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Suggest remedy for healing collapsed vein during blood test

Hi, I had a blood test the other day, well, attempted to.. my vein collapsed as he put the needle in, this happened on Monday morning, its now Saturday and i am still feeling discomfort, it feels like theres tape on my arm, or the vein is stretching as my arm moves.. Im too scared to go back to the doctor incase i have to have further blood tests, im petrified of needles. Help please!! What can i do to make the vein back to normal?
Mon, 20 Apr 2015
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Orthopaedic Surgeon 's  Response
Hi, do not be anxious, the veins do not need anything to heal, they heal by themselves, if you have any tapes around remove them as the blood would have clotted by now, and it wont bleed. If the veins from which the blood was taken have become hard which means thrombosed, then you can apply thrombophlob ointment which will ease this out.
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Suggest remedy for healing collapsed vein during blood test

Hi, do not be anxious, the veins do not need anything to heal, they heal by themselves, if you have any tapes around remove them as the blood would have clotted by now, and it wont bleed. If the veins from which the blood was taken have become hard which means thrombosed, then you can apply thrombophlob ointment which will ease this out.