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Recurring swelling on hands and fingers upto armpit. Had donated blood a month ago. Reason?

I donated blood on nov 3 which is a month ago... 1 1/2 weeks later went to er becasue arm and finger swollen andpain like after getting a tetnis shot. They called it vascularitis and gave me pretnizone for a week... It took swelling down and pain was do able... Thenafter three days hand and fingers swelled back up and the pain is from my fingers all the way to my arm pitt
Asked On : Fri, 7 Dec 2012
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It seems that you might be having thrombophlebitis due to some exreavasation of blood or some vascular capillary damage.
Consult your doctor and with one course of antibiotic and anti-inflammatory medicine course you will be alright.
Apply thrombophob cream locally.
Ok and take care.
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