Technician did bad job inserting needle in vein and I have a bruise. Can the vein restore itself?

I had a little bit of blood drawn for a fasting glucose test Friday morning. It hurt as bad as most shots, and soon after I had a dark bruise and a little swelling. Bruise has spread a bit but is still very dark purple. Will this lead to scar tissue and future difficulty drawing blood from the vein, or should it all recover like it was? I do blood donations so I need good veins.

Asked By: Houyhnhnm - 7/4/2010
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Usually one "bad" stick won't cause scarring like you describe... More
Answered By: july - 7/4/2010
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It should be fine. I had blood drawn for a glucose test as well (it was a pregnancy one for gestational diabetes, though) and the tech said that she was going to use a "surface vein" because mine are so small and deep. She warned that it could cause a huge bruise (and it did), but that it wouldn't have any other... More
Answered By: Kristal - 7/4/2010
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