Pain In The Wrist After Infusion?

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Afternoon, I want to ask, a month ago I was put on an IV and when it was infused it had swollen, and now it’s been a month after the infusion it still feels painful but feels pain when pressed or massaged, if you live it doesn’t taste anything … what’s the solution yes? Is it normal like that and just wait for it to improve by itself, or does it need to be checked by a doctor?

1 Answer:

Hi Elvira,


pain in the area used for infusion is called phlebitis. This condition is caused by inflammation of the veins. When you are infused, the needle and the fluid through the tube are connected to a vein. You do not need to worry about this situation because some infusion actions have side effects including phlebitis.


There are phlebitis that is superficial (regarding the veins that are close to the skin, commonly found in the infusion pair) and there is also deep phlebitis (inflammation occurs in the deeper veins, usually due to a clot in the blood).


superficial phlebitis is generally harmless and can heal by itself. The complications of superficial phlebitis are infections in the tissues around the affected venous location. the worst complication is infection of the bloodstream.


In the conditions you mentioned are classified as not dangerous. The sign is your body is doing the recovery process (healing) and the healing process is not yet complete. Therefore, you should avoid pressing on the area you are complaining about, if it feels painful or uncomfortable then you can do a warm compress whenever needed.


If the pain increases, there is swelling, redness or your body has a fever, you should immediately see a doctor.


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