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Painful Arm After Blood Test
Hi I had blood test today and afterwards I have had pain in my arm above and below it and it is painful to straighten my arm is there anything I can d?
Need for examination: Is there a swelling or discoloration? You may have had leakage of blood into the tissue. Apparently it has been a few hours since the episode. You may use a cold compress today and warm compresses over the next few days. If the pain persists for more than a day, please see your doctor. ...Read more
Hi what causes green veins on the arm and its abit painful...it happened after I took blood test two days ago.
Middle way on forearm is painful when strength arm & feel a bump under skin. 2weeks after blood test which hurt lots after needle was removed.
Aching arm after blood test. No issues when giving blood or blood disorders. Is it something horrible like a blood clot? Do I need to see Dr again?
Is it swollen,red: Or firm? If a superficial vessel gets a clot from a blood draw it will not travel to heart lung or brain. May have a mild thrombophlebitis. Use warm compresses and try advil (ibuprofen) or alieve. If red warm to touch or getting worse see a doctor to make sure it is not infected. ...Read more
Yes for one day: It is uncommon but the skin area can be sore for one day. If you notice any redness or swelling then seek medical attention, just to be sure that there is no infection around the needle stick- site. ...Read more
Is there any oter way to check if you are rhesus negative, I cringe at the thought of a blood test on my arm, can they withdraw it from anywhere else?
Needle-shy? Can fix: You'll be getting blood drawn from your arm at most physician office visits from now on. You're a grown woman now, and people will think the less of you if you're not brave like the rest of us. If this is severe, ask about psychotherapy to overcome it; if not, get with friends and say "we're brave" and donate your first unit of blood -- bigger needle, helps people, conquers fear. ...Read more
Hi, I had a blood test Friday taken from arm which felt ok until she pulled out then it hurt all afternoon I then noticed my vain bulging out. Then?
Hematoma: You may have had a little bleeding under the skin after the needle was removed from the vein. This is nothing to worry about. No longterm damage was done. The technicians try to avoid that, but it isn't always possible depending on the person's veins. ...Read more
Had a blood test a nurse ripped the needle out fast on a funny angle, it hurt so bad, then she then tossed it away fast, could needle tip be in my arm?
Unlikely: It's unlikely that the needle is still in your arm. The pain you are feeling is likely due to injury of your vein when the needle was removed. ...Read more
Pinch skin: Pinching your skin, asking the phlebotomist to spray your skin with a desensitizer, or using a numbing cream (emla (lidocaine and prilocaine) -- put on 30-60 minutes before the test) can all help. Looking away and wiggling your toes (honest!) can also help you tolerate getting poked for blood. One person told me she didn't feel it if she sang! Everyone is different ... Good luck! ...Read more
Need: Evaluation for pain and limited range of motion in the shoulder. You may need an XR ...Read more
Please see doctor: If your arm hurts all the time then you need to have your doctor take a look at it. Following a thorough history and examination, your doctor will be able to decide if you need any tests. ...Read more
Hi I had blood test today and afterwards I have had pain in my arm it's been 6 days and not getting better should I see a doctor?
Yes: See your doctor and have it checkedas you should not have apin after 6 days. ...Read more
Got blood test a month ago in three different places on arm. Started getting small red pimple at the site where blood was drawn. Doesn't hurt or itch.?
Need to examine:
It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without examining you and your symptoms warrant evaluation by a physician. The symptoms are not likely to be due to the blood test a few months ago.
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Bruise: The blood vessel is punctured when blood is withdrawn during a blood test. If the vessel is not compressed long enough, blood will leak out of the vessel giving a bruise. Holding direct pressure with a cotton ball for 10 or 15 minutes is usually enough. However, if a person is on platlet inhibitors such as asprin longer might be necessary. ...Read more
I saw blood clots when taking injection in my left arm for blood test.is there any serious problems?
Daughter is 13. Had blood test two weeks ago. Flew back from spring break Sat. Arm swelling and a lot of pain started yesterday.
See a doctor!: Travelling by plane increases risk for blood clots, usually in the legs. However, it's possible your daughter developed one in her arm. Second, if the painful arm is the same arm where she had a blood draw, she could have an infection. Third, what happened during Spring Break? You may never know, but experiments (injection drugs) and accidents (falls) occur. You care, so get her in ASAP! ...Read more
I had a blood test 12 days ago and my arm still hurts all down my arm including my wrist and my fingers just wondering if that is normal?
Hematoma : This is likely just a hematoma. I assume you had your blood drawn from the bend in the elbow, known as the antecubital space. On occasion, there will be some blood that escapes from the puncture site, sometimes visible, sometime not. It will take a few days to a week for the bruise to diminish and as the blood clot breaks down, you will see discoloration around the elbow. Heat may help. ...Read more
I had a blood test a week ago that left a small bruise, which is now large/dark purple and spreading up arm. Could there be something wrong?
Yes, if the arm is hot : To touch, and you have swelling, and see streaks of bruising going up the arm. Then you have to go immediately in the ER. If it is not hot to the touch, and no swelling or pain, then you need to call your doctor as soon as possible to be seen by her/him, and notify the lab that you are experiencing this too. That has to be documented by the lab manager. Blood thinners or low platelets can do this2 ...Read more
I had a blood test done 2weeks ago.2 days after I have/still have pain when stretch arm.don't have good vains.took 2 trys only bit swollen/sore?
Traumatic phlebitis: It is not uncommon for the vein to be inflamed after being punctured for a blood draw. It can take 3-4 weeks to resolve. If the area gets warmer or redder or more painful or you get a fever, it may have become infected and you need to see a doctor. In the meantime, anti-inflammatory creams like Voltaren (diclofenac) gel might help it improve faster. ...Read more
I make a blood test on 3 july 2014 after two day area below and upper the vein where needle inserted become some reddish and arm has pain please?
It sounds like you: Have a phlebitis or inflammation around the needle stick. It could be infected. You should get it checked out. It might just be red and hard and go away with hot packs which you can start now by placing a warm compress over it a few times a day. The hardness can last for a while but it should not be red and hurt so much. Get it checked. ...Read more
I had a blood test 2wks ago and my arm is still very sore achy and striking pain when I strighten and clich my fist. Is this normal what can I do?
Contact doctor: It is not normal for the arm to be sore 2 weeks after blood draw. Please contact the doctor at the site where you had blood drawn or your own physician. ...Read more
12 days ago I gave blood for my blood test. In one week after that, red, itchy spots were emerged in the region in my left arm in which I gave blood.?
Local anesthetic gel: Ice pack is not a good idea as it will reduce blood flow make drawing blood more difficult. You should consult your doctor about using Lidocaine gel to numb the skin before needle stick. ...Read more
Is the HIV rapid blood test (finger prick) just as accurate as the standard "needle-in-arm" blood test?
Arm numbness, tingling, a bit of itching, typing hurts, after five days from the blood test. What can it be?
Arm numbness, tingling, a bit of itching, typing or twisting hurts, after five days from the blood test. What can it be?
See below: A small clot in the vein that was stuck is the most probable cause if so it should dissolve within the 7-10 days if not then see a physician. ...Read more
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