NetWellness is a global, community service providing quality, unbiased health information from our partner university faculty. NetWellness is commercial-free and does not accept advertising.
Thursday, November 27, 2014
Bleeding and Clotting Disorders
Knot in arm
I recently had surgery 2 1/2 weeks ago and the I.V. was inserted on the bottom side of my arm. I noticed that a knot has come up about 3 inches from where the I.V. was inserted. It is bruised at the site and very tender to the touch.
It sounds like this is a small area of superficial blood clot at the IV site.
Eric H Kraut, MD
Professor of Hematology
College of Medicine
The Ohio State University