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A female asked:

I had a blood draw today and now have about a 2 inch bruise running along the vein. sore to the touch. should i worry?

3 doctor answers6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
Internal Medicine 31 years experience
Bruise and swelling: May occur with blood draw. application of ice and analgesic will reduce the pain. The bruise may last a few more days
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Dr. Stephen Southard
Internal Medicine 16 years experience
Not likely: anything concerning. It's like just a hematoma/bruise after phlebotomy. This isn't uncommon after a blood draw. Consider placing an ice pack over the area to help prevent it from progressing.
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Dr. Laura Anissian
Internal Medicine 22 years experience
No: No, just a local reaction. It will heal. Some tylenol (acetaminophen) for pain will help.
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Last updated Sep 29, 2016
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