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The other day I got my blood drawn from my inner elbow, right after I experience bruising on my wrist and on top of my hand,is it normal??
Arterial puncture?: This is unusual. Was it an arterial blood draw, e.g. for blood gases" test to check heart of lung problem? If not, I wonder about a mistaken draw from artery instead of a vein. If so, it probably isn't harmful. Still, you might want to see your doctor. If s/he agrees it might have been an arterial puncture by mistake, the person who drew your blood (or his or her supervisor) would want to know. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Have it evaluated: Did you injure the hand or did the swelling and bruising occur without trauma? If any event, you need to have the hand evaluated. ...Read more
Fell on wrist, bruising and some swelling. A week later it really hurts to put weight on it still but nothing else. Initial x Ray showed no fracture. ?
Should be rechecked : X-rays can definitely miss some kinds of fractures, especially initially. The good news is they tend not to be extremely serious fractures, but still can require different treatment. Sprains can also take a long time to heal. Sometimes a wrist mobilizer I can help. If you continue to have problems you should be rechecked ...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
Right-Ulnar Nerve Transposition 9/30/2014. Persistent elbow swelling. Severe pain down forearm to fingers. Swelling & new bruising anterior of wrist.
Talk to your surgeon: talk to the person who performed your surgery. He/she is the appropriate person to contact in this situation, not strangers on the internet. ...Read more
Bruise: You should see your primary care dr. To determine the cause of this. For the first 24 hours, i would ice the effected area to minimize the spread of the bruise. After 48 hours, heat may be applied to allow the blood to disperse about the body. The amount of time it takes to heal is highly variable from person to person. ...Read more