A member 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?

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Dr. Jovita Anyanwu answered

Specializes in Internal Medicine

May occur with blood draw. application of ice and analgesic will reduce the pain. The bruise may last a few more days

Answered Oct 11, 2014

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Dr. Stephen Southard answered

Specializes in Internal Medicine

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.

Answered Sep 29, 2016

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Dr. Laura Anissian answered

Specializes in Internal Medicine

No, just a local reaction. It will heal. Some tylenol (acetaminophen) for pain will help.

Answered Sep 29, 2016

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