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I take kineret (anakinra) injections sub-cu. I didn't notice that I accidentally hit & possibly injected the med into a vein until I was finished. Advice?

I take kineret (anakinra) injections sub-cu. I didn't notice that I accidentally hit & possibly injected the med into a vein until I was finished. Advice?

Ignore it: I doubt you injected it into a vein. It is more likely that the needle passed through a small vein and caused some bleeding. If nothing has happened by now, nothing will. Read more

Dr. Ted King
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Vascular/Phlebology/Sclerotherapy: Generally, how likely is it that an injection into leg spider veins accidently pierces a close artery? Then what?

Vascular/Phlebology/Sclerotherapy: Generally, how likely is it that an injection into leg spider veins accidently pierces a close artery? Then what?

An actual artery: Isn't likely to be injected. And, the solutions used to treat spider veins are weak and might not damage an artery. However, very small arteries - called "arterioles" - commonly communicate with spider veins. Arteriole pressure usually prevents the solution from entering, but if it does, a small wound ("cutaneous necrosis") may occur which heals very slowly. Good technique lowers this risk. Read more

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Can injections actually be making veins more noticeable?

Can injections actually be making veins more noticeable?

Rarely, yes: Sclerotherapy injections rarely can make things appear more prominent by causing a side effect called matting matting is the new appearance of extremely small red spider veins so small that it looks more like a rash than individual veins matting can be difficult to treat and is often treated by further sclerotherapy or by external laser. The other way in which injections can make veins appear more. Read more

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Are injections now actually making veins worse/ more noticeable later?

No: Many mistakenly believe this but it is actually exactly the opposite of what really happens. It is safe to say that treating your veins now will help to prevent you from developing as much new vein trouble as you would have done otherwise without treatment. Unfortunately, though, nothing can guarantee that no new veins will ever show up in your lifetime even after effective treatment. Read more

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I had a feeling of a collapsed vein in my left arm after a vein injection, as it is appear to be blocked and it got swelled, anyhelp?

I had a feeling of a collapsed vein in my left arm after a vein injection, as it is appear to be blocked and it got swelled, anyhelp?

Phlebitis: Is an inflammation of a vein, which is another rare complication of the venipuncture procedure. Common symptoms of phlebitis are: pain, swelling and redness. The local trauma or injury to the vein can also cause phlebitis. The warm compresses, elevation of the involved extremity and nsaids otc and “tincture of time” will be enough to treat phlebitis. If concerned, see your pcp for evaluation. Read more

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I don't understand what a BOLUS injection of Ceftriaxone 1g is. (2) Does it involve inserting the med into a canulla, not directly into a vein? (2) Is it in the form of an infusion? If so, could you explain what an infusion is?

I don't understand what a BOLUS injection of Ceftriaxone 1g is. (2) Does it involve inserting the med into a canulla, not directly into a vein? (2) Is it in the form of an infusion? If so, could you explain what an infusion is?

IV bolus vs infusion: 'IV bolus' injection means giving the medicine directly into the vein as one shot, while 'IV infusion', means infusing the medicine, again directly into the vein, over a preset time peroid, hope this helps Read more

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When I abused heroin 3years ago, right after the IV injection, my veins on my right bicep went totally red. It was thick red lines. What happend?

This is simple,: As the substance and possible the impurities within induced and irritation / injury of the inner lining of the vein. When this happens blood will clot in the vein and you get an inflammation too called superficial phlebitis: red and painful. Usually a self limiting condition helped with motrin/aleve and local compression. If infection sets "suppurative phlebitis" u need antibiotics too! Read more

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Had an IV in from the hospital they "caught" my vein and the injection site very swollen now 3 months later there are lumps higher up the vein is this?

Had an IV in from the hospital they "caught" my vein and the injection site very swollen now 3 months later there are lumps higher up the vein is this?

Superficial clot.: Occasionally following an IV insertion, the vein can become irritated from the IV solution and form a clot. This is called superficial phlebitis and is not dangerous. The clot does not move but it is easily felt and sometimes painful. Initial treatment is a warm compress. If the clot is painful then it can be surgically removed under local anesthesia but this rarely needs to be done. Read more

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I gave my husband his humira (adalimumab) injection tonight. He wanted to try his upper leg. We did it but it bled. Could we have hit a vein?

