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i’ve had about 20 blood tests within the last year and i’ve never been told to fast OR drink loads of water beforehand. i’ve only been told to show up.

i used to be terrified to get a blood test but honestly its nothing to worry about. 98% of nurses doing the blood tests do them very well and pain-free. it also doesnt take very long and will be over before you know it!
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I’m not scared of needles don’t worry (I literally sew as a hobby 😂) I’m just worried about how long the taking of blood will take, how long does it typically take do you know?
30 seconds..if that
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i’ve had about 20 blood tests within the last year and i’ve never been told to fast OR drink loads of water beforehand. i’ve only been told to show up.

i used to be terrified to get a blood test but honestly its nothing to worry about. 98% of nurses doing the blood tests do them very well and pain-free. it also doesnt take very long and will be over before you know it!
I had a nurse once and I thought it will be pain free but ended up being the opposite mine hurt like someone had just jabbed it in! The next morning I woke up with a bruised arm she busted my vein 😭😭 I couldn’t move my arm for a week cuz it hurt that much! It depends what kind of nurse you have really mine looked nice but didn’t end up doing it right 🤦🏻*♀️
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I had a nurse once and I thought it will be pain free but ended up being the opposite mine hurt like someone had just jabbed it in! The next morning I woke up with a bruised arm she busted my vein 😭😭 I couldn’t move my arm for a week cuz it hurt that much! It depends what kind of nurse you have really mine looked nice but didn’t end up doing it right 🤦🏻*♀️
i’ve also had an awful experience like that the pain made me not want to go back for any more tests cause it hurt so bad. thankfully my most recent one was fine tho and every other one i’ve had was fine
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I’m 16 years old and I’m having an emergency blood test tomorrow morning. I have never had a blood test in my life and I don’t really know what to expect, how should I mentally prepare myself for this? Also how long does the taking of blood typically take? Thanks
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30 seconds..if that
Ah ok, that’s much better than I thought, thanks 😊
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Ah ok, that’s much better than I thought, thanks 😊
Yeah you won’t realise! Good luck hon! Tell me how it went 👍
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Yeah you won’t realise! Good luck hon! Tell me how it went 👍
Thanks very much, I’m more worried about the result of the test as I’m being tested for quite a serious medical condition so I’m praying to god that the test is going to come back negative
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Thanks very much, I’m more worried about the result of the test as I’m being tested for quite a serious medical condition so I’m praying to god that the test is going to come back negative
Oh hope ur okay! And Dw everything will go well!
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Oh hope ur okay! And Dw everything will go well!
Thanks, I’m hoping it will be ok but my doctor said based on my symptoms it’s probably not going to be good news...
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I’m 16 years old and I’m having an emergency blood test tomorrow morning. I have never had a blood test in my life and I don’t really know what to expect, how should I mentally prepare myself for this? Also how long does the taking of blood typically take? Thanks
Hi. I hope all goes well wihh the blood test and surrounding things.
They can be pretty scary especially if it's your first, but honestly it's not too bad. It's mostly the anxiety that gets to people.
Do whatever you normally would before unless told otherwise (so don't fast, don't chug water etc). Take a little snack and some water with you so you can have some after if you're feeling a bit iffy. Only thing is it's probably best not to have a huge meal before or have anything that might make you feel a bit sick. It's not a big deal really, but it would just mean you're more likely to feel unwell.
Go in, say its your first and your a bit nervous so the nurse can be extra nice to you. You will sit in a chair or lay on one of those benches, they'll put a strap on your arm, poke a needle in then use vials to collect the blood. You can barely feel anything other than that first poke. All in all it should be a couple of minuets. Only a few seconds for the actual blood drawing part.

I would suggest you look away and read a poster, count marks on the wall or have a chat with the nurse/ somebody you've brought with you. You might like to take something to squeeze just for some comfort.

