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Could PPD Test Lead To Arm And Wrist Pain?

I had a PPD test done today, left arm about 5 from my wrsit, nothing unusual, however after about 4 min I started to get arm pain and hand wrist, it feels like my wrist is sprained . it was fine before the PPD , my hand s cold, no swelling, no redness, the pain is incredible
Fri, 24 Feb 2017
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No, no at all. PPD test is a simple test for tuberculosis and it in no way can lead to pain in arm and wrist. Some people though suffer from pain at the injection site on the arm region, but it can not lead to a disease in wrist. Your wrist might have been under some kind of trauma at the same time, which might have gone unnoticed and you have accidentally related it to PPD. Ice the area, and consult an orthopedician.
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Could PPD Test Lead To Arm And Wrist Pain?

No, no at all. PPD test is a simple test for tuberculosis and it in no way can lead to pain in arm and wrist. Some people though suffer from pain at the injection site on the arm region, but it can not lead to a disease in wrist. Your wrist might have been under some kind of trauma at the same time, which might have gone unnoticed and you have accidentally related it to PPD. Ice the area, and consult an orthopedician.