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A 19-year-old female asked:

i donated blood yesterday and yesterday & today i am feeling nauseated and my arm keeps tingling/falling asleep along with shoulder pain, this normal?

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Dr. Jeffrey Miller
Rheumatology 51 years experience
Not normal: go back
Dr. Thomas Mcgowan
Specializes in Family Medicine
See md: donating blood may make you anemic a bit as a 19 year old female which may cause the nausea/I'll feeling but the arm and shoulder issue is not typical. I would have someone look at your arm. Was the blood donation difficult for the phlebotomist?

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