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Sore Arm After Giving Blood
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. ?
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 or alieve. If red warm to touch or getting worse see a doctor to make sure it is not infected. ...Read more
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
HPV does hurt!: Hpv is probably the roughest vaccine on people. Standing by to ice your arm and take Ibuprofen or nuprin (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
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
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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