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Can t find vein draw blood

A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 50 years experience
Keeping the tourniquet for longer than a minute or so can make the blood look darker. If the results of blood tests are okay, do not be concerned abou... Read More
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.
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jalal Zuberi
Pediatrics 46 years experience
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
Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 62 years experience
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
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
A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
Neurology 53 years experience
The standard approach, for several decades, has been to draw blood from a vein. Blood for an artery is best to determine oxygen and carbon dioxide le... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 45 years experience
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
Cornea, Cataract, & Refractive (LASIK & PRK) Surgery 19 years experience
Hydration: Drink lots of fluids prior to your blood draw. This should make your blood draw a little easier for you.
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
General Practice 29 years experience
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.
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 47 years experience
If the technician cannot get the blood to flow into the needle fast enough it will clot & block further blood flow. It's not that you are too clot... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Gabor
Diagnostic Radiology 34 years experience
You are fine.: A few tiny air bubbles in that situation are common and of no significance.
A 26-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 50 years experience
See below: HIV is not transmitted through urine. Visit this site for information on HIV transmission: https://www.cdc.gov/hiv/basics/transmission.html Wish you g... Read More