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Attempts at blood draw left dark and painful bruises. Worry?

I recently had several attempts at a blood draw. Each cite has a very dark, large and painful bruise . Four days later, I had 2 more pokes , and again, both of these have very dark and painful bruises. The bruises all exceed 3 inches in diameter. Because this is happening every time I have a blood draw or an IV, should I be worried?
Asked On : Mon, 21 Jan 2013
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thanks for your query
i can feel your concerns
i would like to know if you have any history of bleeding or bruising spontanously or at any other site
Moreover do you have any family history of blood disorder?
if no other issue,then usually it is due to faulty technique.and need not to will resolve in few days.
However if persist then you need to see your doctor and you may need some blood tests to rule out low platelet count or any bleeding disorder
i am available for your help
Answered: Thu, 4 Jul 2013
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