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

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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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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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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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.

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.

Nerve pain: Yes. Sometimes the needle can pierce a sensory nerve under the skin. Apply ice and the pain should resolve in a few days. Neuropathic pain medicine and compound creams can help reduce the pain too. ...Read more

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How common is it to get a thrombosis in your arm after a routine blood draw?

How common is it to get a thrombosis in your arm after a routine blood draw?

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

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Why after blood draw in arm a big bruise?

Why after blood draw in arm a big bruise?

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

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Nerve Pain at blood draw site upon flexing arm.Though doesn't restrict movement,it makes me hesitant/careful to move it.Is it arm weakness?Thanks.

Nerve Pain at blood draw site upon flexing arm.Though doesn't restrict movement,it makes me hesitant/careful to move it.Is it arm weakness?Thanks.

Continue to monitor: Pain is not the same thing as weakness, but pain could lead to weakness. Continue to monitor the symptoms, and if they worsen (skin discoloration, true weakness, worsening pain) or persist, see your primary care physician. http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/003206.htm ...Read more

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