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Pain and swelling in the elbow after drawing blood. Is this normal?

Hi I had blood drawn today. They had a hard time feeling a vein so she poked real deep and was able to find a vein. She took a good amount. About an hr after I started getting a lot of pain then noticed a lot of swelling not on the sight but all around the side of my elbow. Never has happened before, wondering if its normal?
Asked On : Mon, 8 Apr 2013
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Hi, you are having swelling on elbow due to extravasated blood collection underneath skin. .. Hematoma. You do not worry. Just apply ice cube on it. Rub thrombophob oint. Take vitamin C and vitamin K for fast recovery. , take short course of antibiotics with antiinflammatory drugs to prevent secondary infection in surrounding tissue and thrombophlebitis. .. Ok
Answered: Tue, 9 Apr 2013
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