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Is there any pain involved in testing for hemoglobin a1c?

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Dr. Quang Nguyen
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
2 doctors agree

In brief: A needle poke

It's a lab draw so you will get a needle poke, which sometimes can be a pain and sometimes painful depending on your vein size, location.
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In brief: A needle poke

It's a lab draw so you will get a needle poke, which sometimes can be a pain and sometimes painful depending on your vein size, location.
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Dr. Quang Nguyen
Dr. Quang Nguyen
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Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
Obstetrics & Gynecology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: No

This is a lab test performed on blood.
Your only discomfort will be obtaining the blood - which is minimal at worst.

In brief: No

This is a lab test performed on blood.
Your only discomfort will be obtaining the blood - which is minimal at worst.
Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
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Dr. Sahba Ferdowsi
Great answer. Wishing you' all the best
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