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Hematoma After Blood Draw
Yes: May see bleeding up to 6 weeks after surgery. ...Read more
Common: This occurs relatively commonly. If limited and otherwise does not hinder voiding, a watch and wait approach is reasonable. If not, call your doctor. ...Read more
While giving blood sample nurse injected the syringe & couldn't draw blood from vein she pumped back some air is it dangerous? no symptoms seen help?
You are fine.: A few tiny air bubbles in that situation are common and of no significance. ...Read more
Blood draw.: Blood is drawn from superficial veins and some are deeper than others. Only in emergent situations would blood be drawn from a deep vein and then only in a hospital by a physician. From what you say, the blood was drawn from a superficial vein which may have been deeper than the usual veins. The chance of developing a DVT from this is practically zero. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Massive transfusion.: You were probably transfused with a lot of blood without the time to properly crossmatch it. Although blood units that are donated are typed, screened, and checked for infection, not all infections are always readily apparent. Since this was an emergency and a lot of units might have been given, infection risk goes up, especially if units were not crossmatched yet. ...Read more
Had a ultrasound was negative for blood clot and blood test found no clot pain in calve still blood clot?
I had blood drawn in same spot 3 times in 2 weeks. Arm is achey a few days after last draw. Shooting pain up from draw sight. Looks normal. Bloodclot?
Pain in arm after: In sticking in the needle the person who did it possibly damaged some underlying structures or caused some blood to leak and the leak, even though small, may be compressing some underlying structures. If you do need further draws soon, tell the person to draw it on the other side or from a different site. And talk to your doc about it today! ...Read more
Depends: It depends if the vessel is an artery or a vein, the size of the vessel, collateral circulation, co-existing illnesses etc. Blood clot in a vein can travel to lung and cause lung infarction. Clot in an artery may damage the tissue/organ supplied by that artery. Heart attack is one example of clot in an artery. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more
Why might blood drawn for a blood draw be bright cherry red? All 3 of my kids drawn this wkend. 2 usual dark red, 1 bright cherry red-usually blackish
Hard to tell: No diagnosis can be made just on the basis of the looks of blood itself. Usually venous blood is darker than arterial as it contains less oxygen, but your kids had venous and not arterial blood drawn. If there was accidental arterial penetration, then cherry colored, bright red blood could be obtained, but that should have been reported if occurred. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hematoma in arm from blood withdrawal . Still have a lump under skin 4 months after blood withdrawal. Cause for concern? .
No.: Unfortunately, you might have developed a fibrosis at the site of hematoma. ...Read more
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