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How to avoid fainting after a blood test?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology

In brief: Tell the tech

If you tend to faint after a blood draw, tell the person drawing the blood, before s/he draws blood so that you may be placed in a safe position.
It is not something that you can control and is not a sign of weakness. You may help your cause by drinking a glass of water an hour or so before the test.

In brief: Tell the tech

If you tend to faint after a blood draw, tell the person drawing the blood, before s/he draws blood so that you may be placed in a safe position.
It is not something that you can control and is not a sign of weakness. You may help your cause by drinking a glass of water an hour or so before the test.
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
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