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Burst arm vein?

HI,
I was donating plasma today, and while flexing and squeezing my hand to allow then to find the vein,
I had a HUGE pain in the middle of my forearm It felt like a bee sting It felt like a vein had burst or something.
It still feels tender and wierd two hours later.

Is it possible to burst a vein from pumping my arm with a pressure cuff on?
If so is it dangerous?  or will it heal on it's own
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Hi and thanks for using the forum.

It is possible that you had an injury to a blood vessel or an injury to a muscle or tendon.  This should improve with time.  Ice the injury for the first 48-72 hours after the incident and after 72 hours use warm compresses.  If you don't see an improvement after about a week, you might want to have it checked out just to be sure that nothing is wrong.  Good luck.

Bridget
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