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sore arm after giving blood

A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Purchase
23 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Yes.: Yes, it is normal to have a sore arm. I would suggest over the counter pain medicine such as tylenol (acetaminophen) or ibuprofen. A warm compress may ... Read More
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Dr. Jay Rosenfeld
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Sometimes: People can often have a sore arm if they have a "hematoma" which is a little leakage of blood that occurs outside the vein after blood is drawn. The s ... Read More

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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stuart Hickerson
32 years experience Family Medicine
No: If you donated blood a month ago, you should not be having pain. This would most likely be from phlebitis or irritation to the vein. I would have so ... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Pain medication: You may take any over the counter pain medication. Tylenol (acetaminophen) would be preferable. Continue with your usual activities and drink plenty o ... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Diane Minich
37 years experience Family Medicine
Is it swollen,red: or firm? If a superficial vessel gets a clot from a blood draw it will not travel to heart lung or brain. May have a mild thrombophlebitis . Use warm ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stuart Hickerson
32 years experience Family Medicine
RICE: Rest, ice, compression and elevation is a good rule to apply to any sore extremity. A sling of some type is also helpfull and regular use of an nsaid ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chan Hwang
27 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
First why is it sore: ...? The cause needs to be ascertained. Was there an injury or was it just overworked? Once the cause is established the treatment plan can be tailore ... Read More
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Sore arm: Sore arm = discomfort in upper extremity.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michele Arnold
22 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Rest: If this is a fresh (acute) injury, then rest, ice, a compression sleeve, and elevating the arm (r.I.C.E.) will provide immediate benefit. If longstan ... Read More
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A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Juchau
33 years experience Family Medicine
Unlikely: More likely it is a problem with your rotator cuff in your shoulder. Please see your doctor for evaluation.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Sterling
30 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
See your doctor...: Too many possibilities exist to really say definitively what's wrong, but it could be a pinched nerve in the neck going down the arm, a shoulder probl ... Read More

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