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Painful knot on ankle, with swelling, have IV d prescription. Solution?

I have only IV d prescriptions a handful of times, so I m basically clueless. But I was experimenting and tried to enter a vein near my outer ankle bone about 4 days ago. There is a pea sized knot on my ankle bone now that is hard, red, and very painful. The surrounding area is swollen. It does not feel hot to the touch. I am afraid to see my doctor because I don t want to explain how I got this.
Asked On : Mon, 25 Feb 2013
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From history it seems that you might have some extravasation of blood or injecting material causing this problem.
There is another possibility of having thrombophlebitis.
Apply ice pack 2-3 times a day.
Go for one course of antibiotic and anti-inflammatory medicine course after consulting your doctor.
Ok and take care.
Answered: Sun, 8 Sep 2013
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