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A 39-year-old member asked:

is it common to have a sore arm after donating blood a month ago?

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Dr. Stuart Hickerson
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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A 28-year-old member asked:

Is it normal to have a sore arm after giving blood?

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Dr. Robert Purchase
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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