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how long should a bruise from having blood drawn from my arm last?

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Dr. Aruna Seneviratne
25 years experience Sports Medicine
10 days: Usually a bruise resolves in 7 to 10 days. It will change color from blue to green to yellow as it revolves.
Answered on Jul 11, 2018
Dr. Tsu-Yi Chuang
49 years experience Dermatology
Depends: Usually 1~2 weeks. But for elders and someones taking blood-thinning meds including aspirin, it may last longer.
Answered on Jul 11, 2018
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Dr. Michael Sparacino
36 years experience Family Medicine
7-10 days: Bruises usually last 7-10 days and turn different colors as the bilirubin is metabolized.
Answered on Jul 11, 2018

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It called a hematoma: Its called a hematoma where blood has leaked into the tissues. It should resolve with time.

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