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    been being tested for coeliac and the needle seemed to be in my arm a long time (blood test)
    but have now got - estimating the length of it is 5cm on my arm - black/bit of blue and yellow

    it kinda shocked me this morning since I haven't bruised that much for other injections before.

    is that normal for blood tests?
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    (Original post by bizzy_penguin)
    been being tested for coeliac and the needle seemed to be in my arm a long time (blood test)
    but have now got - estimating the length of it is 5cm on my arm - black/bit of blue and yellow

    it kinda shocked me this morning since I haven't bruised that much for other injections before.

    is that normal for blood tests?
    I had a blood test on Friday and have a similar bruise (though mainly yellow). It's been a few years since my last one before that so I can't say whether it's the norm or not.
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    (Original post by GW43125)
    I had a blood test on Friday and have a similar bruise (though mainly yellow). It's been a few years since my last one before that so I can't say whether it's the norm or not.
    something similar here I'm new to blood tests my bruise is quite yellow on the top
    though I did seem to think the person doing it was a little rough though
    the weird thing is it doesn't really hurt - the arm which my blood pressure was taken hurt more suprisingly...
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    (Original post by bizzy_penguin)
    something similar here I'm new to blood tests my bruise is quite yellow on the top
    though I did seem to think the person doing it was a little rough though
    the weird thing is it doesn't really hurt - the arm which my blood pressure was taken hurt more suprisingly...
    I'm used to BP being taken, all depends whether the metal loop digs in or not.
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    (Original post by bizzy_penguin)
    been being tested for coeliac and the needle seemed to be in my arm a long time (blood test)
    but have now got - estimating the length of it is 5cm on my arm - black/bit of blue and yellow

    it kinda shocked me this morning since I haven't bruised that much for other injections before.

    is that normal for blood tests?
    It's totally normal to have a bruise after a blood test and like any bruise they can last for a few days. Sometimes it will bruise more than others, it just depends exactly where the needle went and stuff. I've had a load of blood tests over the past couple of years. Some of them will bruise up and be sore for a couple of days and some will be practically unnoticeable.

    You're fine. Don't worry. Oh and good luck with the results btw.
 
 
 
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