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pain in arm a week after blood drawn. is this normal?

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Dr. Edward Hellman
Orthopedic Surgery 29 years experience
No: Not really normal, but also not unusual. It is often from a phlebitis, which is an inflammation of the vein the blood was drawn from. Warm compresses and NSAIDs can help. If it does not get better, be seen.

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A 42-year-old member asked:

What to do if I have pain in arm a week after blood drawn?

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Dr. Edward Hellman
Orthopedic Surgery 29 years experience
Phlebitis: It is probably a phlebitis, which is an inflammation of the vein sometimes associated with a superficial clot as well. Treatment is usually warm compresses and NSAIDs. If it does not get better, be seen as they can sometimes get infected and need an antibiotic.
Dr. Scott Keith
Dr. Scott Keith commented
Podiatry 44 years experience
Moist heat may calm it down a little sooner.
Oct 12, 2015

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