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I had blood drawn friday and they hit a nerve. I now have

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i had blood drawn friday and they hit a nerve. I now have tingling in my forearm and thumb and an electrical shock pain when I outstretch my arm. Is there anything that can be done? can this heal or is this permanent. what kind of treatment? I don't know whether to use it or imobilize it
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Doctor Marcus replied 7 years ago.
Greetings. There is no treatment for this. If the pain gets worse when you stretch out your arm, it might be a good idea to use a sling to rest your arm for the next several days until it gets better. You might talk to your doctor about a medication called neurontin to treat the nerve-related discomfort until the nerve starts to heal up.
Customer: replied 7 years ago.
will this heal or is it permanent
Expert:  Doctor Marcus replied 7 years ago.
This should heal on its own, but might take several weeks to do so.
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