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Is it normal to have a sore arm after giving blood?
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Dr. Robert Purchase
Orthopedic Surgery
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Robert Purchase
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Dr. Jay Rosenfeld
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine
In brief: Sometimes
People can often have a sore arm if they have a "hematoma" which is a little leakage of blood that occurs outside the vein after blood is drawn.
The soreness typically will go away after a few days. If it does not or if you have any numbness or tingling in your fingers, you shoud see your doctor.

In brief: Sometimes
People can often have a sore arm if they have a "hematoma" which is a little leakage of blood that occurs outside the vein after blood is drawn.
The soreness typically will go away after a few days. If it does not or if you have any numbness or tingling in your fingers, you shoud see your doctor.
Dr. Jay Rosenfeld
Dr. Jay Rosenfeld
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