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almost 2 years after having a blood test my arm feels like a needle inside and cold trickling on my arm

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Dr. Marsha Davis
27 years experience Internal Medicine
It sounds like you: have a phlebitis or inflammation around the needle stick. It could be infected. You should get it checked out. It might just be red and hard and go aw ... Read More

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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Hebert
28 years experience Pathology
Unlikely: It's unlikely that the needle is still in your arm. The pain you are feeling is likely due to injury of your vein when the needle was removed.
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegab answered
39 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Can happen: no need to worry, will go away, if not, or becomes more intense, see your doctor
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Victor Bonuel
37 years experience Internal Medicine
Likely from a: Bruised vein and blood that oozed out from the vein causing swelling or hematoma. U may apply warm packs and take tylenol (acetaminophen) for discomfo ... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jayshree Chander
30 years experience Holistic Medicine
It depends: Whether you should be concerned depends on how big the bruise is and whether you have any problems with your blood clotting factors. If you are worrie ... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
Rapid HIV testing: Yes. But, remember like the other routine HIV antibody tests, the window of certainty is three to six months after the exposure. If you have a high ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Ali Razmara
11 years experience Neurology
Not necessarily: Feeling pins and needles in the arm can be due to many different causes with the most likely being some compression of the nerves in the shoulder or a ... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pamela Pappas
41 years experience Psychiatry
Needle phobia: It's possible to recover from needle phobia through cognitive behavioral therapy with a skilled psychologist. Drawing blood from your leg could be do ... Read More
A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mary Engrav
30 years experience Emergency Medicine
Any : Any time a patient has penetration of the skin, there can be risk of infection or other problems. When a needle penetrates the skin, bacteria can be ... Read More
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience Cardiology
Positional: When you place your arms and legs lower than your heart, they fill and become prominent. When they're above your heart, they collapse and appears as " ... Read More
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