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A shooting pain down the entire length of my forearm after giving blood, please help

Hi About 8 days ago i gave a blood sample, ive donated blood 30 or 40 times with no problems really. This time though when the needle went in it was agony, a shooting pain down the entire length of my forearm . I gritted my teeth and let her get on with it. 2 days later i noticed a sharp pain down the length of my arm when i straighten it, and an ache all the way down to my wrist, this doesnt seem to be getting any better or any worse. Is this a cause for concern ? i was planning to give it a week then perhaps go to docs, but im in and out of the docs a lot at the moment, and didnt want to waste their time on stuff they cant help. Thanks
Asked On : Thu, 13 Jan 2011
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General & Family Physician 's  Response
Hi. Welcome to Healthcaremagic
there might inflammation in th veins. Check with doctor. You might need Doppler Ultrasound of the upper extremity to look for the patency of veins.

Regards, Dr. Jagdish
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General & Family Physician Dr. Pragnesh Vachharajani's  Response
It seems that you might be having something called thrombophlebitis, means infection at the puncture site and pain and swelling in the entire vein. Try to apply ice and take some analgesics, you can even apply thrombophobe oint.If this does not settle things you have to go to a doctor.
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