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How Long Should Bruising Last After Having A Blood Test Taken
About one week.: Bruises/hematomas are caused by a ruptture of underlying blood vesses with subsequent release of blood contents. This often happens during blood tests. It takes about 7 days to clear this from the tissue. ...Read more
How long should bruising last after having a blood test taken and why have I developed bruising all around my elbow on the same arm and behind the knee of the same side of the body?
See primary M.D.: Bruising at puncture sight from needle is very common and clears out in about a week. However having bleeding around elbow and knee is bothersome, You should go and see your primary doctor. After checking you out, he may need to do some more blood tests to rule out any bleeding disorder. ...Read more
Bruise: The blood vessel is punctured when blood is withdrawn during a blood test. If the vessel is not compressed long enough, blood will leak out of the vessel giving a bruise. Holding direct pressure with a cotton ball for 10 or 15 minutes is usually enough. However if a person is on platlet inhibitors such as asprin longer might be necessary. ...Read more
See below: A small number of normal people get a bruise after blood draw and vast majority of these resolve without any serious consequences. Is the bruise stable? If it is growing, contact your doctor. If it is not growing, has no redness beyond the bruise and is not painful, you may leave it alone and it will resolve. It may go through a change of colors like brown, greenish-blue and yellow. ...Read more
See below: It's not normal, but it is fairly common. ...Read more
Been bruising for awhile now hermatologist did all blood test and they are all normal can stress be a cause?
? Bruising?: If there has been no trauma you have to find out why you are bruising. There are screening tests for numbers of cells but then there are questions about the functionality of the cells. It is NOT normal to be bruising frequently. When a doctor says everything is normal in that situation he is saying everything that I looked for is OK and now you how to look further. Go to Univ. Med. Center near u. ...Read more
I have been finding random bruises all over my body, some have been big. I had blood test and everything was fine. But I feel like something is wrong?
Depends on test: Some people bruise easier than others, but you should be evaluated to make sure your blood clots normally. If they checked your liver function along with a PTT and a PT/INR and those all came back normal, THEN I'd be less concerned, but you should work with your doctor to find out what is happening until your doctor says he/she believes everything is fine and you need no further testing. ...Read more
Bruises in legs CBC blood test normal, s.g.p.t normal, s.g.o.t normal what is the cause of these bruises?
Hi, it seems your CBC and liver function test are normal but how's your PT/PTT (coagulation tests), why are you taking Leflunomide and Sulfasalazine, inflammatory bowel dx? Leflunomide can cause low platelet which could lead to easy bruising,
R u taking any Aspirin, Ibuprofen?
Also you are on Steroid which can make the skin thin and causes rupture of small vessels under skin with slight trauma. ...Read more
I had a blood test a week ago that left a small bruise, which is now large/dark purple and spreading up arm. Could there be something wrong?
Yes, if the arm is hot: To touch, and you have swelling, and see streaks of bruising going up the arm. Then you have to go immediately in the ER. If it is not hot to the touch, and no swelling or pain, then you need to call your doctor as soon as possible to be seen by her/him, and notify the lab that you are experiencing this too. That has to be documented by the lab manager. Blood thinners or low platelets can do this2 ...Read more
Post to a blood test, the skin of the area got darken. Next day there was a blood mark under the skin (bruise). It got widen next day. Today is day4?
Likely OK,,,: It usually takes about 1-2 weeks for an injury, even a needle stick, to heal fully. If you are still worried, see your doctor for an exam and the results of your blood test. Good luck. ...Read more
I always get arm pain after IV or blood test sometimes bruise regardless of where the needle was. Should I be concerned?
It depends: Whether you should be concerned depends on how big the bruise is and whether you have any problems with your blood clotting factors. If you are worried you could get your blood checked to make sure you don't have a problem that would you have a tendency towards bleeding easily. ...Read more
Would a week old bruise effect a d dimer blood test? They took blood a week ago that left a big bruise. Getting blood drawn tomorrow for ddimer
1yr old has bruise on leg bloods came back platlelet 90 neutrophils 0.7 why are the requesting second blood test?
Confirmation: The numbers you give are not very helpful but platelets of 90 (thousand) are on the low side. What. 7 neuts refers to is confusing. You repeat a test to see if the initial test was wrong, the levels change or to define the problem more clearly. Low platelets could be a technical glitch, a problem with production or excessive destruction. Further testing narrows your search. ...Read more
Had blood test wk ago. Large bruise came up on forearm + elbow, now have tender limp inside of elbow where I guess blood was taken. Do I need the dr?
