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Question: Plebotomy/venipuncture injury...what next?

 Yukenna - Sun Sep 30, 2007 3:47 pm

Age: 21
Sex: Female
Past Diagnoses: have been relatively healthy my whole life
Surgeries: none
Family History: none...this isn't a genetics problem, I am sure of it.
Medications: None, but I am taking regular rounds of ibuprofen

The Problem:On Wednesday, Sept. 26, I went to give blood at a Bonfils drive hosted at my University. However, when they stuck me, no blood came out, and I had an immediate stab with a simultaneous jolt that ran down my arm. I knew they hit a nerve, and I told them to get the thing out of me.

Now, it's 3 days later. I still get jolts down my arm, especially when I try to extend it too far or accidentally touch the site of punture. It hurts only slightly to type. I also feels like the nerve is very's hard to explain.

Now, my question is: Does this sound serious? Should I have this looked at, or can my body fix it on its own? What are the possible outcomes of this injury in the long run?

Thank you for your time!
 Dr. Chan Lowe - Sun Sep 30, 2007 7:32 pm

User avatar Hi Yukenna,

It is likely that this pain will slowly get better on its own. Using anti-inflammatories such as ibuprofen can help some. If the pain is not improving over the next day or two I would recommend you see your doctor.

Best wishes.


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