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Donated blood. The area is black and blue. Normal?

Hi , I am a 24 yrs old man . My blood group is O +ve and I am apparantely healthy . I voluntarily donated blood on friday morning . On saturday morning , I found a big patch of black and blue colour near the punctured area . I consulted the medico who carried out the procedure , she said it will go in 3-4 days . Now its monday morning and still there is no improvement . I am really scared .Is this something very serious . Please help me. Thanks , Suprotim Roy
Asked On : Thu, 13 Sep 2012
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Internal Medicine Specialist 's  Response
Welcome to HCM
It is very good that you donated blood,but black and blue colored pathch which you developed because of some blood leaked from punctured vein in tissue below skin,noramally a firm pressure applied for sufficient time can prevent any leakage of blood, now it will go away with time you can apply a heparin based gel Thrombophob locally to hasten the recovery it should not be a problem apart from it looks bad cosmotically for few days.
Please continue to donate blood volentarily and next time just take care.
Good luck to you.
Answered: Thu, 27 Sep 2012
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Hello Roy,

It doesn't seem at all serious. The needles for blood donation are quite thick and so it is not unexpected to have an echimosis (black spot) in the local of the punction. In the first days you can put some ice, but it will resolve after some days, when the blood is slowly reabsorbed. Best regards.
Answered: Wed, 26 Sep 2012
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General & Family Physician Dr. Aniruddha Panja's  Response
Hi Suprotim
Thanks for your query.
Dont worry its nothing serious.The patch of blue and black colour is created due to leakage of blood from the punctured site of vein.It will gradually get absorbed...

Take care.
Answered: Mon, 8 Oct 2012
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