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arm soreness after getting the HPV vaccine

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Dr. Pierrette Mimi Poinsett
37 years experience Pediatrics
Hard lump: Hard lump at injection site is a small collection of blood called a hematoma. This occurs when the tip of the needle grazes a small blood vessel calle ... Read More

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A female asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
52 years experience Infectious Disease
Lymph node pain: This is more pain than usual after the HPV vaccine. It's not too unusual, but best to check with your doctor about it. (If there is redness of the ski ... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Levine
30 years experience Family Medicine
Doubt related: The HPV Vaccine is not a live vaccine, and is not associated with the symptoms you described. How long after your shot did you develop your symptoms, ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Holly Maes
35 years experience Pediatrics
HPV vaccine: Within minutes the vaccine begins absorbing into your system. There is none "left in your arm" within a few hours of administration. However, hpv vacc ... Read More
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Julia Stanford
22 years experience Internal Medicine and Pediatrics
24 hours: Arm soreness can occur with any vaccination but typically it resolves within 24 hours. Sometime the soreness may last for 2-3 days
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Teitelbaum
31 years experience Dentistry
Allergy?: Try to see an allergist to get the blood test (not skin test) for allergy to something.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Julia Stanford
22 years experience Internal Medicine and Pediatrics
No clear association: Unlikely that there is an association. Just because something happens after a vaccine does not mean the vaccine caused it. Likely just a timing coin ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Usually does: Since the shot is given into the muscle it will often hurt.The pain is similar to getting hit in that location, but should subside over the next day o ... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
52 years experience Infectious Disease
Any time: The HPV vaccine is not at all risky in regard to conception and pregnancy. You don't need to delay at all. Good luck!
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Greenberg
28 years experience Pediatrics
Common side effect: It's common for there to be soreness after a flu shot. If it's mild normal pain relievers like acetominophen or Ibuprofen will help. If it's severe co ... Read More
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A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. George Valdez
Specializes in Family Medicine
No: It isn't normal, but if it gets better over the next day or two should be fine. If it gets worse or doesn't get better, should be seen.
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
BCG vs. PPD: You are probably being tested to see if you have evidence of exposure and therefore inactive tuberculosis. This is a ppd. If positive it will measur ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Miller
40 years experience Pathology
Can't: Your arm is sore after every vaccination you get in it, because the immune system reacts to the foreign antigens in the injection. That's how it work ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Diamond
45 years experience Pediatrics
It Happens: Mild swelling and soreness are a known side effect of this and vaccines.I find applying heat helps. It will fade usually within a few days.
A female asked:
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Unlikely but maybe: http://www.cdc.gov/flu/protect/vaccine/general.htm As you'll see on the CDC website, flu vaccines are among the safest medical interventions known to ... Read More
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Lubienski
36 years experience Thoracic Surgery
Lymphatics: May just be a coincidence or could be inflammation of some of the Lymphatics and lymph nodes in your Scilla secondary to the flu shot. Should improve ... Read More
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Jackson
42 years experience Dermatology
Yes: Yes but it could cause infection scarring or reaction to tatoo dye.
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
No: The vaccine should work just the same, but surely there are no research studies on what happens to vaccination effects in patients who have a shot of ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Diamond
45 years experience Pediatrics
Maybe: Mild soreness at the injection site is common. I find that heat applied helps as does acetominophen or Ibuprofen taken by mouth.
A 55-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ankush Bansal
16 years experience Internal Medicine
Ibuprofen: Unfortunately, the person who injected you may have hit a nerve which is causing the pain (inflammation along the body of the nerve). Try Ibuprofen a ... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jane Van Dis
17 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Exam: It would be normal to have soreness at the sight of a depot shot at after you've received it. However it's difficult to tell with an internet questi ... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Boris Ripa
35 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: These symptoms could be from td or flu shots. Temporary.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience Pediatrics
Injection Site: The injection site shouldn't pain you longer than 3-4 days. If pain continues or if injection site is inflammed see you doctor
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: It is estimated that 85-90% of kids will be resistant to chickenpox after their first dose. Those who develop wild disease after that dose are protect ... Read More
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