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Why does the skin on your arm around the area blood is taken from bruise after a blood test?

Why does the skin on your arm around the area blood is taken from bruise after a blood test?

Bruise: The blood vessel is punctured when blood is withdrawn during a blood test.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

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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 done 2weeks ago.2 days after I have/still have pain when stretch arm.dont have good vains.took 2 trys only bit swollen/sore?

I had a blood test done 2weeks ago.2 days after I have/still have pain when stretch arm.dont have good vains.took 2 trys only bit swollen/sore?

Traumatic phlebitis: It is not uncommon for the vein to be inflamed after being punctured for a blood draw. It can take 3-4 weeks to resolve. If the area gets warmer or redder or more painful or you get a fever, it may have become infected and you need to see a doctor. In the meantime, anti-inflammatory creams like Voltaren gel might help it improve faster. ...Read more

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Ache in arm during blood test and after. Do i need to be concerned about the pain or a risk of embolism? Don't have any clotting disorders.

Ache in arm during blood test and after. Do i need to be concerned about the pain or a risk of embolism? Don't have any clotting disorders.

No: Blood draw utilize superficial veins, even if you developed a blood clot there is no danger of developing a symptomatic pulmonary emboli. ...Read more

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After finding a breast lump, i had a blood test that came back normal. Is it still possible to have breast cancer?

After finding a breast lump, i had a blood test that came back normal. Is it still possible to have breast cancer?

Yes! Yes! Yes!: There is not a blood test to detect breast cancer. If there is an abnormal lump, you need a mammogram and ultrasound and then a biopsy to make a diagnosis. Only a biopsy, which is taking a sample of the lump, can determine if you do or do not have breast cancer. A biopsy can be done with a needle and results obtained in 24-72hours. See a breast specialist for evaluation-do not delay! ...Read more

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Would it be unusual or concerning for my arm to hurt after a blood test?

Would it be unusual or concerning for my arm to hurt after a blood test?

Yes for one day: It is uncommon but the skin area can be sore for one day. If you notice any redness or swelling then seek medical attention, just to be sure that there is no infection around the needle stick- site. ...Read more

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Arm numbness, tingling, a bit of itching, typing hurts, after five days from the blood test. What can it be?

Arm numbness, tingling, a bit of itching, typing hurts, after five days from the blood test. What can it be?

Nerve irritation: Possibly there was some nerve irritation that occurred during the blood draw. Give your arm some rest, elevate at night. Heat/cold compresses can be tried to stimulate your nerve. Hopefully, it will be over with in a few days. ...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 for discomfort. Don't worry , be happy! ...Read more

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Arm numbness, tingling, a bit of itching, typing or twisting hurts, after five days from the blood test. What can it be?

Arm numbness, tingling, a bit of itching, typing or twisting hurts, after five days from the blood test. What can it be?

See below: A small clot in the vein that was stuck is the most probable cause if so it should dissolve within the 7-10 days if not then see a physician. ...Read more

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Why would it be that my arm is hurting so much now after my blood test?

Why would it be that my arm is hurting so much now after my blood test?

Possible : Nerve injury with a needle or localized bleeding causing inflammation. Could also be your perception of pain or low pain threshold. If persists, see a doctor. ...Read more

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