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Nerve damage after a blood draw??

Exactly one week ago i went for a normal blood draw and saw the nurse move the needle while it was still in my vein. I did not feel an electric jolt like most people do when a needle accidentally strikes a nerve but an hour after the appointment my right hand started feeling numb and tingly. A few days later it improved and i thought it was over until it suddenly started again and more painful and is now affecting my other hand and starting in my foot. I wasn’t expecting it to spread does anyone know what’s going on and what I should do?
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I think it's entirely possible. The blood vessels and nerves are interconnected; if they hit a blood vessel/nerve area in just the right manner they could conceivably cause damage.

I had surgery for my thyroid a while back. My left hand had the same issue, precisely where they administered the IV needle
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