Some people do react badly to blood tests, but at the end of the day if you're one of those people you're one of those people. There's not much that's going to change the outcome. If you do feel unwell tell the nurse. If you do throw up or faint you'll get over it quickly so don't worry. Chances are you'll just go "oww" and that's it.
Even if it's a totally awful experience with the nastiest nurse in the world it will only be for a short time.

I hope the test goes well and doesn't come up with bad news. If you do want to vent or anything now or later you can post back here or call a support service like the mix or one specific to that condition. Sorry to hear you're obviously not feeling well.
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Hi. I hope all goes well wihh the blood test and surrounding things.
They can be pretty scary especially if it's your first, but honestly it's not too bad. It's mostly the anxiety that gets to people.
Do whatever you normally would before unless told otherwise (so don't fast, don't chug water etc). Take a little snack and some water with you so you can have some after if you're feeling a bit iffy. Only thing is it's probably best not to have a huge meal before or have anything that might make you feel a bit sick. It's not a big deal really, but it would just mean you're more likely to feel unwell.
Go in, say its your first and your a bit nervous so the nurse can be extra nice to you. You will sit in a chair or lay on one of those benches, they'll put a strap on your arm, poke a needle in then use vials to collect the blood. You can barely feel anything other than that first poke. All in all it should be a couple of minuets. Only a few seconds for the actual blood drawing part.

I would suggest you look away and read a poster, count marks on the wall or have a chat with the nurse/ somebody you've brought with you. You might like to take something to squeeze just for some comfort.

Some people do react badly to blood tests, but at the end of the day if you're one of those people you're one of those people. There's not much that's going to change the outcome. If you do feel unwell tell the nurse. If you do throw up or faint you'll get over it quickly so don't worry. Chances are you'll just go "oww" and that's it.
Even if it's a totally awful experience with the nastiest nurse in the world it will only be for a short time.

I hope the test goes well and doesn't come up with bad news. If you do want to vent or anything now or later you can post back here or call a support service like the mix or one specific to that condition. Sorry to hear you're obviously not feeling well.
Thanks very much, I get my result back on Thursday so I’ll let you know how it went 😊
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Thanks, I’m hoping it will be ok but my doctor said based on my symptoms it’s probably not going to be good news...
Just don’t think about it x
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No worries, do not look at the needle, just relax, it is not painful at all
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Hey guys thank you so much for the supportive kind messages. Unfortunately my blood test didn’t go very well, 2 hours afterwards I fainted in the middle of a lesson (it was very embarrassing) and I got sent home. My teachers think I should stay off school until I have the results of the test. What do you think?
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Hey guys thank you so much for the supportive kind messages. Unfortunately my blood test didn’t go very well, 2 hours afterwards I fainted in the middle of a lesson (it was very embarrassing) and I got sent home. My teachers think I should stay off school until I have the results of the test. What do you think?
Oh hope you feel better! You fainted cuz u were thinking too much about ur results just don’t think about ur results for now just chill! I think you should do what’s best for you! R u in ur last year?
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Oh hope you feel better! You fainted cuz u were thinking too much about ur results just don’t think about ur results for now just chill! I think you should do what’s best for you! R u in ur last year?
I’m year 12, I think I fainted because I didn’t eat anything afterwards. Normally they offer you a biscuit or something but they didn’t for me
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I’m year 12, I think I fainted because I didn’t eat anything afterwards. Normally they offer you a biscuit or something but they didn’t for me
That’s just sad really, you should’ve gone home and ate before you went to school oh well! It’s up to you really but I wouldn’t think about my results and distract myself with school if Ugm! Cuz if you at home your going to keep on thinking about it whereas if your in Skwl you have friends and you learning at the same time! It’s upto you really I would go to skwl as a distraction to forget about it!
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DON'T LOOK the needle. In my first blood test i looked the needle and after, i fainted.
EDIT: So sorry, but don't worry. Most people do! (Like me haha)
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I’m year 12, I think I fainted because I didn’t eat anything afterwards. Normally they offer you a biscuit or something but they didn’t for me
They give you a biscuit if you give blood. They don't do it for a simple blood test.
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