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Saturday, December 7, 2013
Hard Vein Lump from IV
A couple of months ago I had and IV on the back of my hand just below my wrist. There is a hard lump that appears to be on/in the vein at the IV site. Is this a very dangerous blood clot or just a side effect of IV? Should I have it taken care of?
This sometimes happens after an IV and usually is self-limited, but if it worsens, then you should seek a doctor's advice.
Jean E Starr, MD
Clinical Associate Professor of Vascular Surgery
College of Medicine
The Ohio State University