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If the needle from a blood test that does not look shiny, does it mean it has been used?

If the needle from a blood test that does not look shiny, does it mean it has been used?

No: Manufacturers use different practices to make the needles. Some are more polished (/="shiny") than others. You should be able to hear plastic seal snapping when cap first removed from needle, or if any concern, ask person who will be drawing blood if needle new or if will change needles. ...Read more

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Done a blood test and the place where the needle entered keeps on bleeding, I pressed down many tissues on it and it keeps on bleeding, what to do?

Pressure: Take a wad of gauze and hold continuous firm pressure for 20 minutes without looking or stopping. If it is still bleeding seek care immediately at your doctors office or clinic. ...Read more

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What to do if I have to get a blood test but severe needle phobia?

What to do if I have to get a blood test but severe needle phobia?

Let the lab know: Before hand. Breath in slowly & deeply through your nostrils. Fill your lungs with air (but not to the point of discomfort). Hold for a count of five then slowly begin to exhale through an open mouth. Repeat at least 12 times, longer if you need to. If you haven't been assessed for your phobia- that would be prudent. Anxiety is no fun BUT it is treatable. ...Read more

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Got pins and needles and prickly sensations all over had this for two months blood test done all ok what could it be?

Got pins and needles and prickly sensations all over had this for two months blood test done all ok what could it be?

Depends which tests: No specific problem comes to mind but blood work could help rule certain things in or out along with a thorough medical examination. Before, completely believing that "blood test done all ok" is actually accurate can you specify which tests were done and exactly what the results were? Also, tell us if your symptoms are concentrated in certain parts of the body as opposed to "all over? ". ...Read more

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Why does everything require a blood test? There has to be a way of diagnosing someone without one, seriously I have a severe phobia of needles!

Why does everything require a blood test? There has to be a way of diagnosing someone without one, seriously I have a severe phobia of needles!

Testing venous blood: While not everything requires a blood test, lab testing is the backbone of modern medicine and blood is the most common, useful and cost effective sample to test. There are some tests than can be done with a finger stick, but those devices are less reliable and limited than testings that uses blood from a vein. Good blood drawing technique can make it easier for even the most phobic patients. ...Read more

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Hey I need se blood test and have chickend out 2 times all ready how do I get over a phobia of needles?

Hey I need se blood test and have chickend out 2 times all ready how do I get over a phobia of needles?

Triazolam: Anti-anxiety medication like Triazolam can especially help those patients who fear fainting during a shot or injection. ...Read more

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I've got a huge phobia of needles but want to be tested for diabetes. Is there any other way then having a blood test?

I've got a huge phobia of needles but want to be tested for diabetes. Is there any other way then having a blood test?

CBT: Seek a cognitive-behavioral therapist who specializes in phobias. One method they use is systematic desensitization which slowly and incrementally brings the person closer and closer to the thing they are afraid of in slow, graduated steps that help make the anxiety more tolerable. ...Read more

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I have an extreme phobia of needles and need a blood test. Could I hyperventilate to pass out while they draw the blood?

I have an extreme phobia of needles and need a blood test. Could I hyperventilate to pass out while they draw the blood?

You don't need to: Pass out or hyperventilate there R tech that can work fairly quickly. Cognitive behavioral therapy using progressive desensitization (learning 2relax ; then imagining the phobic event from least 2most anxiety provoking image while relaxed. I usually do this using hypnosis as a relaxation technique, but u can use other relaxation methods. Find a therapist ; U will b able 2get relief fairly quickly. ...Read more

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I had a blood test, I feel sore at place where needle came out, this pain comes & go, also I feel mild pain when I touch, is this sore normal?

I had a blood test, I feel sore at place where needle came out, this pain comes & go, also I feel mild pain when I touch, is this sore normal?

Probably: Related to inflammation of the blood vessel in the area of the blood draw. Your may want to try warm packs every couple of hours or so. If you have redness, progressive pain, swelling in the area, you'll want a doctor to see the area, just to make sure there isn't an evolving infection though this is uncommon with blood draws. ...Read more

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I have a needle phobia but need a blood test every six months due to my hypothyroidism, is this something that will go on throughout my life?

I have a needle phobia but need a blood test every six months due to my hypothyroidism, is this something that will go on throughout my life?

