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A female asked:

I had a blood test a few weeks ago and since then i have experienced a dead arm feeling, pins and needles, and now sore fingers. should i be worried?

1 doctor answer5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Ali Razmara
Neurology 14 years experience
Not necessarily: Feeling pins and needles in the arm can be due to many different causes with the most likely being some compression of the nerves in the shoulder or arm from putting pressure onto the shoulder, elbow, or wrist. The procedure of having a blood test by itself should not cause these symptoms. If your symptoms continue and are not being relieved then please see a neurologist for a full neuro exam.
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