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Question: Lumps in Veins

 kbrown36 - Mon Dec 27, 2004 2:30 pm

I had an IV over a month ago with IV fluids, Phenegran, Morphine, Levaquin (i think- an antibiotic for UTI) and now I have lumps in the veins of my forearm. At first it was one small lump proximal to the site;now it is five running distal to the site all the way up my forarm. Please tell me what this is and why it occurred and if I am in any danger and what I need to do to make it go away. :?
 Theresa Jones, RN - Mon Dec 27, 2004 3:31 pm

User avatar Hi kbrown36,
Those particular medications can be very harsh on the veins and sometimes do leave temporary lumps which are usually apparent sooner than a month after iv therapy. My questions for you however, since the lumps are increasing in number are do you have any redness, pain/tenderness, or inflammation? These are all signs of other problems for example, infection etc. related to IV therapy and if you are experiencing any of these additional symptoms contact to healthcare provider. You really should have an evaluation done since they are increasing in number.

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