This blood draw was over a week ago. Yesterday, it started hurting to bend my elbow. Today I can feel a big lump in the bend of my elbow that is as sore as a boil. There is no discoloration, but slight swelling, no fever. I've never had anything like this. What could it be? Any suggestions, ideas?
Hi everyone! I have developed a grape-sized lump where blood was drawn from my AC?
Added 20 Sep 2013:
***UPDATE*** Just got back from the doctor. She sent me directly over to the Diagnostics Center for an ultrasound, as she was convinced it was either a haematoma or a staph infection. She just called and there is a small haematoma, but it is not in the vein. Most of the "lump" is edema. I was running a low grade fever when I got to her office, so she wrote me a Rx for clindamycin in case it gets worse this weekend. I won't fill it unless I have clear indications of infection. I am to start taking an NSAID right away though. Of course, I need to watch for more swelling, discoloration and keep track of my temp. So, all of you lovely folks gave me good advice. Thank you all so much! I adore the DC Family!
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