What is the reason for a small, painless lump in the IV injection area?

Q. What is the reason for a small, painless lump in the IV injection area?

Answered by
Dr. Khant Shahil Ramesh Bhai
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
This is a premium question & answer published on Dec 03, 2016 and last reviewed on: May 23, 2023

Hi doctor,

I had a fistulectomy surgery. I was given an IV for two days. It was attached to my right wrist and it was removed after two days. On that spot, where the injection was inserted, a very small, painless lump sort of a thing formed. It is already 39 days after surgery, but that small, painless lump is still there. What is the reason for this? What should I do to get rid of it?



Welcome to icliniq.com.

Please relax and do not worry.

It is thrombophlebitis of superficial veins where your IV was attached. I suggest you apply Thrombophob ointment (Heparin sodium) three times a day on the swelling for seven days. Consult your doctor, discuss with him or her and take the medicine with consent.

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