Patient :I might have to go in for blood work to find out if I am anemic. I was wondering if I would have to get blood drawn or if I would just get my finger pricked. If I have to get blood drawn would I be able to choose which arm is used? I have self-harm scars on my left arm, but I have stopped, and my parents don't know.
Symptoms: Pale skin, cold hands and feet, heart rates accelerates easily and quickly, and I am always tired.
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