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I donated blood over a month ago Now I have

Patient: I donated blood over a month ago. Now I have a small bump at the site of donation. It is smaller than a pea, and it is hard. Much like a bb gun bullet whew the needle was at but smaller

 

 

Doctor: Welcome to Ask The Doctor.We are here to help you.You seem to have developed thrombophlebitis and swelling followi ng IV cannula/ needle insertion.However, this swelling goes away by itself with 2-3 weeks.Still, if you are having any pain or inflammation, i would advise you following:1. To apply Thrombophobe ointment locally2. To do cold fomentation of the affected area.This swelling will start regressing and would eventually go away.I hope it helps.Stay Healthy.

 


 

 
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Dr. Jimmy Obaji M.D.

Dr. Jimmy Obaji M.D.

Dr. Jimmy Obaji completed his residency in Family Medicine at the University of Manitoba. He currently operates a walk-in-clinic in downtown Toronto.

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