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Thursday, June 30, 2016
Bleeding and Clotting Disorders
WHEN THE NURSE WAS TRYING TO DRAW BLOOD. SHE WAS HAVING A HARD TIME, BUT WAS ABLE TO DRAW A LITTLE BIT FOR A TEST. IS THIS NATURAL?
This really has no medical significance. It only means that you are tough to draw blood from, either from having a lot of blood drawn in the past, or just a phlebotomist who failed to get the blood drawn. Hopefully they will have better luck next time.
Spero R Cataland, MD
Associate Professor of Clinical Internal Medicine
College of Medicine
The Ohio State University