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Is it normal for your arm to swell up after getting the Gardasil shot

A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Diamond
Pediatrics 46 years experience
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.
Dr. Alan Jackson
Addiction Medicine 30 years experience
Yes: This is part of the side effects reported with this shot. If severe and red the see your primary care doctor.

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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
Pediatrics 58 years experience
What kind of reactio: What kind of symptoms? Swollen arm? If so, cool compresses for 20-30 minute intervals will take the swelling down in a day or two?
Dr. Martin Raff
Infectious Disease 56 years experience
Local reaction: Reactions at the site of injection occur with some frequency with almost any vaccine. If this continues to enlarge, be red and tender or if you have ... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
M.D. visit needed: Have the md who gave her the shots, check out the knot and examine her to be sure all is well.
Dr. Robert Killian
General Practice 28 years experience
Injection infection: It sounds like she has an infection at the site of injection and is overdue for a visit to the doctor.
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Julan Crane
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Pain in arm: Yes I would suggest you get your arm examined as it probably is some other cause then the vaccine.
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
No: The current Gardisil can help anyone develop antibodies to the genital HPV strains. These can prevent new HPV infections from future exposures. It do... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
Infectious Disease 53 years experience
Infection?: If the lump is exactly at the site of the vaccine injection, maybe it is a delayed infection or other reaction to the shot. This sort of thing is rare... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Valdez
Specializes in Family Medicine
Sometimes: It happens sometimes, should get better and better by next week. Try to keep moving around but no heavy lifting, take over the counter pain med, gentl... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Yes: Gardasil is a vaccine to prevent cancers and warts caused by 4 strains of HPV virus. It is approved for females ages 9-26 years. Recently, it got appr... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Depends: The vaccine is likely effective for anyone with a mature and competent immune system.Your listed age is 43, and that should apply. However, the origin... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Partial protection: Because the research studies were done with 3 doses of Gardasil, it is not known how much antibody protection, and for how many years, a person would ... Read More

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