By blinkanimgone - Australia
Today, I went to the blood bank to donate plasma. All went well until the machine went to return my red blood cells. It turns out the nurse sliced my vein and the blood built up in my tissues. I now have a massive swollen arm and bruising, and look like a junkie. FML
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  skittle68  |  0

Put a heating pad on it for 15 min intervals and then do deep massage on it with vitamin e lotion. this helps break up the blood clots and allow them to absorb back into the skin. I had that happen to me and I had the bruising almost completely gone in about a week. The more you massage it the better.

By  averagepromedio  |  0

Yeah that sucks, doesn't it? It happened to me like six months ago!
The swelling lasts about 3 days. Expect to have that gnarly bruise for at least a month, though.
And at least the weather is starting to cool down, so you can wear sleeves to hide it.

  nerdsgetmehot  |  22

#24 Yes, I'm just a regular Captain Obvious. Sorry about that. I was going to post a story about a bad experience a friend had to make it more relevant, but now you've got me all embarrassed.


Aw nerds. :[ Here, I'll go first:

Something similar happened to me after surgery, but it was morphine and Benadryl pooling in there instead of blood. That shit stung like mad!

OK, now you go. ;)