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 I still have a bruise on my leg after 5 months. Help!!?
I still have a bruise on my leg after 5 months. Why hasn't it gone? It's like a big black/blue mark on my leg but when I first did it (I accidently fell down some stairs) my leg was so ...

 What should I do?
My parents told me not to go out today, but I ignored them and went out anyway. Long story short, I fell off a tall fence and basically belly flopped onto the cement. I managed to get home without my ...

 I hurt my ankle this morning...should I see a?
doctor?? Its swelling a bit... and it hurts like hell if I put my weight on it. OUCH!!!!!
I hate waiting in ER's. So I am trying to avoid it.

 What is the best way to sprain an ankle on purpose?
No comments only ...

 Excuse for having scratches/cuts on my arm??
i cut straight down the outside of my arm where everyne can see it ages ago.. they are now scars.

Its summer now so im just in a t-shirt.. what can i say when people ask what the scratches ...

 Have you ever gotten stung by a bee?
I havent and im 14! ***Knock on wood!***...

 Does this look serious!?

Does this look really bad? I have an in-grown toenail(right side) and it has a small opened wound there, I know it is ...

 My husband's poor little bum...?
He fell real hard on his tailbone yesterday, snowboarding. He never complains about anything, so I know it is bad. He is so miserable. His lower back and tailbone hurt badly. It hurts for him to sit ...

 What do i do after i got burned by fire?
i got burned my fire and my skin is red and the pain wont go away its been 5 hours wat do i do?...

 I feel like the BIONIC MAN WHY?

 Doctor or no for my ankle? Help?
i hurt my ankle on saturday and limped around the whole day but walked somewhat well... it was swollen too and then on sunday when i woke up i coudln't move it or walk on it... and then today i ...

 Help i sprained my ankle?
today at pratice i was told to run to my spot or run a lap but as i was running my ankle went losped sided and is really hurting i can walk on it but it hurts and i can't turn it side ways i ...

 How does one make bruises go away quicker?
This stripper knocked the stuffing out of me, and I'd rather these bruisesgo away sooner than later?...

 Help! I hurt my finger!?
I know that hurting your finger is no big deal, but it really hurts and I want to know what to do. I hit a tetherball when the ball was going really fast. And I hit it with only my one ring finger on ...

 My achilles tendon hurts. what should i do?
i am a dancer and danced all day on saturday. my achilles tendon was hurting a little, buy i made sure that i stretched and warmed up. it was fine that night, but yesterday morning when i woke up ...

 Help plz.its hurting.?
a few hours ago,i hit my heel quite hard on the sharp edge of a table.i put ice on it for some time.now its paining bad and i feel it difficult to walk.what should i do?...

 I had a head injury by train & lost speech Can any body tell me how to regain it?
I need details to exercise tongue,lungs,jaws,lips & oral ...

 O.k. help!!??!?
So I fell on the ground really hard on my knee and got a rug burn but that is not what I am worried about. I'm worried about my ankle because ever since I fell it hurts. What can I do? I can put ...

 Please answer this question!?
i dont know when my pulled musce(under my right upper thigh) will heal,it has been almost a month and everytime i try to move it it hurts,should igo do an x-ray to check if something is wrong?

 I played softball and got hit in the breast...?
In gym class, we went outside to play softball. The batter hit the ball and the ball was coming towards me. I tried to catch it, but the ball hit me in my right breast. It hurt bad. It felt like a 5-...

I wonder?
Passing out after giving blood?
I just started on Acutane and while you are on it, you have to have a blood test each month. After giving the blood, I felt okay for a little while, but then I started to feel lightheaded and passed out. The nurse said next time she would sit or lay me down afterwards. My question is, is it possible to pass out even if you're sitting or lying down? If so, how can it be prevented?

James S55$$ where I give you ME.
If you have high blood,then it's possible you may passout

Snack on sugary stuff before you give blood or right after and you'll be fine.

Kat J
It IS still "possible" to pass out while laying down... however its not as common to do so! But the biggest reason to lie down after giving blood is so if you DO pass out you arent going to hurt yourself by falling since you will already be laying down!!

Also.. next time you give blood bring a bottle of Orange Juice with you. That will help replenish the "sugars" in your body and there will be less of a chance that you will pass out!!

Its VERY common to pass out though after giving blood. Its because when you give a large amount of blood, your body doesnt "catch up" right away and so you get light headed and dizzy until your body DOES "make up" for the lost blood! Its nothing to worry about!! But like I said, drink some OJ right after giving blood next time, ask for a cold washcloth (or two) to put on the back of your neck and on your wrists and lie down for about 10 minutes and you should be PERFECTLY FINE! :)

I hope that helps! :)

Grand pa
Its common thank God you are not diabetic. I test 4 times a day and inject insulin into my stomach

Passing out when have blood specimen taken is not uncommon. It is a "vagal reaction".
Best is to have your blood drawn while you are lying down and have someone distract you.
This usually helps, you are not focused on the needle in your arm.
Good luck.

I don't think that a blood test removes enough blood for you to be lightheaded, so it could just be the sight of the blood and the idea that it's being taken from you. Bring a cookie or a little sugary snack. Afterward, sit and relax and eat your snack. You should be fine....oh, and tell the person who takes your blood that you have a tendancy to be lightheaded afterwards, then he/she can assist you!

I believe it is possible but less likely. I used to get dizzy when having my blood drawn but now they lay me down and I do much better. Hope this helps!

Some people just pass out. It is normal. Laying down will help; sitting up causes blood to rush down from the brain.

Like the others are saying, juice and cookies will also help.

You can still pass out sitting of lying down. It just won't hurt you as bad since you don't have to fall. I tend to pass out while getting blood drawn too. A combination of adrenaline from the fear of the needle to the loss of blood and I'm out. The last couple of times I haven't passed out. I just tried to relax, take deep breaths, and keep my mind on something else. And drink some juice or eat a cookie as soon as I can afterwards.

blood bresure is ajusting and lying down should prevent you from passing out you give a pint of blood and thats very nearly an arm full.

Peggy L
Maybe drink some juice and eat a couple of cookies. That's what they give you when you donate blood.

Ultimate Guitar Hero!
You dont normally pass out if your laying down. Next time just bring in some oj and drink it after you have your blood taken. Lay down for about 5 minutes and you should be fine.

The same thing happened to my sister after she gave blood. That happened because she was too small small people pass out easier. or Maybe it’s psychological? What you should remember is that the people are trained professionals who know what they’re doing.

Some people are just not wired to lose that much blood. Some people there’s no changing it.make sure you drink your 64 oz of water in the day before you go, and then stay lying down in the bed for awhile afterwards… read a book or watch TV, go have cookies and juice. If the fainting is a passing thing, that should get rid of it. If your body is hardwired to detest losing its fluids, you’ll know by then.

Hope i helped!!!!

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