I donated blood about a week ago. They had to keep adjusting the needle while I was donating and my arm hurt when they finished. I let it go because it started to get better after a couple of days. But then it started to get worse again and now it's almost unbearable. It hurts when I use it to pick up anything or when anyone even nudges it. What's going on?
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There is probably inflammation of the blood vessel from which they took blood. You would require a course of antibiotics and anti-inflammatory drugs for this. However please do not take anything without first consulting a doctor.
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OUCH! The catheter needles they use to collect blood are large. I think you have some severe nerve irritation secondary to the blood draw. You should probably have a physician assess the site ASAP because it is not resolving very quickly on its own.
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