Atwater, CA
A 21-year-old female asked:

I got my blood drawn and now there's a big bump on my arm where they put the needle. is this normal? my arm feels numb and it hurts to move it

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Felix Chien
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Should get better.: With any type of trauma there are many events that can happen. Sometimes when the patient tenses up and the needle is put in, the muscles around the area tighten and spasm. It takes a few days for the spasm to dissipate. There are time when swelling develops, like any injury. Icing the area usually helps reduce the swelling. Occasionally a blood clot forms underneath the skin....
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