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A 33-year-old female asked:

aching arm after blood test. no issues when giving blood or blood disorders. is it something horrible like a blood clot? do i need to see dr again?

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Dr. Diane Minich
Family Medicine 37 years experience
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 compresses and try advil (ibuprofen) or alieve. If red warm to touch or getting worse see a doctor to make sure it is not infected.

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Last updated Mar 7, 2018

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