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severe buising and pain after thyroid blood test

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • December 15, 2009
  • 08:52 PM

i had a blood test for thyroid problems over a week ago , admittedly im petrified of needles and jumped when she inserted it into my arm to draw blood , the nurse snapped at me making me feel worse ,it didnt really bleeed when the needle was taken out and was sent on my way ,feeling sore and in pain but i just thought ohh it will go in a few minutes .I returned home an couldnt get my arm out of my jacket i was in so much pain ,when i finally did i looked at my arm which now looked like the humps on a camels back 3 of them , 1 above , 1 below and 1 at site of injection ,i had never seen anything like it and was worried ,i rang nurse back who just said take pain killers for pain ,which i did ,when i got up next morning the pain was worse but swelling seemed to have gone down a little ,the lumps had evened out more so was just one swelling all around my arm and elbow and was going black , this has carried on over a week and today i had to carry some shopping in my arms , the bruising was starting to look better but tonight is black again and painful not only bottom of my arm but the top aswell and feels really heavy , can anyone help with this please x

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