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A 64-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jared Adams
11 years experience General Practice
Just...: A bruise and good karma.
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Dr. Joseph Fay
49 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Transient fatigue: Transient fatigue, tenderness or bruising at the needle puncture site--generally none that are significant or long lasting.
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Dr. Stephen Rodrigues
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Sometimes.: I give blood 3-4 times a year and will get a quarter to half dollar sized bruise once a year. Why? Shifting in the needle or a tricky stick can do it. ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hamidreza Sanatinia
26 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Sometimes!: When you request to donate your blood, blood bank services first checks your blood count to make sure you are not anemic. Donating blood will cause y ... Read More
Dr. Michael Engel
20 years experience Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
Blood donation....: By definition, is a source of blood loss, and its impact depends on your hematocrit (hct) at the start of donation and how much is removed. Assuming y ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Benjamin Lerner
19 years experience Vascular Surgery
No: Assuming proper technique is followed, there is no risk of getting HIV from blood donation.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
27 years experience Internal Medicine
Many reasons: Infection, anemia, transmissible disease, some genetic disease, cancer.
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
53 years experience Infectious Disease
It's OK, but...: ...why are you taking iron? If it's because you have been diagnosed with iron-deficiency anemia (or probably any kind of anemia), you may not be suita ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Rasak
33 years experience Cardiology
A few: Sometimes being cold or dehydrated can do this.
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Dr. John Despain
37 years experience Dermatology
Bruise: If not painful or rapidly expanding a post phlebotomy bruise is harmless. If it is problematic have the facility that pork your blood look at it.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Rubenstein
45 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Bleeding or clot: There are 2 possible answers. If blood leaked out from the site of the needle stick, a hematoma (extravasated blood) could collect and cause are swel ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Alves
24 years experience Emergency Medicine
Usually next day OK: The phlebotomist / nurse will instruct you as you are being bandaged at the end of the process to avoid tobacco for a few hours, alcohol for the day, ... Read More

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