Phobia therpy: Your is a fairly common phobia. Psychotherapists w/ a solid phobia skill set will be able to help you resolve it. You'd need to cooperate and it will take some courage but you'd get lots of support and perhaps even medication for the tough spots. Many have succeeded, you can too! An extra benefit is that any other problems you have can be helped too. It's a good deal! ...Read more

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Middle way on forearm is painful when strength arm & feel a bump under skin. 2weeks after blood test which hurt lots after needle was removed.

Middle way on forearm is painful when strength arm & feel a bump under skin. 2weeks after blood test which hurt lots after needle was removed.

Likely from a: Bruised vein and blood that oozed out from the vein causing swelling or hematoma. U may apply warm packs and take tylenol (acetaminophen) for discomfort. Don't worry, be happy! ...Read more

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I make a blood test on 3 july 2014 after two day area below and upper the vein where needle inserted become some reddish and arm has pain please?

I make a blood test on 3 july 2014 after two day area below and upper the vein where needle inserted become some reddish and arm has pain please?

It sounds like you: Have a phlebitis or inflammation around the needle stick. It could be infected. You should get it checked out. It might just be red and hard and go away with hot packs which you can start now by placing a warm compress over it a few times a day. The hardness can last for a while but it should not be red and hurt so much. Get it checked. ...Read more

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I had a blood test 2 weeks ago, they had huge issues getting any blood so they had to change needles but they used the same vein. I noticed since then I have a lump in the same spot and it's painful?

I had a blood test 2 weeks ago, they had huge issues getting any blood so they had to change needles but they used the same vein. I noticed since then I have a lump in the same spot and it's painful?

Trauma: It's okay to use the same vein. However, they traumatized the vein causing a small clot to form. You can use warm compresses and watch for signs of redness. If you are able to take Aspirin that will also help. Unfortunately, this is a complication of phebotomy. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Is the HIV rapid blood test (finger prick) just as accurate as the standard "needle-in-arm" blood test?

Is the HIV rapid blood test (finger prick) just as accurate as the standard "needle-in-arm" blood test?

Rapid HIV testing: Yes. But, remember like the other routine HIV antibody tests, the window of certainty is three to six months after the exposure. If you have a high risk exposure there is other testing that is more accurate early on. In fact accurate from 21 days post exposure. ...Read more

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I always get arm pain after IV or blood test sometimes bruise regardless of where the needle was. Should I be concerned?

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

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I have incredible fear of needles (I hyperventilate), I know does not hurt. Dr wants to run Cortisol blood test. Will my fear increase Cortisol lvl?

I have incredible fear of needles (I hyperventilate), I know does not hurt. Dr wants to run Cortisol blood test. Will my fear increase Cortisol lvl?

CBT for some works: In contrast to other forms of psychotherapy, cognitive therapy is usually more focused on the present, more time-limited, and more problem-solving oriented. In addition, patients learn specific skills that they can use for the rest of their lives. These skills involve identifying distorted thinking, modifying beliefs, relating to others in different ways, and changing behaviors. ...Read more

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Going for blood test this week to test for lupus and jra. Severe needle and blood phobia. Is there something I can take beforehand to calm down? Scared

Going for blood test this week to test for lupus and jra. Severe needle and blood phobia. Is there something I can take beforehand to calm down? Scared

Ask your doc: For one tablet of xanax (alprazolam). 5 mg to 1.0 mg depending on your size to be taken 45 min before the blood draw. Have someone drive you there and back. Best wishes. Long term think of seeing a psychologist to overcome the phobia. ...Read more

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Severe needle phobia. Going in for a blood test. Draw blood from my leg instead of arm? Idk why but I associate needles with arms and I get more scared

Severe needle phobia. Going in for a blood test. Draw blood from my leg instead of arm? Idk why but I associate needles with arms and I get more scared

Needle phobia: It's possible to recover from needle phobia through cognitive behavioral therapy with a skilled psychologist. Drawing blood from your leg could be done, but may be more complicated for you. I suggest consulting a psychologist so you can overcome your fear rather than giving in to it. ...Read more

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I got a blood test a couple of days ago and now my arm has turned red from the elbow to the wrist. The spot where the needle was inserted is very touchy.

I got a blood test a couple of days ago and now my arm has turned red from the elbow to the wrist. The spot where the needle was inserted is very touchy.

