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What would cause the site of a blood draw to be very painful and bruised bright purple-blotchy in more than 1 spot? Infection? Pain radiates whole arm

What would cause the site of a blood draw to be very painful and bruised bright purple-blotchy in more than 1 spot? Infection? Pain radiates whole arm

Blood draw: Blood draw should not be painful after. IN the light that your whole arm hurts I think you may have developed CRPS/RSD - please go see a Pain Specialist with an Anesthesia background so that you may get the righy care ...Read more

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Arm Pain (Definition)

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What should I do about pain in arm a week after blood drawn?

See below: Please contact the place where you had your blood drawn and explain the situation to them. It is not feasible to know if the blood draw is causing the pain, without examining you. ...Read more

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Managing Low Blood Sugar (Checklist)

Avoid skipping meals
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Keep fruit with you at all times if you feel hypoglycemic
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Tingling in left forearm down to fingers after blood draw 2 days ago.Shock-like pain at poke site each time I flex arm.whats wrong?how to recover?Thx.

Tingling in left forearm down to fingers after blood draw 2 days ago.Shock-like pain at poke site each time I flex arm.whats wrong?how to recover?Thx.

Hematoma: it seems you developed a hematoma, or localized bleeding under the skin at the site of your blood draw. This should resolve on its own. the hematoma seems to be pressing on a nerve when you move or flex your arm. if it persists, you may need to be evaluated. give it a few days ...Read more

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Is pain on the inner right side of forearm and outer side of upper arm expected after nerve hit from blood draw 7 days ago at forearm of left hand?

Is pain on the inner right side of forearm and outer side of upper arm expected after nerve hit from blood draw 7 days ago at forearm of left hand?

I would not think: that the discomfort would persist from a blood draw a week ago unless a pain sensitive structure was injured. You might want to have that looked at. In the meantime take some Motrin or another anti-inflammatory for a couple of days to see if the pain subsides. ...Read more

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Managing Low Blood Sugar (Checklist)

Eat complex carbohydrates with protein
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Eat before you feel tired or nauseous
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Have glucose available if blood sugar is too low
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Tingling in left forearm down to fingers after blood draw 2 days ago.Shock-like pain at poke site each time I flex arm.perm nerve damage?visit doc?

Tingling in left forearm down to fingers after blood draw 2 days ago.Shock-like pain at poke site each time I flex arm.perm nerve damage?visit doc?

Inflammation: Most likely you just have localized inflammation of the nerve. There is nothing a physician will be able to do to fix this problem. You can try an NSAID such as ibuprofen or naproxen to help with the inflammation ...Read more

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Managing Low Blood Sugar (Checklist)

Eat breakfast within 30 minutes of waking up
in the morning
Eat small high-protein meals / snacks of 125 cal
every 3 hours
Eat lunch on a regular schedule
daily
Eat an extra snack before exercise (100 cal)
once

Blood Draw (Definition)

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