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Feels Like Needles Poking My Arm
No: Most arm lifts are donr under general anesthesia. So, once the IV is in you will not feel any pain. ...Read more
Numbing of arm: You can do several things to make your arm numb so the cannulation (c) of your vascular access is less troublesome. One is ask the physician to order the nurses to inject some Lidocaine (l) over the sites they use for cannulation, or use some l ointment. Another option is to spray Ethyl Chloride over the access sites of c, this causes the skin to be numb for a brief period of time. Good luck. ...Read more
The nurse poked me with the needle my whole arm felt as if there were needles poking me down my whole arm & burned now I have shrap pains in my veins?
Arm pain: The nerve, artery and Vein are in very close proximity to each other in the arm. When the nurse picked you to get blood from your vein, there was no way to avoid touching the nerve. The pain should subside in a very short time. Apply some ice to the area. Take some Tylenol (acetaminophen) and the pain will pass. ...Read more
I have hiv/needle fear. Would I feel if I stepped on a needle or if someone I poked or injected me in my arm or back?
Fear: You have a phobia and should get counseling and perhaps desensitized to your needle phobia which is likely crippling your life. Until then, make sure you wear shoes or slippers with a solid sole at all times so that stepping on a needle would not be a concern. As for someone poking you with a needle, this is like worrying about being struck by lightning on a cloudless day. Help is on the way. ...Read more
Had really bad muscle tension from anxiety. My anxiety is gone now but today I have a sharp pain in my upper arm, like im being poked with a needle?
Breathing helps: Anxiety causes muscles to tighten. The brain is receiving an SOS and is getting ready to fight or flee. You can change that message by relaxing your thoughts using self hypnosis, or mindful meditation. Find a comfortable spot. Breathe deeply. Visualize a quiet, pleasant scene. Image a light, strong and healing flowing through your body. Let muscles relax as if little fists are letting go. Enjoy. ...Read more
Arms & legs have pins and needles/burning/numbness. Nothing has irritated them. Have pain in head on either side, like being poked by a hot needle.
Eval: Can’t diagnose with available information. Examination, history & possibly other testing would be needed to make an accurate diagnosis. Treatment would be dictated by diagnosis. ...Read more
Hi im feeling in my left arm like if they were poking me with needles in different places ive never have hadthis it hurts please help what is this?
What this is: Sounds like it may be a problem with the nerve roots or nerves in your left neck, shoulder or the arm itself. Can't tell you more without more information, but you shouldn't expect an answer on HealthTap to "What is this? " HealthTap is not a substitute for your personal MD. Please reread the HealthTap disclaimer. "Please help" is what you need to ask your doctor in his office. ...Read more
I always feel pain like needles poking in my chest both in front and back. It is always accompanied by nausea and tingling at the back of my left arm?
It would be best...: If you have not already done so, it would be best for you to schedule an appointment with your doctor to be evaluated for this. Although this could be due to some GI abnormality like acid reflux, it is most important, especially in women, to make sure that such symptoms are not to abnormality of the heart. See your doctor. ...Read more
I have sensation all over body like someone is poking me with needles. Off and on the skin of my arms and legs feels like a burning sensation.?
New or Old?: Your symptoms sound like a generalized nerve problem or peripheral neuropathy that may be caused by illness (such as diabetes or thyroid deficiency) but are usually slow to develop and only in the feet and hands. If your symptoms are sudden, accompanied by weakness, or changes in your ability to walk, get an examination for a neurological problem immediately. Toxic exposures must also be tested. ...Read more
Every once in a while I get hives on the back of my hands & my arms, feels like a bunch of needles poking, and stings, but it doesn't itch. What is it?
What does it mean:shortness of breath poking needle feeling, arm pressure, fast heart beat while hiking? I'm 28 female I don't smoke or drink caffeine
Out of Shape: It means you are exercising beyond your current physical capacity. Your body is over worked or stressed. It means you need to keep exercising and getting your heart and lungs back to ideal health so you can continue this very good and healthy activity. ...Read more
I am hurting ALL over. And I mean ALL over. It feels somewhat muscular, but just touching my arm or anywhere hurts likes needles. Started last night.
Very much like the beginning of a VIRAL infection. Watch for a fever...rash etc. You may take Tylenol (acetaminophen) for the aching in the meantime! Check with you Primary Care Provider first thing Monday....unless the symptoms resolve. If you develop a FEVER seek medical help (walk In Unit/ER (last choice)!
Hope this helps
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If a arm was severly crushed several years aga & when hot water hits it, it feels like needles are sticking it & its numb. Is this something to be concerned about?
