I had 3 ivs on my surgery 1-20. left arm does not hurt, but is very colorful. The right is where they put the bp monitoring iv, and another for meds. these were installed after i was knocked out. To the best of my recollection, I woke up to one IV in right arm/ wrist area. It appeared to have a metal reducer / instead of plastic. I think diazepam was the only thing shot through that line before they pulled it out. It's been hurting, in fact I told the nurse that it was hella sore before discharge Monday. She said I had no more juice coming, so she pulled it. I was discharged Monday and my left arm/wrist is still hurting bad, like bad dude. Quite darker than than the left, but no major discoloration. It is very sensitive to touch. Seems to be a lump at the iv insertion point, and also a hard lump 1" from that point that is also sore to the touch. This may seem silly, but hurts enough to wake me up.
Using warm compress/ tylenol.
Go see PM DR tomorrow, maybe he can help.
-norm the factory rat