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

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.

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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience Pediatrics
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?
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A 20-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.
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Julan Crane
24 years experience Pediatrics
Pain in arm: Yes I would suggest you get your arm examined as it probably is some other cause then the vaccine.
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
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
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
52 years experience Infectious Disease
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
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A 29-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
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
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
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
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
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
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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