Re: How to increase my vein size
Hydration sounds like a good idea. However, I think it is just incompetence on the part of a lot of the phlebotomists that they can't find a vein and they cover that by blaming it on the patient, who usually doesn't know any better. If they are fooling around and blaming your veins, stop the process and ask to have the most experienced person in the dept. work on you. Also, many hospitals have an "IV Team", usually composed of experienced highly skilled nurses - you could also ask if they have one, and if so, for them to insert the needle. Patients and parents, if it is a child, really have to speak up for themselves and show that they will not put up with less than excellent care!