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Have lump in armpit, did blood test:high thyroid level&antibody present. Follow up at 6months levels back to normal, but lump still there& arm tinglin

Have lump in armpit, did blood test:high thyroid level&antibody present. Follow up at 6months levels back to normal, but lump still there& arm tinglin

? Enlarged Lymph Node: Armpit swelling needs to be checked out always, to make sure of the origin of it and what is causing it
I would suggest to see your doctor for full assessment and management as needed. ...Read more

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Truvada 3-6wks post exp. 5wks, bilateral, firm matted groin node. 9wks- armpit lumps. 11wks (bilateral cervical nodes & rapid negative blood test. Hiv?

Truvada 3-6wks post exp. 5wks, bilateral, firm matted groin node. 9wks- armpit lumps. 11wks (bilateral cervical nodes & rapid negative blood test. Hiv?

Need to examine: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without taking additional history, physical examination and may be some tests. It would be prudent to see your doctor, as your symptoms warrant an evaluation.
Wish you good health! ...Read more

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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 (acetaminophen) for discomfort. Don't worry, be happy! ...Read more

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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 (ibuprofen) 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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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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Is there anything I can do to numb my arm before getting blood test?

Is there anything I can do to numb my arm before getting blood test?

Pinch skin: Pinching your skin, asking the phlebotomist to spray your skin with a desensitizer, or using a numbing cream (emla (lidocaine and prilocaine) -- put on 30-60 minutes before the test) can all help. Looking away and wiggling your toes (honest!) can also help you tolerate getting poked for blood. One person told me she didn't feel it if she sang! Everyone is different. .. Good luck! ...Read more

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Pain in arm and can't lift after blood test but no blood drawn it's been two months now?

Need: Evaluation for pain and limited range of motion in the shoulder. You may need an XR ...Read more

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Hi am 19 and my left arm keeps hurting me all the time I don't no why do I need a blood test?

Hi am 19 and my left arm keeps hurting me all the time I don't no why do I need a blood test?

Please see doctor: If your arm hurts all the time then you need to have your doctor take a look at it. Following a thorough history and examination, your doctor will be able to decide if you need any tests. ...Read more

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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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Hi, I had a blood test Friday taken from arm which felt ok until she pulled out then it hurt all afternoon I then noticed my vain bulging out. Then?

Hi, I had a blood test Friday taken from arm which felt ok until she pulled out then it hurt all afternoon I then noticed my vain bulging out. Then?

Hematoma: You may have had a little bleeding under the skin after the needle was removed from the vein. This is nothing to worry about. No longterm damage was done. The technicians try to avoid that, but it isn't always possible depending on the person's veins. ...Read more

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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

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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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Got blood test a month ago in three different places on arm. Started getting small red pimple at the site where blood was drawn. Doesn't hurt or itch.?

Got blood test a month ago in three different places on arm. Started getting small red pimple at the site where blood was drawn. Doesn't hurt or itch.?

Need to examine: Depending on your ancestry, you may be prone to developing hypertrophic scar or keloid. If it does not subside in a week or so, you may wish to see your doctor for an in person evaluation. In the mean time leave it alone and do not try any home remedies. ...Read more

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Had a blood test today and my arm feels strange. When will this feeling go away?

Soon: If you are referring to where the needle stick was done, that type of discomfort will go away soon. If the person hit a nerve twig it may last longer -- but that would have been felt immediately. ...Read more

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Is there any oter way to check if you are rhesus negative, I cringe at the thought of a blood test on my arm, can they withdraw it from anywhere else?

Is there any oter way to check if you are rhesus negative, I cringe at the thought of a blood test on my arm, can they withdraw it from anywhere else?

