I'm not after urgent medical advice - I'm not worried, just curious, and I'm seeing my GP tomorrow so if it hasn't mended itself I can get her to check then...
I had my synacthen test today and had to be cannulated. I'm notoriously bad with having these in - my veins run away or they look like they're working till they try to draw blood or flush them. It's not uncommon with me that trying to get one in involves several nurses, doctors and then discussions of other parts of my body they could use (at which point I swiftly hide my feet under the nearest solid object!). And so this happened today, accompanied by the usual jubilant for a split second nurse who claims ""see, I got it in ... oh""!!
Anyway, they eventually got one in though it wasn't great and couldn't be used for everything and involved my arm spraying vast quantities of vampire juice over everything within a 5-mile radius especially when they took it out. Normally when I've had then out it's been fine, sometimes I get a bruise and I often react to the tape.
This time however, it looks/feels very odd - all the veins are very blue and right up on the surface so my whole inside elbow just looks blue (it's not a bruised blue and normally I can't see my veins) and where the cannular was feels 'bumpy' - not sure how to describe it, it raised but not painful. Is this a normal reaction and will it go down - I've had loads of cannulars in before but nothing like this. It's almost like my arm is going ""okay, okay, you want veins, here they are, have them all!!