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How Long Should Bruising Last After Having A Blood Test Taken
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
How long should bruising last after having a blood test taken and why have I developed bruising all around my elbow on the same arm and behind the knee of the same side of the body?
See primary M.D.: Bruising at puncture sight from needle is very common and clears out in about a week. However having bleeding around elbow and knee is bothersome, You should go and see your primary doctor. After checking you out, he may need to do some more blood tests to rule out any bleeding disorder. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Bruise: The blood vessel is punctured when blood is withdrawn during a blood test.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
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
See below: A small number of normal people get a bruise after blood draw and vast majority of these resolve without any serious consequences. Is the bruise stable? If it is growing, contact your doctor. If it is not growing, has no redness beyond the bruise and is not painful, you may leave it alone and it will resolve. It may go through a change of colors like brown, greenish-blue and yellow. ...Read more
See below: It's not normal, but it is fairly common. ...Read more
Been bruising for awhile now hermatologist did all blood test and they are all normal can stress be a cause?
? Bruising ?: If there has been no trauma you have to find out why you are bruising. There are screening tests for numbers of cells but then there are questions about the functionality of the cells. It is NOT normal to be bruising frequently. When a doctor says everything is normal in that situation he is saying everything that I looked for is OK and now you how to look further. Go to Univ. Med. Center near u. ...Read more
Had blood test wk ago. Large bruise came up on forearm + elbow, now have tender limp inside of elbow where I guess blood was taken. Do I need the dr?
Hematoma: Some of the blood apparently escaped from the vein into the surrounding tissue when blood was withdrawn for testing. This happens sometimes but should be small and should slowly resolve (it first looks like a bluish bruise then turns brownish and finally over few days it becomes firm and eventually resolves. Call dr if it becomes infected (turns red , hot and painful) ...Read more
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
Not often but sometimes I wake up with random bruising and have no trauma or injury to the part of my body that has been bruised.. Blood test??
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