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I recently had a full blood count done and everything was fine... even though i was feeling really unwell.
Now im literally coming out in huge bruises every other day. Like they are massive, angry bruises. I just noticed a new one this morning on my middle finger and its swollen and painful. Hurts to make a fist now (stop sniggering at the back!)
Anyway, what is a full blood count... is there a specific blood test i should be asking for?
Multiple unexplained non-traumatic large contusions on your hand, accompanied by pain and swelling?
Get yourself to a doctor tomorrow, Swooshy.
You shouldnt have to ask for a blood test- your doctor should know, there are loads.
A FBC measures the shape, size and no. of the 3 main blood cells.