superficial veins.
it will cause -
Localized redness and swelling
Pain or burning along the length of the vein
Vein being hard and cord-like

the most common cause for this is the intravenous catheter.

the treatment includes-
*NSAID's for pain
*Heparin ointment to be applied only at the site of redness
*avoid lifting weights or overworking the arm

with the use of the ointment the symptoms should come down in 5-7 days.
hence no need to worry.

thank you,
wishing you good health
Answered: Thu, 1 Aug 2013
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