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Old Apr 3rd, 2012, 04:41 AM   1
sar89
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Huge Bruise where blood taken??


Hey everyone
Just hoping someone can help me with a question i have.
Last week I had a routine blood test ( not my first btw) and it was very painful afterwards. The nurse was quite rough really..

Anyway a week on my whole arm is bruised and even under by my elbow , the bruise is about the sixe of a large apple. It doesnt hurt to touch it but when I keep my arm straight after awhile it starts to tingle then hurt.. so much that it wakes me from sleep.

Anyone think I should be concerned? My mom told me to call doc but i dont want to waste his time either you know?
Im 20 weeks by the way.

Thanks a million x



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Old Apr 3rd, 2012, 04:43 AM   2
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If she used a large bore needle and was rough, she may have banged the bone or the vein.

It is normal.

Put a warm flannel on it to help the soreness and that should help

V xx



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Old Apr 3rd, 2012, 04:51 AM   3
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ugh thats sounds horrible ha! i had bloods taken for thryoid research aswell so maybe that was the one that roughed me up. thanks for your quick response



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Old Apr 3rd, 2012, 05:13 AM   4
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I have always been scared of blood tests because previously I have always been left with massive bruises on my arm. The two I have had since being pregnant have been fine. I think it just needs a gentle hand to do it.



 
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Old Apr 3rd, 2012, 05:20 AM   5
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You'll be fine. It's quite normal to bruise a bit after having blood taken, especially if the nurse was a bit rough or unexperienced. Next time, you can try and just keep pressure on the spot after she's done for a little bit longer, it tends to help bruising quite a lot. I had blood taken just yesterday and she was great, no bruising at all...at my first appointment I did get a smallish bruise, but even big ones like you describe can happen.

So yeah, try and keep pressure on for a while after your next test, if your nurse doesn't do this anyway...a minute or so should be fine.

You won't need a doctor unless it starts hurting you lots or you have any other reasons to be concerned...the bruise alone isn't anything to worry about.



 
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Old Apr 3rd, 2012, 05:28 AM   6
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i bruise like a peach lol and told my mw so she took blood from one of my smaller veins (dunno why lol as i have some very large veins) and it bruised even worse than normal lol, i looked like a junkie if i wore short sleeves and got some weird looks lol !!



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Old Apr 3rd, 2012, 05:30 AM   7
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Hi Hun,

This is pretty normal, many people bruise terribly after having a blood test!

I am on twice a day clexane injections and over the past few weeks my tummy has become really quite bruised where the area is starting to stretch and get more tender!

I'm not sure if you may be more prone to bruising when preg either, but its nothing to worry about xx



 
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Old Apr 3rd, 2012, 07:16 AM   8
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ive had lots of blood tests and all fine but one particular one, the nurse wasnt very good and iwas in agony the whole way through; i even almost passed out about 10 mins later which ive never done. The bruise was terrible, really big but all was fine and went away after a few days/week xx



 
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Old Apr 3rd, 2012, 07:47 AM   9
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It will go away oon, she just didn't do it right.



 
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Old Apr 3rd, 2012, 08:24 AM   10
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Ouch sounds painful It should go away soon though. Nurses can never get blood from my veins and normally end up going into my hand.. now that hurts!!



 
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