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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bruce Jacobs
Specializes in Family Medicine
Your veins run: deep in your arm. They are not superficial. Therefore one must dig to find veins.
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jalal Zuberi
44 years experience Pediatrics
Phlebitis: Inflammation of the vein is referred to as phlebitis and clot formation in the vein is thrombophlebitis, which can be superficial or deep (DVT). IV in ... Read More
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Dr. Donald Colantino
60 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes: The vein could have traumatized during blood drawing and became a problem for subsequent blood drawing accounting for the discomfort. In time this vei ... Read More
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Dr. Ayisha Gani
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Phelebitis: The pain in the site of iv stick more than expected and prolongs more may be sign of local inflammation or infection in the vein. Yes veins get sclero ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Not a problem: Tiny amounts of air are not dangerous. And with today's systems this should not happen.
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jay Bradley
17 years experience LASIK Surgery
Hydration: Drink lots of fluids prior to your blood draw. This should make your blood draw a little easier for you.
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lori Lange
Specializes in Family Medicine
Question?: Yes you can still give blood/get labs done. More information could be given in this question. Consider resubmitting .
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Karen Butler
20 years experience Family Medicine
No: You are fine. You will just always be a difficult person to draw blood from
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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
Blood draws: Yes. Sometimes a bruise will develop. Sometimes a nerve will be bothered. Normal. Watch for hot, red skin if there is a problem.
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Gabor
32 years experience Diagnostic Radiology
You are fine.: A few tiny air bubbles in that situation are common and of no significance.
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A 26-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pierre Moeser
Specializes in Rheumatology
Safe: Almost all blood draw puncture sites stop bleeding in a minute or less. Unless you are still bleeding for some reason, it's perfectly safe to go swimm ... Read More

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