Posted 7/30/2008 8:33 PM (GMT -7)
Yeah, it's different for me each time I go too. I have small veins that hide. You can't see them at all. I"m a redhead so that is the number one reason for my small, shy veins!
It's always a good idea to be well hydrated before getting your blood drawn, like Rosie said. If you can drink a few glasses of water an hour before you go, it will help pump those veins up. Also, if you're cold, they'll hide too. Anxiety will make them shrink, and so will a hungry tummy! Lots of reasons why they might have trouble getting those draws. Don't worry about it Domanique. It's really common and nothing to be worried about.
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