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Blood donation. Heavy blood clots. What is the treatment?

13 days ago i had donated my blood in my college blood donation drive. i found the doctors and interns very inexperienced. i din t have any problem during the donation process, a day after the donation i found heavy blood clots inside the skin nearby the inserted area. Though the clots disappeared after 10 days,now i can t straighten my arm without pain, it s as if the nerve or vein restricts to get pulled. I m unable to stretch my right arm fully. This was my first donating experience. i need to know why it s happening and please tell me the treatment for it.
Asked On : Sat, 22 Sep 2012
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Hello thanks for your question,
I feel sorry that there were inexperienced person at blood donation camp
There could be two reason for blood clot under your skin during blood donation.
No.1,while cannulating your vein the punctured the vein by a big size needle( as big size needles are used during donation camp) and the blood collected along the side of vein under your skin which later on formed clot
No.2.while taking out the needle at completion of donation, the blood leaked into peri vascular space under skin,through punctured vein they didn't instructed you to keep pressure over the puncture sit for at least 5 to 7 minutes.
Your 2nd problems, your getting pain while extending your arm,this is most probably due to thromobophilibitis of the cannulated vein.It will get resolve in a week time,if you have associated fever with it you can take antibiotic.Locally you can apply heparin ointment.
Hope i answered your question.
Get well soon
Keep donating the blood to save lives.
Answered: Sun, 7 Oct 2012
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