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Shock sensation down arm after inserting needle to draw blood. Hurts to move, bend. Solution?

I had blood drawn 4 days ago and the dr when he inserted the needle I felt this shocklike sensation down my arm on thumb side. He proceeded with the draw even though I was in pain, and now i get these shocklike sensations down into my wrist on thumb side when i put my arm down or move my wrist in certain positions. Is there anything i should do for this and will it go away? Nervous!
Asked On : Wed, 20 Mar 2013
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Internal Medicine Specialist 's  Response
Thanks foe coming to HCM. You can try applying ice-pack and see if it helps. I am assuming blood was drawn from vein near elbow. If doctor could draw blood conveniently, it is less likely that needle was in wrong place. Your problem might go away on its own. But if you have got swelling in the area which is lasting 4 days after blood test, or pain persist for next 1-2 days, you should visit the doctor. Small bruise like discoloration around blood collection site is normal.
Wish you good health.
Answered: Thu, 21 Mar 2013
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