Hello.: Hello. A crush injury can cause neurologic damage. The neurologic symptoms can continue long after the actual crush injury heals because the nervous system has been sensitized and now works differently. If this has not been evaluated, recommend that you advise your doctor, who can determine if further assessment is warranted. Medical acupuncture can be very helpful in this type of injury as it can assist with movement of stagnated blood, electricity (nerves) and qi (energy) through the local area or in the nerves that feed the affected area. Good luck. ...Read more
Maybe: It may be painful briefly, but it shouldn't cause any permanent harm. ...Read more
Only one needed: EMG NCS is performed on reasonable suspicion of diagnosis. I imagine you had symptoms in only one extremity. ...Read more
I had bloodwork today & ever since the needle came out I get a pinching feeling every time my arm bends. Is this normal, never happened to me.?
Not unusual: This is not unusual and is caused probably by local irritation from the needle. It should subside by tomorrow. ...Read more
What is it? I have arm pain. Sudden twinges in upper right arm lasted 5 mins no other symptoms felt like sharp knife or needle
Nerve pain: It is difficult to say without examining but the pain you are describing sounds like nerve pain. Nerves can get punched at the level of the neck giving burning shooting pains in the arms and neck. Arm pain can also be worrying as it may mean that you could be developing angina. You need to get examined by a doctor to get the correct diagnosis ...Read more
My left arm feels weird. Lately over the last few weeks it has been getting pins and needles easily and tonight it feels a little heavy?
T.O.S.?: 30 yo female w. nearly chronic "heaviness, pins & needles" in one arm & symptoms occur at night; suggests impingement of brachial plexus in shoulder region. Absent proximate mechanical injury, Thoracic Outlet Syndrome (TOS) to be considered. Parasthesias of TOS often occur in "pinky" (ulnar) region of wrist/hand & can be aroused by holding arm in "surrender" position for few minutes. See Osteopath ...Read more
Evaluation: Get a full psychiatric evaluation for the symptoms you describe, and tell the psychiatrist what these behaviors mean to YOU. I'm sure you're doing these things for a reason that is deeply personal to you. You will not be judged by anyone. ...Read more
Went to get bloodtest and the needle hits a nerve and pain went thru my arm. She then reshot me on another vein. Is this suppose to happen?
No, but it can: Nerves and veins can be very close to each other; sometimes, veins can be hard to find (small or deep or hidden by fat, etc.). Uncommonly the above problem can occur. ...Read more
I had surgery on Wednesday and tonight, 4 days later, I notice a swelling on my arm where the needle of the drip was. Anything to worry about?
Common: Warning signs will include increasing size, pain and drainage ...Read more
Hello. I'm here to ask about a small greenish/purple spot on my arm. It was from where an i.V needle was placed. It does not hurt. Just odd to me.
Bruising: It is just some bruising (blood under the skin) from the iv. As your body breaks down blood under the skin, it changes color and will eventually disappear. ...Read more
Had a blood test an nurse ripped the needle out fast on a funny angle, it hurt so bad, then she then tossed it away fast, could needle tip be in my arm?
Unlikely: It's unlikely that the needle is still in your arm. The pain you are feeling is likely due to injury of your vein when the needle was removed. ...Read more
Diet: Is by far the commonest cause, especially all the sweet "junk" if this applies to you. ...Read more
Is it possible for the needle to break off in your arm from getting blood drawn with a butterfly needle?
No: The metal needle is securely attached to the plastic parts of the butterfly needle and cannot come off during a blood draw. The same is true of non-butterfly needles... the metal needles cannot come out of the plastic during normal use. ...Read more
I had 4 needles today 2 in each arm and in my right arm my armpit really hurts and I can't lift up my arm?
During my phlebotomy class my partrner stuck me with a needle. Can this cause pain, numbness in my whole left arm?
There is a needle stuck in my upper inner arm. Me and a girl from phlebotomy was messing around and didn't have equipment at home and she took?
Needle stick: Go to the nearest emergency department for removal ...Read more
Is there any other way to check if your iron is low other than needles? Help. I hate needles and one injected into my arm is not an option. Thanks!
Blood test: Sorry -- but to be sure about your body's iron and other status relating to possible anemia, you do need some blood tests. If severely anemic sometimes your gums and the lines on your palms will be pale. But this does not give the reason for anemia, which is why blood tests are needed. ...Read more
I found a sewing needle in my stuffed animal, it stabbed me. Now I have a bug bite looking mark on my arm. Doesn't hurt or burn, should I see some one?
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My daughter keeps complaining about a sharp needle feeling in her right arm. What should I do? It used to be discolored but now it's swollen and pain.
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