Hi all, I had a blood test done today. Normally when I have them they are absolutely fine. Nurses tell me I have 'great veins' and I usually only feel a scratch when the needle goes in and there is barely a mark afterwards. However, today, it was really painful and I have been left with a huge bruise! It really hurts to move my arm and I can't carry my handbag on that side. Has anyone experienced this? Perhaps it was the technique of the nurse but blimey, my arm is blue!