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tingling arm after giving blood

A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Larry Armstrong
27 years experience Neurosurgery
Wouldn't worry yet: If it lasts or you have swelling of the arm, if there's significant discoloration, or if it gets worse, seek medical attention. If it's only what you ... Read More
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Dr. John Despain
37 years experience Dermatology
Bruise: If not painful or rapidly expanding a post phlebotomy bruise is harmless. If it is problematic have the facility that pork your blood look at it.
Dr. Payam Rafat
22 years experience Podiatry
Usually no problem: Bruising is common after giving blood. If there is excessive bruising have it evaluated by your physician.
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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
A female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
For how long?: Short term, may be for half hour so, the feeling may be due to the effect of the tourniquet used during blood collection. If the symptoms have persist ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Ritholz
30 years experience Anesthesiology
Minor injury: There are a number of things that could cause this. A small nerve was pierced. A mechanical phlebitis ( inflammation of the vein), a hematoma. These ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Rubenstein
45 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Bleeding or clot: There are 2 possible answers. If blood leaked out from the site of the needle stick, a hematoma (extravasated blood) could collect and cause are swel ... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hamsa Jayaraj
54 years experience Internal Medicine
Go to walk in clinic: Not stroke risk. see a doctor for abdominal pain
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 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

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