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Pain in the area where blood was drawn for test. Solution?

Hello. Yesterday I had to go for blood test . After that I went to work and started to have pain in my arm where the blood was drawn. I used ice. In the evening i used antibiotic cream where the nurse pocked me with the niddle and it burned. My arm was hurting last night and still today. Mostly the pain is on the vein . It is not that much blue color because I applied ice yesterday
Asked On : Sun, 16 Dec 2012
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Psychiatrist 's  Response
I understand your concerns. From your description it appears that you are having a thrombosis/hematoma at the site of blood prick. It is nothing serious and will definitely resolve in 2-3 days. You can apply thrombophobe ointment over the bluish discoloration. There is no need to feel concerned. You should be concerned only if there is pain even after 2-3 days or if there is any active bleeding.
Hope I am able to solve your concerns,
Thanks and hope you get well soon.
Answered: Sun, 16 Dec 2012
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General & Family Physician Dr. Nsah Bernard's  Response
Dec 2012
You might be having phlebitis or local infection which could be handled with an oral anti-inflammatory (choice one will be acetyl salicylate or aspirine will be well indicated because of it thrombolytic properties) and an antibiotic, orally will be proper.

Hope this helps you
Answered: Sun, 16 Dec 2012
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