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What could arm pain post blood drawing?

Had my blood drawn on Monday and it burned like never before while she drew blood. Now My vein close to my hand feels very strange like there is something there and when I Bend my arm, it feels like something like an elastic band and pitches. What can this be??
Wed, 26 Jun 2019
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Hello,

The medical explanation can be nerve injury because of blood drowning. It means that the needle hit your nerve during the blood draw. I suggest using anti-inflammatory medication for the pain such as Ibuprofen. The symptoms will pass in further days gradually.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Take care

Regards,
Dr Dorina Gurabardhi, General & Family Physician
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What could arm pain post blood drawing?

Hello, The medical explanation can be nerve injury because of blood drowning. It means that the needle hit your nerve during the blood draw. I suggest using anti-inflammatory medication for the pain such as Ibuprofen. The symptoms will pass in further days gradually. Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further. Take care Regards, Dr Dorina Gurabardhi, General & Family Physician