I gave my husband his humira (adalimumab) injection tonight. He wanted to try his upper leg. We did it but it bled. Could we have hit a vein?

Possibly: It is fine to have a small bleed after taking an injection and it should stop bleeding quickly with pressure applied and a band aid. Soon you will both get enough experience that it will not bother you. Hope you do well. Read more

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Can sclerotherapy injections be used on the nose instead of using a laser (1 wk. Down time) to decrease 2 spider veins?

Can sclerotherapy injections be used on the nose instead of using a laser (1 wk. Down time) to decrease 2 spider veins?

Yes: Sclerotherapy can be used on nasal veins as long as the veins are big enough to accommodate the needle. If the veins are too small then the needle will not get into them. There is no downtime from sclerotherapy on the nose or face other than possibly some bruising. Read more

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Is having an injection a good remedy for vericose. I ve had an operation 10 years ago and nw on d same leg aside of d operated areas, vericose veins.

Is having an injection a good remedy for vericose. I ve had an operation 10 years ago and nw on d same leg aside of d operated areas, vericose veins.

Could be.: Injection ("sclerotherapy") of varicose veins can work well. Your doctor should check to make sure your underlying veins are normal first. Also, if the veins are very large (say, as big as your finger), you may actually heal faster if the veins are just removed ("phlebectomy"), but your doctor can answer that question better by examining you. Read more

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Is spider vein therapy with injections safe? I am fair skinned and have some on my legs. Is laser better? What should I expect should I wait till fall

Is spider vein therapy with injections safe? I am fair skinned and have some on my legs. Is laser better? What should I expect should I wait till fall

Generally: Of course with your medical history, you would want a good vein doctor, phlebologist to examine you and evaluate your medical history.... But generally injection sclerotherapy is the gold standard for leg veins and can be a safe and effective way to eliminate unsightly veins. Laser is for the tiny red, hairlike vessels left after e other veins are removed. Sometimes patients need medical rx first. Read more

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Missed the vein when doing an injection of pain medication. The hand is swollen hot and blistering. What does this mean?

Missed the vein when doing an injection of pain medication. The hand is swollen hot and blistering. What does this mean?

Urgent care or ER: Did a health care facility inject you? You should return to them for help. If you we're self injecting something, go to urgent care now for exam and treatment. It may be a cellulitis and may need bandages with soaks and possible antibiotics. Kelp clen cool moist cloth on it until you get there and elevate. Read more

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How long are legs sore after varicose vein injections?

How long are legs sore after varicose vein injections?

Not very long: Sclerotherapy works by causing inflammation. As a result, you will probably have some discomfort afterwards. You can get a sort itchy, stingy feeling for about 20 minutes afterwards and then a tender, bruised feeling for a couple of days. None of this is likely to keep you from doing anything but Ibuprofen helps. Wearing compression stockings afterwards usually helps too. Read more

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A month after I received an anti-inflamatory injection in my wrist I have what seems a swollen vein and red rough skin located where injected. Help?

A month after I received an anti-inflamatory injection in my wrist I have what seems a swollen vein and red rough skin located where injected. Help?

Thrombophlebitis?: This may be thrombosphlebitis or subcutaneous atrophy. Discuss with your surgeon. If the former has occurred warm compresses and Aspirin may help but I would first discuss with your physician. Read more

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My father has Central Serous retinopathy now he have blurred vision, Dr gave vein injection & askd to attend laser, may I knw will he get vision back?

My father has Central Serous retinopathy now he have blurred vision, Dr gave vein injection & askd to attend laser, may I knw will he get vision back?

Hope Springs Eternal: Here is a quote for you: "The prognosis for CSR is generally excellent. Whilst immediate vision loss may be as poor as 20/200 in the affected eye, clinically over 90% of patients regain 20/30 vision or better within 6 months. Great! However "The disease can re-occur causing progressive vision loss."and" There is also a chronic form" and prognosis is less favorable. Let's hope he's in the 90% range Read more

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Have a pituitary tumor. I refused a synacthen test because I had my brain anurysim coiled 3 months ago. I read this injection can cause veins to burst.

Have a pituitary tumor. I refused a synacthen test because I had my brain anurysim coiled 3 months ago. I read this injection can cause veins to burst.

Brain: If you were coiled three months ago it is unlikely that this test would cause a rupture, probably best to speak to the interventional doctor and get an opinion. Read more

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