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A 26-year-old female asked about a female:

During venipuncture and when needle was removed, felt sharp pain in arm to wrist.now feel vein popping near wrist everytime straighten arm down from elbow.it is uncomfortable but not painful.

5 doctor answers6 doctors weighed in
Dr. James Burns
Emergency Medicine 38 years experience
Painful vein?: Although not common veins can become thrombosed, prominent and tender after venipuncture. If you can feel some firmness along the course of the vein and/or tenderness...Especially see any redness consult your physician after placing warm washcloth over area and taking aspirin.
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Dr. Elliot Sambol
22 years experience
Phlebitis: It is not uncommon for a small superficial vein to clot off after blood draw. Sometimes the vein can get inflamed which leads to pain, pulling, discomfort, redness and it may even feel like a cord beneath the skin. Generally, warm compresses with over the counter anti-inflammatories is adequate to treat this self-limited problem. If it persists beyond two weeks, see a vascular surgeon.
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Dr. Nela Cordero
Pediatrics 55 years experience
VENIPUNCTURE: During the procedure, sometimes they hit the nerve or overshoot the vein causing extravasation ( discloration) of blood and swelling.
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Dr. Sewa Legha
Medical Oncology 51 years experience
It is nothing: It is not a serious problem. Just ignore. Venipuncture does not lead to any problems after a couple of days.. It should all be fine.
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Dr. Kenneth Horlander
Pulmonology 51 years experience
Venipuncture: Most vein issues will get better on their own - give it time. If was in the normal place for vein puncture then shouldn't have hit a nerve.
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Last updated Jan 29, 2021

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