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Wrist sore, bruised, painful after surgery where IV was inserted. Will it go away?

I had surgery about two weeks ago and my wrist is still sore - where the vein in which the IV was inserted and the wrist meet. Is this something that will go away with time? it s just a tad annoying - kind of like a bruised feeling - rather than extremely painful. Thanks for your consideration - and what a wonderful service!
Asked On : Sun, 16 Dec 2012
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When there is an insertion of an IV line, the resultant vein is irritated and this gives rise to an inflammation of the vein or thrombophlebitis. This is entirely a temporary condition and usually settles by itself within a few days. There are heparin gels which have a good effect on the involved vein in this condition although untreated, it would also pass off by itself!
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