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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

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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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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

Dr. Ana Adelstein
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Sore Arm (Definition)

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