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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?

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Dr. Patrick Kohlitz
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.

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Last updated Jun 22, 2014

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