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Is it normal to have a sore arm after giving blood?

Is it normal to have a sore arm after giving blood?

Yes.: Yes, it is normal to have a sore arm. I would suggest over the counter pain medicine such as tylenol (acetaminophen) or ibuprofen. A warm compress may help as well. If the soreness does not improve in a couple of days, talk to your doctor. ...Read more

Dr. Donald Alves
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Is it common to have a sore arm after donating blood a month ago?

Is it common to have a sore arm after donating blood a month ago?

No: If you donated blood a month ago, you should not be having pain. This would most likely be from phlebitis or irritation to the vein. I would have someone take a look at this or call the facility that drew the blood. ...Read more

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My arm is very sore after giving blood for the first time, I know it's normal, but I don't know what to do for the pain; it is in my Bicep, not vein.?

My arm is very sore after giving blood for the first time, I know it's normal, but I don't know what to do for the pain; it is in my Bicep, not vein.?

Pain medication: You may take any over the counter pain medication. Tylenol (acetaminophen) would be preferable. Continue with your usual activities and drink plenty of water.
I applaud you for donating blood and being civic minded. ...Read more

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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?

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

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How can I treat a sore arm?

How can I treat a sore arm?

RICE: Rest, ice, compression and elevation is a good rule to apply to any sore extremity. A sling of some type is also helpfull and regular use of an nsaid. If things are not improving in a week get them checked out. ...Read more

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What can be done for a sore arm?

What can be done for a sore arm?

First why is it sore: ...? The cause needs to be ascertained. Was there an injury or was it just overworked? Once the cause is established the treatment plan can be tailored to address the cause. If it does not improve seek professional help. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of my sore arm (from badminton)?

How do I get rid of my sore arm (from badminton)?

Rest: If this is a fresh (acute) injury, then rest, ice, a compression sleeve, and elevating the arm (r.I.C.E.) will provide immediate benefit. If longstanding (chronic), you should see your physician to get an accurate diagnosis (such as lateral epicondylitis, or tennis elbow). In cases that don't resolve with r.I.C.E., other treatments like physical therapy, medication, or an injection may help. ...Read more

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Sore arm, can't raise over head. Is this a sign of a stroke?

Sore arm, can't raise over head. Is this a sign of a stroke?

Probably not: Weakness rather than soreness is more typical of stroke. Can you grasp and bend with your arm below your head? This may be tendonitis, arthritis or possibly a rotator cuff issue. If you are also having slurred speech, dizziness, changes in your vision, difficulty breathing, chest heaviness, etc. Go to the ER now! In any event, you should seek medical attention soon! ...Read more

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Very sore arm. Unable to lift above head, primarily bicep,?

Very sore arm. Unable to lift above head, primarily bicep,?

There just isn't: Enough information to be able to determine cause. However, there isn't an actual question here. So, consider resubmitting with a clear and specific question. ...Read more

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Is one of the side effects of pneumonia shot a sore arm for months?

Is one of the side effects of pneumonia shot a sore arm for months?

No: This needs to be seen and evaluated by a doctor. Something is very wrong and needs correction. ...Read more

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I have a sore arm seems like the tendon on the outside of the elbow is slightly swollen?

I have a sore arm seems like the tendon on the outside of the elbow is slightly swollen?

Tennis elbow: Swelling and tenderness on the outside of the elbow is consistent with tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis). This is commonly due to overuse. Treating it as an injury (rest, ice, compress, elevate) should provide some relief. If that does not help medical evaluation is necessary. ...Read more

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Today I wacked my arm on my cupard and it hurts and thers still a bump what should I do sore arm swollen arm bump on arm?

Today I wacked my arm on my cupard and it hurts and thers still a bump what should I do sore arm swollen arm bump on arm?

"RICE": Rice stands for rest, ice, compression, elevation. For elevation to help it should be above the level of the heart. If the pain and swelling does not resolve quickly medical evaluation may be necessary. ...Read more

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I had a bike accident and have been left with a very sore arm. What can I do for this?

See your doctor...: Too many possibilities exist to really say definitively what's wrong, but it could be a pinched nerve in the neck going down the arm, a shoulder problem, or maybe there was a fracture. A good physical exam and maybe an x-ray can eliminate most possibilities and give you a solid diagnosis. ...Read more

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What can I do to get rid of sore arm muscles?

What can I do to get rid of sore arm muscles?

Complex answer: Ths usa difficult question with no definitive answer
. The following link provides a brief summary with some recommendations that is written in easy to comprehend terms:

http://sportsmedicine. About. Com/cs/injuries/a/doms. Htm. ...Read more

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Can I take cyclobenzaprine for sore arm muscles from working out at the gym?

