Heavy bruising and pain after getting blood drawn

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10 days ago, I got blood drawn as part of my annual checkup. I got the usual bruising afterwords, but it was a bit more painful than when I had gotten blood drawn in the past. It has been 10 days and the bruising still has not subsided. In addition, I lightly bumped my elbow the other day (same arm blood was drawn from), and felt a great deal of pain from a bump that I wouldn't have ordinarily had any pain from. Only note from my appointment that I can seemingly relate to these symptoms was low blood pressure (90 something over 60 something).

I've tried to attach a picture but am unsure whether or not it will make it through. The yellow skin is from the blood draw bruising, and the red skin was from where I hit my elbow. This picture is from today, 10 days after the date I got blood drawn.

Any advice/commentary is appreciated. image

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    Bruises can take 2 weeks to fade and I can see by the colour in your photo that your body is dealing with it efficiently. Perhaps you knocked your Humerus/funny bone, which can be very painful.

    Your blood pressure however does seem quite low. Do you drink enough fluid during the day? Have you had the results of your blood tests?

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      I agree with marina bruises at the site want be a problem and all phlebotomists are not the same, some can be experts and leave no sign and others are heavy handed and can leave a bruise that will last a couple of weeks

      As for banging your elbow and it being red that definitely want have anything to do with the blood test

      As for your low blood pressure was the taker concerned and what did they suggest

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    I've had plenty of blown veins (they accidentally pop the vein during the blood test). It can take weeks for the bruise to fade. Bruises in general can take quite a few weeks. Looks like you bruised your funny bone too.

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