A 28-year-old member asked:
is it normal to have a sore arm after giving blood?
2 doctor answers • 5 doctors weighed in
Orthopedic Surgery 23 years experience
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 help as well. If the soreness does not improve in a couple of days, talk to your doctor.
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A Verified Doctor answered
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 soreness typically will go away after a few days. If it does not or if you have any numbness or tingling in your fingers, you shoud see your doctor.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Is it common to have a sore arm after donating blood a month ago?
1 doctor answer • 3 doctors weighed in
Family Medicine 32 years experience
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 someone take a look at this or call the facility that drew the blood.
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