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A 35-year-old female asked:

Is it normal to have a 4"x2.5" bruise after a blood test, for it to take 2.5 weeks to fade and leave a slight scar? just due to not putting pressure?

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Dr. Bradford Romans
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Internal Medicine 39 years experience
Yes: A bruise is common after a blood draw and can be from inadequate pressure.It can take over a week to go away and should not scar.
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