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blood test and bruise

Discussion in 'Medical Students - MD' started by coconut lime, Mar 18, 2004.

  1. coconut lime

    coconut lime Senior Member
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    my mom had a blood test the other day and now it's a huge purple spot and it's puffy/swollen. should we be concerned?
     
  2. skidmark

    skidmark Senior Member
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    ask a doctor
     
  3. Olanzapine

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    what if his doctor referred him to sdn?;) Anyways, it's probably a hematoma (assuming it's at the needle entry point?). If it becomes hot, painful, really big, etc, you should go back to see your doctor.
     
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  4. skidmark

    skidmark Senior Member
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    Then sue him for malpractice. :laugh:
     
  5. ericdamiansean

    ericdamiansean High Profiler
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    it happens once in awhile,usually if the person taking the blood didn't do it right, or missed it and had to puncture it again. but if you are concerned, see a doctor
     
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    doepug Senior Member
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    It's easy to create a small hematoma after drawing blood. These typically resolve in a few days, unless a patient has a coagulopathy.

    If you're still concerned about this, see a doctor in person. SDN isn't the best place for medical advice.
     
  7. Stinger86

    Stinger86 Intern year? Ha!
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    Then she probably had it drawn at my school :p
     
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