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Can you handle getting your finger pricked?

Thank goodness I am not diabetic, cause I could never prick my finger every day. I had to do it for a work physical today and thought I was going to be ill, it's worse than any other way they could possibly get blood in my opinion. Any one else phobic of this method as well?


Asked by Indyk at 3:10 PM on Jan. 25, 2011 in Health

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Answers (18)
  • There's a trick to it: the pads of the fingers are very sensitive, but the sides are not.

    I donate blood every 56 days, and the finger prick is no biggie --when it's done by the folks who know the above!

    Answer by LindaClement at 3:14 PM on Jan. 25, 2011

  • I would do it if I had to, but I really I hope it is never the case. Ouch!

    Answer by twinnmom222 at 3:13 PM on Jan. 25, 2011

  • i'd rather get blood drawn.. the finger prick hurts more

    Answer by Not.So.Virginal at 3:27 PM on Jan. 25, 2011

  • Not phobic per se,but that fricking hurts! I'd rather get blood drawn than a finger pick

    Answer by butterflyblue19 at 3:11 PM on Jan. 25, 2011

  • i doesnt bother me at all i find all that interesting but my dh will pass right out

    Answer by Ladyrosa at 3:14 PM on Jan. 25, 2011

  • No, the finger prick doesn't bother me. I got a nasty shot in my hip last week though, and that sucker hurt. There's still a dime-sized bruise there.

    Answer by vicesix at 3:55 PM on Jan. 25, 2011

  • doesnt bother me....but im sure it does get annoying for all the diabetics out there :-(

    Answer by thenguyenclan at 4:53 PM on Jan. 25, 2011

  • I hate having my finger pricked. I have to look away and tell them not to say they're about to do it or I'll jerk my hand away, lol.

    Answer by gurleymomma at 10:47 PM on Jan. 25, 2011

  • haha lol.... I hate it but I can stand it. LOL

    Answer by kiansmom0423 at 3:13 PM on Jan. 25, 2011

  • dosen't bother me

    Answer by josiesmommy00 at 3:15 PM on Jan. 25, 2011