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There is very small chance of problems from having blood drawn from a vein.
- You may get a small bruise at the site. You can lower your chance of bruising by putting pressure on the site for several minutes.
- In rare cases, the vein may become swollen after the blood sample is taken. This condition is called phlebitis. You can use a warm compress several times a day to treat this.
- Ongoing bleeding can be a problem for people with bleeding disorders. Aspirin, warfarin (Coumadin), and other blood-thinning medicines can also make bleeding more likely. If you have bleeding or clotting problems, or if you take blood-thinning medicine, tell your health professional before your blood is drawn.
|By:||Reference Healthwise Staff||Last Revised: Reference May 6, 2011|
|Medical Review:||Reference Anne C. Poinier, MD - Internal Medicine
Reference Thomas M. Bailey, MD - Family Medicine