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Arm Pain (Definition)

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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

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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? 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

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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. What's 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. 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 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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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?

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 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?

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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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?

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

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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 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 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

Blood Draw (Definition)

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