Re: Donating Blood - Nerve Damage
It's likkely that the nurse hit a nerve, causing it to become inflamed and, now painful. Your discomfort should start to resolve within a week or two. I doubt very much that you will have permanent damage. Take some Ibuprofen (if you aren't allergic to it). If your symptoms worsen, see your doctor. Avoid future draws with that particular nurse. Some are so good at it that you can't even feel the needle at all. Love those!