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    #1

    The surrounding area where blood was drawn turn into black and blue.

    The surrounding area where blood was drawn turn into black and blue.
    The surrounding area where blood was drawn was bruised.

    Can we use bruised in sentence above?

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    #2

    Re: The surrounding area where blood was drawn turn into black and blue.

    I would only use bruise if there were an injury.

    After the blood was drawn, the area turned black and blue.

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    #3

    Re: The surrounding area where blood was drawn turn into black and blue.

    I would use taken here too rather than drawn.

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    Re: The surrounding area where blood was drawn turn into black and blue.

    I am not a teacher.

    To draw blood is fine in both contexts, in my opinion.

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    #5

    Re: The surrounding area where blood was drawn turn into black and blue.

    "The surrounding area where blood was drawn was bruised."
    Do you mean that the area surrounding where the blood was drawn/taken was bruised? You seem to be saying that the blood was drawn from the surrounding area.
    I'd prefer "to take blood" if used in a clinical context. "To draw blood" often means to make someone bleed during a fight.

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    Re: The surrounding area where blood was drawn turn into black and blue.

    Quote Originally Posted by MikeNewYork View Post
    I would only use bruise if there were an injury.
    After the blood was drawn, the area turned black and blue.
    Why would it turn black and blue if there were no injury?

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    Re: The surrounding area where blood was drawn turn into black and blue.

    I am not a teacher.

    I seem to be in a minority, but doctors, or nurses, draw blood with a syringe where I grew up. And if they're not careful about it you end up with some discolouration. Maybe not exactly black and blue but at least yellow.

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    Re: The surrounding area where blood was drawn turn into black and blue.

    Yes, "to draw blood" is OK if it's part of the local dialect. But you're right, you can end up with an iatrogenic injury even if they are careful.

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    Re: The surrounding area where blood was drawn turn into black and blue.

    Quote Originally Posted by Raymott View Post
    Why would it turn black and blue if there were no injury?
    Probably because blood leaked out from the venipuncture hole.

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    #10

    Re: The surrounding area where blood was drawn turn into black and blue.

    Unforutnately, I can't agree with the post above. The area where blood was taken can't turn into black or blue unless there was an injury.
    Not a teacher nor a native speaker, just a medicine lover.
    Please, correct all my mistakes. I should know English perfectly and if you show me my mistakes I will achieve my dream a little bit faster. A lot of thanks.

    Not a teacher nor a native speaker.

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