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How common is it to get a thrombosis in your arm after a routine blood draw?
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Dr. Paul Kovatis
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In brief: Common
The vein that is punctured for the test will often clot and form a lump of sorts.
-- especially if the phlebotomist missed vein or went thru it with the needle. This is a superficial vein, usually not serious and responds to heat and rest. If there is redness or persistent pain, see and md. Not all clots are serious but, when in doubt , of course please please see an md feel better.

In brief: Common
The vein that is punctured for the test will often clot and form a lump of sorts.
-- especially if the phlebotomist missed vein or went thru it with the needle. This is a superficial vein, usually not serious and responds to heat and rest. If there is redness or persistent pain, see and md. Not all clots are serious but, when in doubt , of course please please see an md feel better.
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