I donated blood over a month ago Now I have


Q: 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


A:   Welcome to Ask The Doctor.
We are here to help you.

You seem to have developed thrombophlebitis and swelling following 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 locally
2. 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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