coconut lime

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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?
 

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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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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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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.
 

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Originally posted by coconut lime
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?
Then she probably had it drawn at my school :p
 
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