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Pain in arm a week after blood drawn. Is this normal?

Pain in arm a week after blood drawn. Is this normal?

No: Not really normal, but also not unusual. It is often from a phlebitis, which is an inflammation of the vein the blood was drawn from. Warm compresses and NSAIDs can help. If it does not get better, be seen. ...Read more

Arm Pain (Definition)

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What to do if I have pain in arm a week after blood drawn?

What to do if I have pain in arm a week after blood drawn?

Phlebitis: It is probably a phlebitis, which is an inflammation of the vein sometimes associated with a superficial clot as well. Treatment is usually warm compresses and NSAIDs. If it does not get better, be seen as they can sometimes get infected and need an antibiotic. ...Read more

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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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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?

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?

Not unusual: The knot is from bleeding under the skin after needle was removed. It's called a hematoma. It will resolve in a week or two just like a bruise would. No cause for alarm. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...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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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

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?

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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

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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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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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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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Blood Draw (Definition)

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