Yes, you should be worried. Heavy scarring many never go away. They may be paying you, and it's YOUR body, so you have a right to request a skilled vampire. Don't let some newbie with a needle wreck your health, earning potential and leave you in pain, looking like a junkie.
Last Edit: Mar 15, 2018 10:19:07 GMT -5 by rapunzel
I am new to Phase 1 clinical trials so I am trying to learn as much as I can .
Location: Florida I mainly do: Healthy Studies # of studies I have done: 3 A little about me: I am just getting started in clinical trials . Became unemployed and was doing small outpatient studies until someone told me about Covance and it has ed up a new world of making money.
So I am trying to do more inpatient studies and am hoping to do even more next year.
Post by FloridaGirl on Mar 20, 2018 17:38:09 GMT -5
That is true about not letting them turn you into a pin cushion but I am always afraid to complain and then they might see me as being difficult. I do try and put ice in he first 24 hrs and then heat from the shower and I try and get some type of oil and massage where they draw. Better to have two sites if possible. Also when I leave I massage area with vitamin e oil to help prevent scarring but I think certainly after a few years you will begin to scar if you do studies on a regular basis.
I have had many blood draws in my career as a lab rat. I have had blood drawn from people who were not to good at it. (I actually want to become a phlebotomist myself so I can sympathize a bit). However even though I may have immediately developed bruising and such, the marks eventually just went away and I do not have scarred arms and the median-cubital vein area where the blood draws are typically done looks normal. I never used any creams, lotions, or special treatments for it.