Every once in a while I have to go to the doctor and get some blood drawn. Usually it's fine, but not this time. I had to have some tests done the other day and I had to have an IV put in. The young gal that did it was super sweet, but I don't think she was as accurate as we would have hoped that she would be. It hurt a little, but I didn't notice anything until about 15 minutes after they took the IV out. I usually have a pretty high pain tolerance, but this one hurts. How long does it take for a hematoma to go away? It's pretty sexy when I wear short sleeved shirts.