stress test after pain

Noticed yesterday after taking off the wrap where the needle was inserted was sore.  This morning noticed still sore and swollen.  On right arm near the elbow.  Today 7/28,2021 noticed the bruise is now just a u shaped  mark around the outer rim of the bruise.

Of course with all that caffeine yesterday hard time  falling asleep.  Not used to drinking caffinated products.

  Did not add to previous comment as thought you might not read it. If you have already read  the comment.

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Pain and swelling at the injection site following Stress Test

by Gemita - 2021-07-23 10:22:45

new to pace, i would say some post injection pain, swelling is normal after this procedure.  I believe ice packs can help with any swelling/inflammation.  If discomfort/swelling doesn't improve after another 24 hours or you experience other symptoms, like a local or whole body skin rash or swelling elsewhere, or other symptoms of an allergic reaction to the injection, or infection at the injection site, I would have a word with your doctors.  Drink plenty of clear fluids in the meantime to flush out any chemicals from your body.

Simple, short link below on post injection inflammation which might be useful new to pace,90744

injection site pain

by Julros - 2021-07-23 11:16:03

I would be inclined to use warm compresses to increase circulation bringing white blood cells to the area to attack any pathogen that may have been introduced under the skin. 

But yes, contact your provider if it does not resolve in a day or two, you develop a fever >100.4, or a red streak is visible above the injection site. 

swelling and pain

by new to pace.... - 2021-07-23 12:13:40

Thanks Gemita and Julros for your advice.  Went to the gocery store and purchased some dairy free ice cream feel better now.  Pain is gone and swelling not so bad.

  If i have this test again in a couple of years. Will, if i remember to  practice first  by laying on my back with my legs elated on a pillow  and my arms above my head fo 10 to 13 minutes. 

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Swelling after IV

by Elisabet - 2021-07-25 07:06:04

Hope you are doing okay now!

My spouse donates platelets a few dozen times per year, so between us we've got way too much experiece with IVs. The best way we've found to guarantee bruising, soreness, and minor swelling is to lift something heavy too soon afterward. It takes time for the injection site to heal, and it can be a bit leaky. 

"Something heavy" isn't always something you think about before lifting - groceries and kids count, too!

Of course if the swelling is bad, or it is red or hot you definitely need to call the doc. Some bruising and/or soreness is normal, and pretty much par for the course if they had to dig around for a vein or if the stick just hits the vein wrong. Nine times out of ten, though, even that doesn't happen.


swelling and bruising

by new to pace.... - 2021-08-01 06:58:03

Thanks  Elisbet  thanks the bruising has almost disappeared just around the outer edges.  When the nurse called with the results of the stress test.  Asked what should i do.  Suggested heat, told her been in the warm water of the pool and swirled the arm around.  Said that was good.  Kept doing that. 

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