Hematoma: Some of the blood apparently escaped from the vein into the surrounding tissue when blood was withdrawn for testing. This happens sometimes but should be small and should slowly resolve (it first looks like a bluish bruise then turns brownish and finally over few days it becomes firm and eventually resolves. Call dr if it becomes infected (turns red, hot and painful) ...Read more
Not often but sometimes I wake up with random bruising and have no trauma or injury to the part of my body that has been bruised. Blood test??
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?
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. ...Read more
Blood test on my arm she used a vein I never see them use, it hurt more this time and have purple bruise around area, not hurt, 3 days I need to worry?
No: This sounds like a normal although somewhat painful phlebotomy. If the pain and bruising persist, see your doctor. ...Read more
Bruising on legs and thighs and all blood test normal saw hermatologist I don't know what to do now any help? : (
Coagulation studies: Make sure that you have had the appropriate coagulation studies performed. Do you have family history of easy bruising? If your coagulation studies are normal, than aspirin or even ibuprofen usage can cause ecchymosis (bruising). If you aren't taking any medications that cause prolonged bleeding time and all coagulation a studies are normal, then be assured that you are fine and healthy. ...Read more
Get horrible bruise like feelings on scalp if I tie up my hair, even loosely. Hair is falling a lot. Oilier scalp now. Blood test showed normal testost?
Been bruising for awhile now on my legs and thighs saw hermatologist and they said all blood test were normal could stress be the cause?
I have an achy feeling in my ribs and back. My CT scan and blood test came back clear. But, today I have a small bruise on chest. What could it be?
Trauma?: Did you do something that may have caused the bruise even a couple of days before? If you cannot remember anything, consider an episode of particularly violent coughing. If none of these seem to ring a bell, you may have a bleeding disorder or a sensitivity to the ibuprofen. Ibuprofen can cause an increase in the bleeding time and make it easy for you to bruise. If it worsens see a doctor. ...Read more
Can Folic Acid Anemia cause bruising? What is the most accurate blood test to check for Folate (folic acid) anemia?
No bruising.: Anemia due to folate (folic acid) or vitamin B12 deficiency is easy to diagnosed by examining the appearance of blood cells under microscope (megaloblastic or large cell type) and measuring the level of those chemicals in the blood (test: serum folate (folic acid)). Bruising is not associated with this type of anemia ...Read more
I have been waking up with bruises on my legs, hips and bum. Got a blood test done and everything came back normal. This has been happening for a month?
Coagulopathy?: A twenties female complaining of waking up with buttock, leg, and hip bruises has an unusual problem. Blood tests should include studies for predisposition to ecchymoses, a doctor name for bruises ; for inability of blood to clot normally. Signs of bruising suggest the person might be having restless sleep with much tossing, turning, and possibly even unconscious leg kicking. ...Read more
Bruises on thighs, legs calfs appear too often did blood test cbc, paletes normal Dr wants to do cortisol test can low or high cortisol cause bruise?
Yes, but...: High cortisol levels, or taking corticosteroid medication causes thinning of the skin and fragile skin vessels that predispose to bruising. Thre are usually other signs of cortisol excess. Other causes are abnormal platelet function, clotting factor deficiency, kidney or liver disease, and medications. Sometimes bruising limited to the legs is not a sign of any disease or condition. ...Read more
4 inch red/purple Bruising down along wrist two days after arterial blood test. Played football yesterday. Worried I have done serious damage?
Arterial blood test: The bruising is most likely from the blood test itself. There is almost always some bleeding at the site of an arterial stick for blood. Playing football did not do any additional damage. ...Read more
Clear blood test at er for chest tightness. Out of town noticed round bruise on shin with raised clear center. Feels like sciatica. Clot?
Abomen pain shortness breathe CT scan xray blood test done doc say all normal still sharp pains and exccessive bruising help?
Always bruises on lower leg. Blood test normal cortisol slightly high now I have bruise on my left eye no injury still bruise on legs too what. Cause?
Bruising: I think it is time for your doctor to refer you to a Hematologist. ...Read more
Please help! High platelet count, high luehocytes, no anemia, normal luekemia blood test. Very weak, tired a lot. Bruise easily. Very inflamed chest.?
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