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Dr. Victor Bonuel
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Middle way on forearm is painful when strength arm & feel a bump under skin. 2weeks after blood test which hurt lots after needle was removed.

Middle way on forearm is painful when strength arm & feel a bump under skin. 2weeks after blood test which hurt lots after needle was removed.

Likely from a: Bruised vein and blood that oozed out from the vein causing swelling or hematoma. U may apply warm packs and take tylenol for discomfort. Don't worry , be happy! ...Read more

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Dr. Diane Minich
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Aching arm after blood test. No issues when giving blood or blood disorders. Is it something horrible like a blood clot? Do I need to see Dr again?

Aching arm after blood test. No issues when giving blood or blood disorders. Is it something horrible like a blood clot? Do I need to see Dr again?

Is it swollen,red: or firm? If a superficial vessel gets a clot from a blood draw it will not travel to heart lung or brain. May have a mild thrombophlebitis . Use warm compresses and try advil or alieve. If red warm to touch or getting worse see a doctor to make sure it is not infected. ...Read more

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Dr. Sewa Legha
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Would it be unusual or concerning for my arm to hurt after a blood test?

Would it be unusual or concerning for my arm to hurt after a blood test?

Yes for one day: It is uncommon but the skin area can be sore for one day. If you notice any redness or swelling then seek medical attention, just to be sure that there is no infection around the needle stick- site. ...Read more

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Dr. Andrew Germanovich
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Why would it be that my arm is hurting so much now after my blood test?

Why would it be that my arm is hurting so much now after my blood test?

Possible : Nerve injury with a needle or localized bleeding causing inflammation. Could also be your perception of pain or low pain threshold. If persists, see a doctor. ...Read more

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Dr. John Munshower
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Hi what causes green veins on the arm and its abit painful...it happened after i took blood test two days ago.

Hi what causes green veins on the arm  and its abit painful...it happened after i took blood test two days ago.

Phlebitis: You may have developed a bruise at the blood draw site, or even a minor infection/inflammation like phlebitis. If it worsens, see the Dr. ...Read more

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Dr. Arthur Balin
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Why does the skin on your arm around the area blood is taken from bruise after a blood test?

Why does the skin on your arm around the area blood is taken from bruise after a blood test?

Bruise: The blood vessel is punctured when blood is withdrawn during a blood test. If the vessel is not compressed long enough, blood will leak out of the vessel giving a bruise. Holding direct pressure with a cotton ball for 10 or 15 minutes is usually enough. However if a person is on platlet inhibitors such as asprin longer might be necessary. ...Read more

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I make a blood test on 3 july 2014 after two day area below and upper the vein where needle inserted become some reddish and arm has pain please ?

I make a blood test on 3 july 2014 after two day area below and upper the vein where needle inserted become some reddish and arm has pain please ?

It sounds like you: have a phlebitis or inflammation around the needle stick. It could be infected. You should get it checked out. It might just be red and hard and go away with hot packs which you can start now by placing a warm compress over it a few times a day. The hardness can last for a while but it should not be red and hurt so much. Get it checked. ...Read more

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Dr. Jane Lykins
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I had a blood test done 2weeks ago.2 days after I have/still have pain when stretch arm.dont have good vains.took 2 trys only bit swollen/sore?

I had a blood test done 2weeks ago.2 days after I have/still have pain when stretch arm.dont have good vains.took 2 trys only bit swollen/sore?

Traumatic phlebitis: It is not uncommon for the vein to be inflamed after being punctured for a blood draw. It can take 3-4 weeks to resolve. If the area gets warmer or redder or more painful or you get a fever, it may have become infected and you need to see a doctor. In the meantime, anti-inflammatory creams like Voltaren gel might help it improve faster. ...Read more

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Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
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Arm numbness, tingling, a bit of itching, typing hurts, after five days from the blood test. What can it be?

Arm numbness, tingling, a bit of itching, typing hurts, after five days from the blood test. What can it be?

Nerve irritation: Possibly there was some nerve irritation that occurred during the blood draw. Give your arm some rest, elevate at night. Heat/cold compresses can be tried to stimulate your nerve. Hopefully, it will be over with in a few days. ...Read more

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