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Hematoma, spongy lump resembling a bulged vein post using vacuum tube for blood drawl. Worrisome?

This may sound dumb. I know that when you do a blood drawl with a butterfly needle you a suppose to use a syringe not a vaccume tube. I was not paying attion to the person doing my blood drawl from my hand . This person went side ways not the way of the vein also going in the V part and then I noticed after I ask her to get it out that she used a vaccume tube. The hematoma started right away. Now my hand has pain a spongy lump and what looks like a bulged vein where a vein was not there before. Should I worry or not. I did put ice on my hand afterwards for about 20 mins. This happend today at 10:20am it is now almost 6 pm.
Asked On : Mon, 30 Jul 2012
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Hi hematoma formation is the most common feature of blood withdrawl when the needle enters into soft tissue rather than into is mainly caused by inexperienced people doing blood withdrawl.yes ice packs are used to subside the hematoma and it will take only one or two days to get cured
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