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Friday, April 18, 2014
Bleeding and Clotting Disorders
bruising after blood test / iv insertion
I recently had colonoscpy/endoscopy,and tech had difficult time finding vein in my hand for iv - pain and bruise lasted approx 1 1/2 weeks. yesterday had routine blood test and was grateful tech immediately found vein, but small bruise immediately, and today is the size of a baseball, and extending slightly up and down arm and around to elbow and very sore from wrist to shoulder. Should I be concerned ?
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