Bleeding slightly when injected?

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Hi, I have had injections in both knees twice, I have osteoarthritis, and they have worked for approx 3 months. I have had the injection today again in both knees, and there was a tiny bit of blood. I had a numbing injection first and then the steroid injection, both painless. Because of this tiny bit of blood Dr has decided he wants me to have a blood test to check the platelets I am now worried sick and just wonder if this has happened to any one else?

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    Sounds like you have a conscientious Dr.

    I have had enough bleeding to warrant a bandaid but never was concerned.

    Go with your Dr s advice and cchances are its some little anomaly that won't amount to much.

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    Don't be worried about it Carol he's just checking all options, that's all. 

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    Hi carol, I haven't had one myself but my mother in law has had a few in her shoulder and they always bleed, her consultant never says a word, he just wipes it and job done, she's had them loads, maybe your Dr is very good to be bothered to do further test for reassurance.

    I wouldn't worry though as it seems quite common.

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    Don't worry about it Carol, you may have low platelets, but it's not a big deal.  Before my last TKR I had about 6 months of them checking my platelets because it's such major surgery, but with this, it's more than likely that your dr is just checking it.

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