Vein pain

I had my first round of Taxol 1 week ago.   I am now noticing a bruised feeling along the vein that had the iv.  It is also feeling stiff at the elbow - not in the joint but the tissue.   Wondering if this is common.   There were no problems with the iv.  Thanks everyone. 

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  • kastoyleskastoyles ✭✭✭
    @LynneA - I don't recall having any issues with vein pain. I do  know that my veins are not the same since chemo. Lab techs aren't able to find a 'good' vein as easily as pre-chemo. Next time they will do your infusion in the opposite arm. Be sure and mention it to your care team.
  • @LynneA
    Like kastoyles I don't recall any issues other than those that gemcitabine cause....it was a replacement for taxol for me and is very hard on the veins.  I would agree you should mention this to your care team, assuming it begins to let up in the next few days.  If it persists and is not improving or getting worse I'd put a call in to your oncologist or someone in your care team just to be sure you don't need any treatment or change in orders for your next chemo.  
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