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Forum Name: Neurology Topics
|Yukenna - Sun Sep 30, 2007 3:47 pm||
Past Diagnoses: have been relatively healthy my whole life
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 tight...it'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||
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.
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