Gave blood, have bruise, problem?
April 9, 2013 12:43 PM Subscribe
YANMD. Gave blood two weeks ago. Hurt more than usual on the stick (but not terribly). I've never had any issue at all before, but this time within a few days I had a pretty good bruise. For several days it was pretty tender. The tenderness has very very slowly reduced, but it's still a bit tender. And I have a bruise the length and half the width of my hand (purple, yellow, green). I don't think the bruise has gotten bigger since the first few days, but I don't think it's been getting smaller either and it doesn't really seem to be getting lighter, though it's hard to tell.
1. Is this a problem?
2. How long before I have a normal looking arm again?
3. Is there anything I should be doing?
posted by pdq to Health & Fitness (19 answers total)