A 21-year-old female asked:
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donated blood yesterday arm still sore headache all day pins and needles in arm swollen abit hurts to bend two little purple dots beside needle entry?

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Dr. Pierrette Mimi Poinsett
37 years experience Pediatrics
Blood donation: Congrats on donating blood. It is a wonderful gift of life. Not unusual to have pain in arm where blood was donated. Headache/light headedness may be secondary to blood loss. Symptoms should start to dissipate in 24-72 hours.
Answered on Oct 23, 2017

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