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Can You Get Your Blood Drawn Anywhere Else Besides The Front Side Of Your Elbow
Yes: Yes there are several other sites for a blood draw and depend on factors such as frequency and volume of blood needed, if there is a catheter already present or if the blood vessels have collapsed due to massive blood loss. Some other sites are upper inner arm, groin, ankle and neck. ...Read more
3 days ago had my blood drawn and my bicep feels like its ripping, burning. What could be wrong? 3 days ago i had 4 tubes of blood drawn out of my arm (where the arm bends in front of the elbow). Nurse took blood from the middle of my arm but the blood
I : I assume you had your blood drawn from the bend in the elbow, known as the antecubital space. The biceps tendon inserts into the forearm bone, the radius. On occasion, the needle can pass thru the front of the vein and then the back of the vein. During the period where the tourniquet is on, when the needle is pulled back (since you cannot get blood when the tip of the needle is thru the vein), then the hole in the back wall of the vein will bleed, but the blood will be contained in the space where the biceps tendon is. Afterwards, this causes pain and swelling. Over the next few days, like any bruise, the blood will break down, causing discoloration around the elbow area. Heating pads applied to the area will speed up the reabsorption of blood. ...Read more
I haven't had and IV nor blood drawn and all of sudden I have a redness and a small red bump in my inner elbow?
See a doctor: Get this examined by somebody who can see it and assess it. ...Read more
I had blood drawn. the lady drew from a deep vein in my elbow crease. Is that normal? Is there any risk of damage or clots? Worry wort
I had blood drawn from my arm and now my arm and elbow is bruised and discolored.. Should I be alarmed?
After the blood drawn for the test near elbow of left arm I had a pain in the arm near elbow & forearms for a days now I see some blood spots on arm?
Bruise: Any puncture wound, whether intentional or accidental, can cause pain and bruising. If it is severe pain, or there is spreading redness and swelling, it may have gotten infected and need treatment. If your pain and bruising is minor, don't fret, and it will go away soon. Getting mild pain and bruising is no sign of poor technique either and it can happen with expertly performed blood draws too. ...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
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
8 days after blood drawn for labs-hard, nickel-sized lump in arm where needle was inserted(inner elbow). Lump is painful/arm aches, is this dangerous?
Needle injury: Sounds like you had bleeding and that caused a hematoma. If it gets red or hot please see your doctor as these could be signs of infection. ...Read more
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