A 23-year-old male asked:
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i got bad bruising on my arm where they took blood, how long will it take to go away?

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Dr. Donald Alves
23 years experience Emergency Medicine
Same as elsewhere...: Usually 10-14 days to completely resolve. You can hasten this process after about 3 days from the needle stick by using warm compresses to facilitate circulation and resorption of the bruise.
Answered on Feb 23, 2016

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