- What Should I Do To Avoid Bruising?
- Recovery After Giving Blood Sample
- What Happens During A Blood Test?
- What tests require patients consent?
- When should I give my sample for double marker/ triple marker test?
- What is Oral Glucose Tolerance Test (GTT)?
- How should I collect 24-hour Urine sample?
- How Should I Collect Faeces /Stool Sample?
- How Should I Collect Mid Stream Urine (MSU)?
- What Should I Do To Give My Sample For Testing?
- How Can I Know What The Results Mean?
- When Will You Receive The Results Of Your Test?
- Tips For Collecting Specimens At Home
- Facts About Blood Test
- What variables could affect test results?
- How can the patient help in getting accurate results?
Recovery after giving blood sample
Only a small amount of blood is taken during the test so you shouldn’t feel any significant after-effects.
However, some people do feel dizzy and faint during and after the test. If this happens to you, tell the person carrying out the test so they can help you feel more comfortable. After a blood test, you may have a small bruised area on your skin where the needle went in. Occasionally, a larger area of bruising may appear. This can be because there was a lack of pressure at the site of the jab or the blood vessel was damaged by the needle.
Bruises can be painful but are usually harmless. However, tell your doctor if you frequently get bruises after having a blood test.