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Pain In Arm After Blood Draw
I had a blood draw a couple hours ago. I have arm pain and stiffness, is that typical? Is naseau, dizziness also common or would that just be anxiety?
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? Thank you
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.
Tingling in left forearm down to fingers after blood draw 2 days ago. Shock-like pain at poke site each time I flex arm. What's 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
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
I had a blood draw- needle went in but no blood came out! Used other arm. Is it dangerous that no blood came out? Could I have air in my veins now
No. It just means the: Vein was missed. There is no danger. Read more
Expert advice for blood draws. I fear the alcohol bottle before blood draw thinking it may have HIV fluids other than blood on it because they are transparent. How long should I wait (minutes) for the liquid on my arm to dry before blood draw?
Easy does it, Joe: Listen buddy. You're right to be concerned about HIV, but the chance of there being HIV in somebody's alcohol bottle (which would kill it) is zero. If you allow yourself to indulge in this kind of thinking, you'll be paralyzed with fear of everything in daily life. You simply cannot afford this. To be brave, act brave. Never limit yourself because of fears you know are unrealistic. Best wishes. Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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?
Week ago I did blood draw and I felt pain from pinch down to my hand. After few days little bruise appeared. It still hurt when I straight arm. Why?
Likely harmless: What you describe is a "blown" vein. When your blood was drawn, the tech likely obtained the specimen then on withdrawal the vein ruptured which isn't as bad as it sounds. Veins often have associated nerves that travel with them. The bruising also makes this more likely. Apply heat a few times per day and it should go away. Read more
Nerve Pain at blood draw site upon flexing arm. Almost constant mild nerve pain from inner forearm to lower palm. What to expect? How to promote healing?
Nerve pain?: Sometimes there can be nerve pain at a blood draw site. It normally heals after 1-2 weeks, sometimes a little longer. It may help to prevent trauma to this area, treat with a warm compress (wash cloth, warm water bottle) a couple times per day, and avoid blood draws to that site until it feels better. Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Blood draw from inner elbow 1 month ago. 3in x 2in hematoma. Arm still aches, sore to touch at elbow and clear to shoulder when lifting something?
Hematoma: See a Surgeon you may need that hematoma surgically removed 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. Perm nerve damage? Visit doc?
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