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Blood Bruises On Arm
Bruises, or ecchymoses, are a discoloration and tenderness of the skin or mucous membranes due to the leakage of blood from an injured blood vessel into the tissues. Pupura refers to bruising as the result of a disease condition. A very small bruise is called a petechia. These often appear as many tiny red dots clustered together, and could ...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Bruise: The blood vessel is punctured when blood is withdrawn during a blood test.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
They drew my blood from my arm now it's red where she did and all around it with a bruise it this normal?
Yes: Sometimes the blood leaks from the vein into the surrounding tissues and causes the bruise. ...Read more
It called a hematoma: Its called a hematoma where blood has leaked into the tissues. It should resolve with time. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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?
See doctor: You should see your doctor, as a hematoma/bruise should not be hurting 10 days after a blood draw. You should contact the facility where you had the blood drawn. ...Read more
Got blood taken 5 days ago and area still is sore like its bruised but no black n blue marks or anything when i bend arm it hurts is that normal?
This is possible.: Sometimes one can have pain for several days following a routine blood draw. Really hard to say exactly what causes this, but it is not generally related to bad technique on the part of the technician. ...Read more
I had blood drawn from my arm and now my arm and elbow is bruised and discolored. Should i be alarmed?
Depends: After a blood draw, if there is slight bleeding underneath the skin, this creates the bruise. If enough pressure is placed after a blood draw, there should not be much bruising. If it is a small bruise, there should be no reason for alarm. It usually resolves within a week. If the bruise is large (extends farther from the are of the blood draw) and causes pain, seek medical attention. ...Read more
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