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A 17-year-old female asked:

my arm is very sore after giving blood for the first time, i know it's normal, but i don't know what to do for the pain; it is in my bicep, not vein. ?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
Pain medication: You may take any over the counter pain medication. Tylenol (acetaminophen) would be preferable. Continue with your usual activities and drink plenty of water. I applaud you for donating blood and being civic minded.

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