When an inflamed vein is seen near the surface of the skin is known as phlebitis. It can affect both superficial as well as deep veins. It usually gets cured on its own with time and can be seen with or without the formation of a clot.
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My hand is swollen after an IV injection. Why?
Query: Hi doctor, I underwent an endoscopy last week. An IV line was placed on the front of my hand. It is still swollen, and I have mild pain. But there is no redness. I have been using warm compression. When will the swelling subside? Please help. Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. You have mild pain with swelling of the vein, due to IV (intravenous) cannulation. This can be phlebitis, which means inflammation of a vein near the surface of the skin due to IV cannulation. It usually gets better on its own after two we... Read Full »