Needle-shy? Can fix: You'll be getting blood drawn from your arm at most physician office visits from now on. You're a grown woman now, and people will think the less of you if you're not brave like the rest of us. If this is severe, ask about psychotherapy to overcome it; if not, get with friends and say "we're brave" and donate your first unit of blood -- bigger needle, helps people, conquers fear. ...Read more

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Hi I had blood test today and afterwards I have had pain in my arm above and below it and it is painful to straighten my arm is there anything I can d?

Hi I had blood test today and afterwards I have had pain in my arm above and below it and it is painful to straighten my arm is there anything I can d?

Need for examination: Is there a swelling or discoloration? You may have had leakage of blood into the tissue. Apparently it has been a few hours since the episode. You may use a cold compress today and warm compresses over the next few days. If the pain persists for more than a day, please see your doctor. ...Read more

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Swollen left arm and aching pain possibly since having blood test few months ago?

Swollen left arm and aching pain possibly since having blood test few months ago?

Need to examine: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without examining you and your symptoms warrant evaluation by a physician. The symptoms are not likely to be due to the blood test a few months ago.
Wish you good health! - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more

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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 saw blood clots when taking injection in my left arm for blood test. Is there any serious problems?

Blood clot: It could be normal slight blood clot at the site of injection. Let's wait for blood test results. ...Read more

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Daughter is 13. Had blood test two weeks ago. Flew back from spring break Sat. Arm swelling and a lot of pain started yesterday.

Daughter is 13. Had blood test two weeks ago. Flew back from spring break Sat. Arm swelling and a lot of pain started yesterday.

See a doctor!: Travelling by plane increases risk for blood clots, usually in the legs. However, it's possible your daughter developed one in her arm. Second, if the painful arm is the same arm where she had a blood draw, she could have an infection. Third, what happened during Spring Break? You may never know, but experiments (injection drugs) and accidents (falls) occur. You care, so get her in ASAP! ...Read more

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I had a blood test 12 days ago and my arm still hurts all down my arm including my wrist and my fingers just wondering if that is normal?

I had a blood test 12 days ago and my arm still hurts all down my arm including my wrist and my fingers just wondering if that is normal?

Hematoma: This is likely just a hematoma. I assume you had your blood drawn from the bend in the elbow, known as the antecubital space. On occasion, there will be some blood that escapes from the puncture site, sometimes visible, sometime not. It will take a few days to a week for the bruise to diminish and as the blood clot breaks down, you will see discoloration around the elbow. Heat may help. ...Read more

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I had a blood test a week ago that left a small bruise, which is now large/dark purple and spreading up arm. Could there be something wrong?

Yes, if the arm is hot: To touch, and you have swelling, and see streaks of bruising going up the arm. Then you have to go immediately in the ER. If it is not hot to the touch, and no swelling or pain, then you need to call your doctor as soon as possible to be seen by her/him, and notify the lab that you are experiencing this too. That has to be documented by the lab manager. Blood thinners or low platelets can do this2 ...Read more

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I had a blood test done 2weeks ago.2 days after I have/still have pain when stretch arm. Don't 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. Don't 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 (diclofenac) gel might help it improve faster. ...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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I had a blood test 2wks ago and my arm is still very sore achy and striking pain when I strighten and clich my fist. Is this normal what can I do?

I had a blood test 2wks ago and my arm is still very sore achy and striking pain when I strighten and clich my fist. Is this normal what can I do?

Contact doctor: It is not normal for the arm to be sore 2 weeks after blood draw. Please contact the doctor at the site where you had blood drawn or your own physician. ...Read more

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Later in the day my voice goes a bit raspy had for 7 weeks all blood test ok no other symtoms keep trying to clear throut no cough no lumps or swellin?

Later in the day my voice goes a bit raspy had for 7 weeks all blood test ok no other symtoms keep trying to clear throut no cough no lumps or swellin?

See ENT: For persistent hoarseness it is best for a doctor to examine your vocal cords and surrounding structures. The best equipped provider would be an otolaryngologist who will ideally use an endoscopic camera to examine your larynx and give you a good idea of what is happening to your voice. ...Read more