Yesterday I was donating blood at my school's Blood Drive. When the nurse put the needle into my arm I felt a VERY sharp pain in the forearm. I didn't think anything of it because after the initial sharp pain, I was okay. After I returned to class, I noticed part of my forearm, where I felt the initial sharp pain, had gone completely numb to touch. (if my arm was palm down, it would be on the right side from the middle of my forearm to my wrist.) Now whenever I try to preform regular daily activities, I feel a sharp pain in the spot that has gone numb. Could the nurse have hit a nerve and if she had, is there a possibility of permanent nerve damage?
Asked On : Sat, 30 Jan 2010