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Arm pain while trying to donate blood, joint, nerve and muscle pain. Treatment?

I tried to donate blood several months ago and the technician was hurting my arm trying to find a vein . After several painful attempts I had her stop and didn t give. My arm hurt for over a month. It was painful in both the nerves and joints all up my arm. Two weeks ago I had a blood test taken at the doctor in the same arm and my arm has been aching and painful in the joints and muscles ever since. What is happening?
Fri, 2 Nov 2012
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Hi friend
Welcome to Health Care Magic

Blood is drawn from a vein / just below the skin.
Taking blood - even several attempts - can not cause aching of joints and muscles and that too for a long time.
Sometimes, fear of blood or the procedure could also can cause a similar situation
If these symptoms are bothersome, you have to see a Rheumatologist - to investigate for a possible cause and appropriate treatment.

Take care
Wishing speedy recovery
God bless
Good luck
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