What is a Rolling Vein?

What is a Rolling Vein?

Mom comforting daughter getting IV in hospital

Perhaps this has happened to you: you’re sitting there, patiently waiting for a nurse or technician to draw blood or start an IV, and they can’t quite hit the vein. They try again. And again. Then they explain that you have “rolling veins,” which can make it difficult to place the needle.

Mom holding child's hand after IV