Had BA 3 Days Ago & Having Sharp Pain Down Left Forearm Near Where IV Was. Is This Normal?

Had BA 3 Days Ago & Having Sharp Pain Down Left Forearm Near Where IV Was. Is This Normal?

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Pain at Intravenous Site

Thank you for the question. Without any other signs or symptoms, it is likely that you have some inflammation around the IV site.  This will subside with time and/or the help of anti-inflammatories and warm compresses. If you notice redness, swelling, fevers  or any other site of infection you should follow up with your physician ASAP.

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