I was wondering if anyone has had what I am experiencing. I went into hospital on monday as an outpatient for 3 days for IV steroids treatment. Although the cannula was left in each day, there were problems flushing them so I ended up having a new one in each day. On the tuesday when the nurse attached the drip to the cannula in my hand from the day before, it was painful as the drug was administered. I could only tolerate it for so long until the doctor set up a new cannula in my arm and the nurse took the other one out. Where the cannula was removed from my hand is so sore. A bit further up the vein to where it was put, I keep getting a lump on the vein (like a hard bulge in the vein) and terrible pain in my hand/wrist. Then the lump will go after a short while along with the pain. This has kept happening randomly since wednesday, is it normal? I can’t grip things with that hand due to sharp pain in my hand.
My other hand where I had a cannula in is fine and is pain free.
Any advice/suggestions would be appreciated xx