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Does getting an arterial blood gas hurt much?

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Dr. Nicholas Nomicos
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In brief: A bit

Arteries are more muscular than veins and have a higher pressure inside.
The arterial stick is not much different than a venous blood draw but it has to be held with pressure plus have a pressure dressing afterward.

In brief: A bit

Arteries are more muscular than veins and have a higher pressure inside.
The arterial stick is not much different than a venous blood draw but it has to be held with pressure plus have a pressure dressing afterward.
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