Two weeks ago I was having blood drawn from my elbow crease. I have had loads of blood tests and it was difficult for the nurse to get a vein, and on one of the tries she put the needle in and I felt an explosion run down my arm into my hand. I have never had this from a blood test before. She wasn't concerned, so neither was I. But now, though the site of the blood draw does not hurt, my wrist really does! There is a patch of numbish skin (like when a dental anaesthetic is wearing off) from the outside of my wrist all along to my thumb and first finger. Tapping on my hand (like when setting down a coffee cup) really hurts this patch of strange sensation. Stretching out my arm is very painful, and if I press on the the site of the blood draw with a finger, the whole right side of my left hand goes number. When I release it, it goes back to normal (though the numbish part remains. Is this something that will go away? I don't really want to make a fuss but it's quite annoying as I am in a wheelchair and it is somewhat affecting my mobility! I am also 6 months pregnant so don't really want to be taking more medicine, I take painkillers already for other conditions.
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