Is it Normal to Get a Bruise from an IV?

The Impact of Staff Burnout and Fatigue on IV Safety

Is it normal to get a bruise from an IV?

Most of us have experienced a bruise from bumping our leg on a table or getting hit with a ball while playing sports. But have you ever gotten a bruise from an IV?

For patients receiving IV therapy, bruising around their IV site can be scary and alarming. It’s important to understand why bruising occurs after your IV is removed, what’s “normal” bruising, and when you need to alert a nurse or doctor.