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Vascular Surgery

Damaged vein

07/06/2009

Question:

2 mnths ago had em appndctmy, now the vein on back of my hand at iv location is hard and my hand hurts when i use it. my surgury seems to be healing faster than the vein. Is this normal, should I b concerned?

Answer:

This is likely inflammation of the vein wall called phlebitis. A warm compress and aspirin or advil will help speed its healing. Good luck!

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Amy B Reed, MD Amy B Reed, MD
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