Do you cry when they have to withdraw some blood from you?

@kharen (1488)
Philippines
August 31, 2008 10:31am CST
I always go to the hospital for my check-ups and I got used to syringes,needles and whatever it is. I've had bone marrow biopsy which they've taken some marrow from my pelvic bone if i'm not wrong about it. It kinda hurt but I didn't cry, anyway, there was anesthesia. I still felt some pinching in my muscles and I just squeezed the mattress of the bed when they got it. I'm usually hospitalized so I'm used to it. I still feel fear sometimes but I don't cry over it and don't ask anyone to accompany me except for bone marrow aspiration or biopsy. So are you afraid of needles or syringes? DO you cry when they'd withdraw some blood from you?
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31 responses
• United States
1 Sep 08
Me and needles do not mix. I don't cry but I turn pale white and get cold and clammy. I can't look at a needle and don't like to see blood. I cannot look at all. Not even in a movie - I can't stand it. I don't care if they are taking blood or giving me a shot there is no way I am looking at it. I usually claw up my hand while they are doing it to take my mind off of it.
@schulzie (4064)
• United States
1 Sep 08
No, I don't cry when I get my blood drawn. I have had so many needles from when I was pregnant. I had gestational diabetes with my four pregnancies so they had to routinely draw blood to check my glucose levels. I would have to get 4 hour glucose tolerance tests, where they would draw my blood fasting, and then every hour on the hour after I ate a meal for four hours. That sucked as I would come home with a bruised arm or hand from all the needle sticks. Also, I had 4 cesarian sections to have my children so I had spinal taps, epidurals, and catheders, etc. That is besides the operation. And then the dentist to have fillings. So, I am experienced at it. I don't like it but I don't cry either. Have a nice day and happy myLotting!!!
@SHAMRACK (8450)
• India
31 Aug 08
Dear friend, As far as possible I do not want to cry and very very rarely I had cried that too when I was a kid and moreover I had to take regular blood test when haemoglobin was bit low and after that, may be since 9 years I hardly had any blood tests. May be some injuries has occured.
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@Ldyjarhead (10157)
• United States
31 Aug 08
Needles don't bother me, so when a doctor or nurse has to draw blood or give me a shot, it's no big deal to me. I've seen male Marines in line for shots at the dispensary that have fallen to the floor at the first site of the needle.
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• United States
31 Aug 08
Probably when I was a baby or little but no, not as far as I can remember.
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@nokia6233 (937)
• India
31 Aug 08
no..i have been used to taking syringes and needles throughout my childhood for many minor reasons and so i dont feel like you are.... but my dad feels just like you...he doesnt like taking needles
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@vogelvrij (196)
• Netherlands
31 Aug 08
I am used to needles and syringes, because I have had pregnancy diabetics. But when I go for a checkup I dont cry but I cant look either. I always look at something else in the room instead of the nurse, saying: Thats not my job, thats yours!
• United States
31 Aug 08
No I dont ...I kind of just hold my breathe its pretty much over. some people might cry because they are nervous...I know my daughter start to laugh so much I think she is gonna pee in her pants. Its nerves..
31 Aug 08
Nope, I don't cry and i don't see why people do sometimes :p sure if your a kid then yeah, you would cry.
@nazzy24 (64)
• Philippines
1 Sep 08
NO im not,,im used to it..
@nazzy24 (64)
• Philippines
1 Sep 08
NO im not because if used to it..
@ersmommy1 (12600)
• United States
1 Sep 08
As a child I spent quite a bit of time at doctors and in hospitals. So no I don't cry. And I didn't then either as I recall. I do however feel it when they take it from my child. I think I have a better chance of weeping for her.
@Bluepatch (2480)
• Trinidad And Tobago
1 Sep 08
I don't cry but what kills me is the anticipation of seeing the needle coming and then feeling the pain of it sticking into you. I think the anticiaption is the hurtful thing, not the sticking. I used to get a lot of these from my dentist. Recently I had a series of blood tests. Its awful, the needle.
@mickalotz (179)
• South Korea
1 Sep 08
i landed in hospital in 2001...stayed in for a week, and had uncountable blood drawn from me for tests...how could I cry for that?
• China
1 Sep 08
hi,i am long. every year,i donate blood to the hospital.and every time ,i always donate 400cc.i want to help some people who is in danger and need much blood.i think it is great to them for me to donate my blood.i never feel hurt when the doctor let blood.
• Nepal
1 Sep 08
I don't because I already knew that the pain so my body is prepared to bear that. I also donated the blood and at that time i find no pain unless it is enough blood to go outside. I took the fruit and other stuff . I felt normally.
• United Arab Emirates
1 Sep 08
i used to but not aymore,
@kaezy_kulet (2465)
• Philippines
1 Sep 08
even though i am a nurse i do not want to be injected or aspirated by blood or some fluids in my body..hehehe but i do not cry..i just say to the medical technologist that i do not like it because it hurts but they do not take me seriously.. maybe because they know that i am a nurse and we are used in giving injection so we should also be used to having ones..duh! hahahaha i really do not want to be injected..
1 Sep 08
i hate the sight of needles and if having blood taken i usually have a little tear then when i stand up promptly faint!!!! hate having injections too nad really have to gear myself up for at least a week or two before to make sure I go!!!!
• Singapore
1 Sep 08
No. I don't cry when the need to draw blood from me. In fact, I have to look at where the needle is going, or I get a shock and jerk. Unless of course, the are trying to puncture my butt. I know my uncle refuse to have his blood drawn to check his genes for his baby or something like that and he refused. My aunt often made fun of him.
@ml4box (336)
• China
1 Sep 08
everyone will feel not so good at this situation. but i don't look at the pin so that what i can feel is just pain. that makes me feel better.