Just wanted to have some folks weigh in on this. On Monday, I had my blood drawn at my regular Doc’s office for a Bart test and a CBC. I usually only feel pain when the needle first goes in, but this one was painful and uncomfortable the whole time. Not awful (no tingling or “electric shock” feeling that I can recall) but it sure hurt worse than normal. It didn’t bleed any more after I took the bandage off and I thought no more of it. It was fine the next day (Tuesday).
However, it’s now Thursday, and I’m feeling a dull pain in my arm and it feels a bit weak. No tingling or numbness, but it definitely hurts. Also, when I stretch it, the site where the needle stick was feels tight, like someone is tugging on it almost. I’ve NEVER had an issue like this before so I’m a little concerned.
Is this normal or should I be concerned about permanent damage?
Thanks so much for any and all feedback!