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painful knot after IV

I recently received an IV injection (in late December) and while trying to push through the vein wall, the person handling the syringe appeared to have subcutaneously injected some of the solution before actually entering the vein he was aiming for.  It feels like a sore muscle or the way you feel after drawing blood but it's been almost two months and it's been particularly noticeable the last few days when I stretch out my arm.  Any advice or info would be appreciated.

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480448 tn?1426948538
What was being injected?  Have you seen a doctor?
1415174 tn?1453243103
If there it was bruised and there is a knot it probably is a hematoma. Sometimes these can take a few months to go away. If it is a hematoma the doctor can remove the knot of blood that gets left by using a syringe and needle and aspirating it out. This will make it heal quicker. However, it should go away on its own. If it isn't improving over time, then I would see a doctor
591161 tn?1394250145
There wasn't an immediate bruise.  In fact, there wasn't anything more than a small sore spot where the needle entered.  The spot only became more noticeable in the last week or so.  Especially when I outstretch my arm.  I am planning on seeing a physician asap to see what it is.  The solution being injected was a generic version of morphine I believe.  A couple sources pointed at the possibility of an abscess but it doesn't bulge out or anything.
1415174 tn?1453243103
If it is an abscess you could a fever but not always, also it would be red or  have pus and swelling can be an indication. But if it is deep inside it maybe a pocket that is infected. It is hard to know that. It could be that the muscle was bruised. Is it more noticeable in that it is getting more red or more painful or what do you see? It is a good idea to double check it with  a doctor. If it is nothing and just internal bruising that will go away at least you will not worry about it.
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