Any: Any time a patient has penetration of the skin, there can be risk of infection or other problems. When a needle penetrates the skin, bacteria can be disrupted, causing infection. Bleeding and bruising can also occur, making the skin appear darker red. If a patient has redness or concerns of infection then they should be evaluated for possible infection. It would be reasonable for a patient in that circumstance to call the doctors office who performed the test and inform them of the issue. ...Read more

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I had a blood test a few weeks ago and since then I have experienced a dead arm feeling, pins and needles, and now sore fingers. Should I be worried?

I had a blood test a few weeks ago and since then I have experienced a dead arm feeling, pins and needles, and now sore fingers. Should I be worried?

Not necessarily: Feeling pins and needles in the arm can be due to many different causes with the most likely being some compression of the nerves in the shoulder or arm from putting pressure onto the shoulder, elbow, or wrist. The procedure of having a blood test by itself should not cause these symptoms. If your symptoms continue and are not being relieved then please see a neurologist for a full neuro exam. ...Read more

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1 day late on my period blood test said no. Boobs are really sore some cramping. Needle like pain in boobs and belly. Could I be pregnant and it earl?

1 day late on my period blood test said no. Boobs are really sore some cramping. Needle like pain in boobs and belly. Could I be pregnant and it earl?

Could be: Blood test is usually positive a day after a missed period. It would be useful to repeat the blood test in 4-5 days. Or you could do a home test and if it is negative repeat in 4-5 days unless you get a period by then. Use first morning urine and follow the instructions for the test carefully.
If you do not wish to be pregnant, use contraception all the time, every time. You may consider implanted contraceptive, or IUD.
Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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How do I read my blood test?

How do I read my blood test?

The most important: Numbers are the WBC white blood count the HGB hemoglobin and PLT platelets. Also the numbers of neuts and lymphs are important which are types of whites. ...Read more

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What can a blood test show dr?

What can a blood test show dr?

A lot: Blood tests are usually done for specific reasons. Some may help make a diagnosis and other help to exclude the condition being entertained by the doctor. ...Read more

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What does tc blood test mean?

What does tc blood test mean?

"Total Cholesterol": Medicine has many acronyms. This one is probably "total cholesterol" but could stand for other things. ...Read more

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How can I request a blood test?

How can I request a blood test?

Blood tests: Blood tests must be ordered by a healthcare provider. You would need to see one in order to have any type of blood testing. ...Read more

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What does a vap blood test show?

What does a vap blood test show?

Blood lipids: In the so called "vap" LDL is measured directly and not calculated from total cholesterol, HDL and triglycerides. However, if your triglycerides are below 400, it does not add value. I would suggest that you stick to a usual fasting blood lipid profile and follow your doctor's advice. ...Read more

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Could getting a blood test hurt?

Could getting a blood test hurt?

It always hurts: At least a little bit. If it is very painful, there may have been an aberrant nerve twig where the needle went. It's largely dumb luck. Be brave, and think about the benefits of the test to you and those who love you. ...Read more

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Could it hurt to get a blood test?

A little: Blood test involves inserting a needle into a vein to get blood and there is a little pain from the needle stick. It is usually temporary. In about 1% of cases a bruise may form at the site of the puncture. The risk can be minimized by keeping pressure on the puncture site for a few minutes. ...Read more

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Does tabacco show in a blood test?

Yes: Presence of nicotine metabolites can be detected in blood. However, routine blood tests do not examine for these chemicals. ...Read more

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What does a PFA blood test measure?

What does a PFA blood test measure?

Platelet function: This test has essentially replaced bleeding time as a test of ability to stop bleeding after injury. You may consult this site for info on this topic:
http://practical-haemostasis. Com/Platelets/platelet_function_testing_pfa100.html
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Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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Which things can a blood test show?

Many: If depends on the test done. There are thousands of different blood tests that look for different entities. See this site for more info.
http://www. Hopkinsmedicine. Org/healthlibrary/test_procedures/cardiovascular/blood_test_135, 49/. ...Read more

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What is general blood test look for?

Unclear question: There are thousands of blood tests and the choice depends on the issue or suspected disease. Screening blood tests commonly test for hemoglobin and blood cell counts, electrolytes, lipids, and functions of liver, kidney and thyroid. ...Read more