Beer Info FAQ

Can an IV damage a vein?

Can an IV damage a vein?

IV drug use can damage veins and cause scar tissue to form, which can be permanent. This can happen if you have a health problem that requires frequent use of IV drugs (for example, if you're receiving chemotherapy for cancer and you don't have a chemo port).

How long does it take for a vein to heal after an IV?

However, when damage occurs the healing process could vary from days to years. A blown vein typically heals completely in 10-12 days, but vein regrowth typically falls on the other end of the spectrum.