The Left Shoulder Feels Pain Continuously After The Blood Donation?
Good afternoon … I want to ask 2 months ago I did the 7th blood donation … u003cbr u003e6 times I was in the right hand .. u003cbr u003edan 2 months ago I was a donor in hand left. u003cbr u003 After donating my hand turning blue around the needle marks. u003cbr u003 pain in the arm to the left shoulder. u003cbr u003Because I was confused by this incident I asked friends who served as midwives and nurses about the condition. and he said it was okay because the blood vessel was torn, then it also got better on its own, and 2 weeks from the blood donor, it was true that the bruising and the blueness was gone … THERE IS ALSO A LOT OF DROPPED, LIKE USED BACKGROUND, NOT SICK, JUST CLEAR … u003cbr u003 beg for enlightenment …. u003cbr u003 thanks ……………
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The event you are experiencing is likely caused by thrombophlebitis. Thrombophlebitis is a condition where there is inflammation of the veins due to the formation of blood clots that clog the blood vessels. Thrombophlebitis in a case like yours is included in superficial thrombophlebitis which often occurs due to broken blood vessels, for example due to a puncture of a blood donor needle or an IV needle.
Superficial thrombophlebitis can give symptoms such as swelling, redness, burning sensation, and pain in the area where the needle is punctured. These symptoms can last for about 2-4 weeks, depending on the severity of the damage and blockage. Superficial thrombophlebitis itself is actually very rare to cause long-term complications. However, in some (very rare) cases, blood clots can form traveling to a more proximal vein area (closer to the heart, in your case from the vein in the elbow area to the shoulder area) and cause inflammation in the larger vein. this (causing a condition known as deep vein thrombosis).
Seeing that the symptoms you are experiencing have lasted for about 2 months, it's a good idea to have yourself checked out by a specialist in internal medicine. The doctor can perform certain tests to see if there is a possibility of blockage in the blood vessels, for example blood tests and clotting factors, Doppler ultrasound, etc.
In the meantime, you can take painkillers to deal with the pain that occurs, compress the painful area with a warm compress, do your activities as usual, but don't push yourself too much.
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