Bruised during blood test?

Answer Bruising is very common during a blood test and happens for a variety of reasons. It is not something the phlebotomist would (or should) get into trouble for...why would you want them to? It makes... Read More »

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Tips on how NOT to faint during a blood test?

Breathe normal. Not over breathing, not under breathing.Drink 0.5L water, no more.Eat a good hearty breakfast.Don't think about the test during it. Look at something in the room (a window is usuall... Read More »

When they take your blood during your first appointment and after a pap smear to confirm the pregnancy is there a certain point they would test for STI's in your blood?

Answer The blood tests and the smear will both show STIs and if you weren't told this when they were done you should find another health care provider as as far as I am aware doing these tests wit... Read More »

Am having my first blood test tomorrow. Hate and am scared of needles. Having a blood test is my biggest fear?

If you're having blood drawn from your arm, it's nothing! Don't worry about it. Now blood taken from the fingertip is painful -- ouch! -- but at least it's quick.If it's a blood test from your arm,... Read More »

I had a blood test my red blood cell is 4.83 and platelet count 421 is that dangerous?

To the person above, if you've only got 4 million RBC in 1/10 of a liter, you are not alive.Normal RBC is approximately 4 million per microliter. That's 400 trillion per deciliter.Anyway, the coun... Read More »