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Upper arm pain after donating blood. Painful to lift arm. No bruise. What can I expect?

I gave blood for the first time yesterday afternoon, about 30 hours ago. Since late yesterday evening, I have been experiencing muscle-like pain in my left upper arm which over the last 6-8 hours has extended to my shoulder . It is really painful and I can t lift my arm without it hurting. No bruise , no pain at entry point. Phlebotomist did say my vein turned in the arm. What is this pain and what can I expect?
Asked On : Wed, 14 Nov 2012
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From history it seems that you might be having Thrombophlebitis giuving rise to this problem.
Go for one antibiotic medicine and anti-inflammatory medicine course for 2-3 days.
Apply Thrombophob cream locally.
Ok and take care.
Answered: Sat, 23 Nov 2013
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