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Question about withdrawing blood

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May seem like a silly question but I'm a bit of a wuss when it come's to these sort of things. When you go for a blood test, from footage I've seen it's seem that blood is generally withdraw from t… Read More
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8y, 3m agoPosted 8 years, 3 months ago
May seem like a silly question but I'm a bit of a wuss when it come's to these sort of things.

When you go for a blood test, from footage I've seen it's seem that blood is generally withdraw from the lower arm, but my question is, is it possible to withdraw blood from the upper arm? My lower arms are very thin and probably weak so I don't fancy the thought of a needle going there, but I'm comfy with the thought of it going into the upper arm.
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8y, 3m agoPosted 8 years, 3 months ago
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#1
Blood is usually drawn from the elbow, but if they are unable to find suitable veins there, they will use at the back of the hand. :)
#2
Lower Arm - Nice and easy veins to get to, upper arm has ur biceps and triceps covering the main blood vessels.

Dont worry, your arm will be fine =]
#3
usually drawn fro the middle where all the veins are easy to see..
banned#4
they take blood from the crook of the elbow as the skin is thin there and they can find a vein easily. It's not usually taken from the upper arm, but if you explain your concerns the doctors/nurses will find a comforatble option I'm sure
#5
Is this a joke,you're a tad late aren't ya?
#6
All through my pregnancy it was always taken from by elbow If they cant find a vein on one arm ask them to try the other as ive got one arm that is better then other!!
#7
usually in the crease on the opposite side to the elbow ( dont know what its called )
#8
I suppose you could state your preference and they might humour you! Personally i like it drawn from the inside of my right elbow, don't like it drawn from the left!
#9
It's hard to access the veins in the upper arm though, as it is hidden under all the fats and muscles.
#10
Hmmm the back of the hand sound's better than my lower arm, and yes I do have a genuine fear.
suspended#11
Withdrawing blood? i thought i saw a new option the last time i went to a cash machine
#12
orangemonkey
It's hard to access the veins in the upper arm though, as it is hidden under all the fats and muscles.


Well that's what I posed this question, but then again I remember that all the injection's I had at school were given to me in the upper arm.
#13
I usually ask for them to use the smallest possible needle. Seems to work for me. I look away the minute they uncover my arm and dont look back until all is complete. I have read that it is easier for them to withdraw blood if you have drunk plenty of fluids but dont know if it is true or not.
#14
I'd never had blood taken before last year and i genuinely never felt it.

Edit: i had to have 3 lots taken too and i was scared,my sis came in to hold my hand but it didn't hurt honestly.
#15
deb8z
I'd never had blood taken before last year and i genuinely never felt it.


I think it depends on the nurse and her technique. last time i had it taken i didn't feel a thing either
#16
dmtuk
All through my pregnancy it was always taken from by elbow If they cant find a vein on one arm ask them to try the other as ive got one arm that is better then other!!


+1 Lol
#17
Reminds me I need to have a blood test :(
Every time I have my blood took I feel really feint and last time I passed out in the hospital lol
#18
brangelina
I think it depends on the nurse and her technique. last time i had it taken i didn't feel a thing either


+1 i'm anaemic so i've had loads of blood tests and it's honestly just like a pinch.
#19
i would imagine the back of the hand hurting more
#20
xSpoiltPrincessx
+1 i'm anaemic so i've had loads of blood tests and it's honestly just like a pinch.


Thank you,not taken my tab today,the last few weeks i've been terrible at taking them,no wonder i feel tired!
#21
deb8z
Thank you,not taken my tab today,the last few weeks i've been terrible at taking them,no wonder i feel tired!


I only realised cos i've been getting alot of bruises, someone replied to a question i asked about dark under eyes and of course the tiredness!
#22
Rhys135 you really shouldn't have watched footage on a blood test, it will make it seem worse than it is! Just make sure you don't look when you're having it done cos it might freak you out more, but honestly it's nothing really :)
#23
They take blood from your brachial vein (which is othersie of your elbow).Back of the hand hurts more.They put the tourniquet on really tight so when it comes to the needle going in it is just a sting that goes away immediately....please trust me do not worry......just sit down let the put tourniquet on and then look away.....I do bloods all the time and I promise you it is nothing to worry about.If you really cant face it ask them to use a butterfly needle----but it actually just takes ages to get the blood......Anyway PLEASE dont worry!

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