A 28-year-old female asked:
Would it be normal for swelling to initially decrease from a punctured blood vessel and then come back with increased tenderness?
1 doctor answer • 1 doctor weighed in
Internal Medicine 11 years experience
Possibly: I assume you had blood drawn recently? Increased tenderness after a blood draw may be indicative of "phlebitis" or inflammation of the punctured blood vessel. This condition usually abates but sometimes can be indicative of an infection. See a doctor if your symptoms persist.
4k viewsAnswered >2 years ago
Last updated Jun 22, 2014
Connect with a U.S. board-certified doctor by text or video anytime, anywhere.
24/7 visits - just $39!
50% off with $15/month membership
Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.