A 34-year-old male asked:

I had blood drawn and when the needle was inside my vein in the arm i cloud see some blood leaking from the needle entry point, is this normal?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology 54 years experience
Common: Needle entry for blood drawing depends upon the surrounding tissue to seal off the blood flow so it only goes into the needle. Unfortunately this is imperfect and frequently there will be leakage into the adjacent tissue. This is usually a tiny amount, and harmless although it might leave a short term tissue stain until your body absorbs the blood.
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