Last July I was passing a Kidney Stone and the doctors put an IV in my right arm at the base of the bicep. About 3-4 inches of the vein got swollen and hard for 2 or 3 months, and I was told I had Phlebitis. Now it has been 8 months, and that vein has completely disappeared on my bicep, when it used to be a very pronounced vein. If I press on my arm where the vein is, it's like it is in there, but about the size of a needle, and very hard. I am wondering if my vein will ever recover and turn back to normal.