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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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Brenda (Rose) Clark, MPH, MA
NetWellness Program Manager
College of Public Health
The Ohio State University