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b1 intramuscular injection sites

A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Kurzweil
50 years experience Internal Medicine
Ice 15 minutes /day: Keep site clean and dry, and apply ice as above, pain med with anti-inflammatory activity (ibuprofen, naproxen) should take care of it. The complicat ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Kurzweil
50 years experience Internal Medicine
In India inject in: Almost anything. I had a friend, travel to india, had a sore butt, was referred to someone and the next thing he knew, this guy (who knows what creden ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Philip Chenette
38 years experience Fertility Medicine
IM or subq: Fertility meds can be taken as a pill or an injection. Injections can be either subcutaneous or intramuscular.
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Dr. Khurram Rehman
26 years experience Fertility Medicine
Yes but not easily: It's easy to give subcutaneous injections under the skin on your belly yourself. Intramuscular (im) shots are harder to give yourself, especially Prog ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Pess
Dr. Gary Pess answered
40 years experience Hand Surgery
Yes: The local in the shot can sometimes take a while to go away. Try massage and heat.
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Gaffney
25 years experience Psychiatry
A few days: If its a deep muscular injection (like those given in the gluteal region) - it can be sore for 1-3 days. Hope that helps!
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alvin Lin
Dr. Alvin Lin answered
30 years experience Geriatrics
Shot into muscle!: Intramuscular (im) injection is a shot given in large muscle groups, typically shoulder (deltoid), thigh (vastus lateralis) and/or butt (gluteus). Che ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Kurzweil
50 years experience Internal Medicine
Perhaps, but depends: Each medication, or parenteral drug or testing such as a tuberculin test has a different purpose and different absorption characteristics. So some hav ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
52 years experience Ophthalmology
Many sites: Intramuscular injections allow for slow absorption of the active components of an injection as opposed to subcutaneous which is usually faster. The m ... Read More
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
28 years experience General Practice
Please clarify: What do you mean by wrong syringe? Wrong medication? What medication mistake did you make?
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
28 years experience General Practice
It depends: It depends on the medicine injected and the history of the patient.
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