Hi, i need an answer quickly as i am in a place with very little professional doctors. I went to have a blood test and got the needle and everything was fine but 10 mins later my arm swelled to 2x the normal size and i almost fainted. I turned blue and was rushed back to the medical centre, they did nothing gave me some antibiotics and sent me home. 2 days later my arm was all red and purple so i went and saw a private doctor, he told me that they used a blunt needle and tore my vein and blood was leaking under my skin, he gave me cream to absorb the blood and antibiotics. My arm currently 3 days later is getting worse and is really painful, i am fearing the worse. I live in south africa and there isnt much medical help around here. here is a picture of my arm
I had a nurse poke through both sides of a vein once for a blood test. I got a very big, very painful bruise that went all the way around my arm. It got worse over the course of a week. After that it very slowly got better. It took about a month to completely disappear.
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