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Blood Bruises On Arm
Bruise: The blood vessel is punctured when blood is withdrawn during a blood test.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 moreGet help from a doctor now ›
They drew my blood from my arm now it's red where she did and all around it with a bruise it this normal?
I had blood drawn from my arm and now my arm and elbow is bruised and discolored.. Should I be alarmed?
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 moreGet help from a doctor now ›
Gave blood over four weeks ago. When drawn, my arm was shaking almost uncontrollably. It bruised dark purple, now gone, but still hurts. Go see dr?
Minor injury: The shaking of your hand probably caused the needle to pierce and traumatize the vein and tissue. This caused a hematoma (the discoloration). You also may have traumatized a small nerve or caused a mechanical phlebitis ( inflammation of a vein). This could account for the pain. Lastly there is rare neurologic condition called rsd that can can occur from minor injuries. This in unlikely. ...Read moreGet help from a doctor now ›
I had blood drawn from my arm 10 days ago. The nurse didn't miss, but I still have a bruise that is 10 CM in length and is getting more painful?
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