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Pain In Arm After Blood Draw
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
Yesterday I had blood draw from my arm and today, I scratch it and now a knot came up as a size of a dime, is this normal and should I be concerned?
Common: The vein that is punctured for the test will often clot and form a lump of sorts.-- especially if the phlebotomist missed vein or went thru it with the needle. This is a superficial vein, usually not serious and responds to heat and rest. If there is redness or persistent pain, see and md. Not all clots are serious but, when in doubt , of course please please see an md feel better. ...Read more
A clot of 1 cm diameter appeared in about forty minutes after the blood draw in inner part of my arm near elbow, Should I be worried?
Probably not a great: this reflects poor phlebotomy technique combined with not holding pressure (with a single finger tip) on the location(s) in which the vein(s) was punctured in the process of collecting the blood sample. This allowed continued bleeding from the punctured vein to the point that the accumulated blood was quite visible through the skin & possible damage to the vein(s) at that location. ...Read more
Felt extr pain during blood draw yday in left arm & asked to stop.still hurts in that spot and nerve clicks when I lift the arm.will this heal?thanks.
Normal: Some of the blood drawn during the needle stick leaked inside your skin, its ok and it happens, unless there is a hard lump or extreme pain then you should be ok, it will disappear just like any other bruise. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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