Can I take cyclobenzaprine for sore arm muscles from working out at the gym?

Rather not: I would rather see you utilize a combination of ice and nsaid
medication for muscular soreness after workouts.
A muscle relaxant might help you sleep at night if you
have a lot of spasm, but i'd stick with the nsaids. ...Read more

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First time mom. Breastmilk came in and arm pits really sore arm. Is this normal?

First time mom. Breastmilk came in and arm pits really sore arm. Is this normal?

Might be Engorged: Sometimes when breastmilk comes in not only will the breast become full with milk but additional blood sometimes goes all the way up the arm or armpit (axilla). Relieve this sensation by stroking the breast downward toward the areola while either in the shower or leaning over. Refrigerated cabbage leaves are an excellent home remedy for relief of engorgement. ...Read more

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Doc says my anxiety is causing my sore arm, back, chest and light feelings in arms. Any tips on how to fix these feelings?

Doc says my anxiety is causing my sore arm, back, chest and light feelings in arms. Any tips on how to fix these feelings?

CBT/RET: Speak to a trained certified psychologist for evaluation and treatment with cognitive behavioral therapy or rational emotive therapy. Counseling works quite well for anxiety. ...Read more

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How can I avoid a sore arm after the next cervical cancer vaccine?

Can't: Your arm is sore after every vaccination you get in it, because the immune system reacts to the foreign antigens in the injection. That's how it works, and you can't avoid this because if it didn't happen you wouldn't develop immunity. ...Read more

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How can I deal with a sore arm after the 3rd cervical cancer vaccine?

How can I deal with a sore arm after the 3rd cervical cancer vaccine?

Give it time: You can help alleviate some of the soreness with massage or a warm compress. But, give it time, and the soreness will improve. ...Read more

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What can I do to avoid a sore arm after the 3rd cervical cancer vaccine?

HPV does hurt!: Hpv is probably the roughest vaccine on people. Standing by to ice your arm and take Ibuprofen or nuprin (ibuprofen) (with food and a full glass of liquid) helps. Have someone else drive so you can keep icing a full twenty minutes (be sure no ice is directly on skin--use cloth protection. No need to add frostbite to your woes) many suggest then using the sore muscle aids quicker recovery. ...Read more

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I have found bruises on my legs that I'm unaware of receiving and now sore arm and leg muscles without working out. What could be the cause of this?

I have found bruises on my legs that I'm unaware of receiving and now sore arm and leg muscles without working out. What could be the cause of this?

Leg bruises: Without a picture it is difficult to render a definitive diagnosis. If I were to guess I would say you have erythema nodosum has many causes. In any case you should see your doctor right away. ...Read more

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I am concerned I might have ALS. Muscle twiches, dead sore arm and locked up and clumsy hand?

I am concerned I might have ALS. Muscle twiches, dead sore arm and locked up and clumsy hand?

Do you worry a lot?: ALS doesn't cause a limb to be sore or to "lock up." you also haven't adequately described your muscle "twitches" or what you mean by "clumsy? " If you're worried, posting on HealthTap won't un-worry you. See a neurologist. ALS is one of those diseases that people get irrationally terrified of? Far out of proportion to their chances of actually developing it? It's a rare disease. ...Read more

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After a panic/anxiety attack I get the shakes and trembling feeling. After they stop however, I get a sore arm and leg for the rest of the day. Normal?

After a panic/anxiety attack I get the shakes and trembling feeling. After they stop however, I get a sore arm and leg for the rest of the day. Normal?

See doctor: Panic attacks are not typically followed by physical symptoms such as sore arm or leg. Please see your pcp for exam and proper diagnosis to explain your symptoms. Panic attacks may be confused with other disorders, eg, hormonal, cardiac, neurological. Need to rule out medical cause for shaking and sore extremities. I hope this helps. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Should I worry about discoloration in my arm after giving blood?

Should I worry about discoloration in my arm after giving blood?

Usually no problem: Bruising is common after giving blood. If there is excessive bruising have it evaluated by your physician. ...Read more

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My arm swelled while giving blood and I have to stop. Why did this happen?

Bleeding or clot: There are 2 possible answers. If blood leaked out from the site of the needle stick, a hematoma (extravasated blood) could collect and cause are swelling. If the swelling occurred later, the more likely cause is phlebitis, a blood clot in the vein caused by damage to the vein from the needle. Either problem, occurring in the arm, should not cause any long term problems. ...Read more

Dr. Austina Cho
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