Phlebitis - Symptoms

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Published: January 11

Whenever I have an IV line set up for anesthesia or medication since 2012, I have phlebitis. My hand and arm become very painful, red and tender with swelling and I also have a headache. I always have to end up taking a course of antibiotics and anti-inflammatory medication..

Published: May 21

Eight weeks after undergoing a shoulder arthroscopy to repair a torn rotator cuff, I spiked a very high fever, was nauseated and had pain all over my body and headache. On the arm was a red swollen spot, painful and very red. I went to see my surgeon. He said I have phlebitis and gave me antibiotics and pain killers. He said it is called phlebitis of the vein and can make a person very sick. I was in bed for 2 days..