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Can a bad iv cause a blood clot?

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Dr. Edgar Mendizabal
Internal Medicine 55 years experience
Yes: If it stays for too long.
Dr. Cary Rose
Specializes in Cardiology
Yes, but....: The clot is usually localized and will go away. If it gets infected, it can cause a mild vasculitis or a 'cord' under the skin, which would need to be removed by a surgeon.

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What causes abnormal blood clots?

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A 42-year-old member asked:

Can a bad IV cause a blood clot?

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Dr. Edgar Mendizabal
Internal Medicine 55 years experience
Yes: If it stays for too long.
A 30-year-old member asked:

Can you get a blood clot with IV in?

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Dr. Michael Dugan
Specializes in Hematology
Maybe: An IV site can lead to a thrombophlebitis, or local vein irritation or clot.
Dr. Donald Jacobson
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It can progress to infected deep vein thrombosis. It happened to me.
Nov 24, 2013

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