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Bruise after giving blood samples!!!

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2005/07/27 04:26:03 (permalink)

Bruise after giving blood samples!!!

ITS BLOODY BIG.....and all it was, is a tiny needle for a few blood tests!, was just wondering why you get such a large bruise from such a thing?

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    RE: Bruise after giving blood samples!!! 2005/07/27 04:58:42 (permalink)
    The blood leaks out of that tiny hole in the vein because you did not put enough pressure on it right after the needle was removed.
    Bruising is just traumatised blood vessels leaking under the skin.

    It will turn a nice purple and yellow and then be gone.

    I once hit a blood vessel on my wrist. It was a tiny spot that got hit but my whole hand and forearm looked bruised. It was a grusome sight for such a tiny area of pain... the pain though at the time of hitting was eye popping.
    post edited by hermoso - 2005/07/28 01:26:22

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    RE: Bruise after giving blood samples!!! 2005/07/27 09:33:57 (permalink)
    WHen I was a kid I had a blood test and the nurse (phlebotomist?) didn't perform it properly and I was left with a bruise from my wrist to my armpit which covered both the front and back of my arm. When I went to school afterwards the teachers started trying to be really clever and asking me all sorts of funny questions, to which I replied, "NO! My parents haven't been abusing me, I had a blood test and the buggered it up!" You should have seen their faces when I saw through their little ruse (I wasn't supposed to be aware of what they were driving at)...
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