About a month ago I had a real bad case of the stomach flu. I ended up going in twice for IVs because I became so dehydrated.
One IV was inserted in a vein in the inside of my elbow. The flow rate seemed pretty fast as I was out of there in a lot less time than the other IV. A few days later, a bruise developed on the bicep about 5"-6" from where the IV was inserted. A few days ago, I noticed a bump in the bruised area. I am having a hard time telling, but it may be on that bigger, top vein on the bicep that is visible (see Layne's pipe veins to see what I'm talking about...not that mine looks like that), on a different vein under that particular vein, or just near some vein(s). It is not tender, nor is it warmer to the touch than other parts of my arm.
Is this common?