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hi. how long is temporary? my mother started experiencing severe pain and retricted movement in left arm after flu jab. 7 weeks later no improvement

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Dr. Arnold Malerman
53 years experience Orthodontics
Too long: Should have been sore 1-2 days. See your GP.
Answered on Nov 14, 2016
Dr. Donald Colantino
61 years experience Internal Medicine
Injury: If pain and/ or marked tenderness persist at the injection site, some nerve or muscle injury may have occured or else some other coincidental problem like tendonitis may now be present. I recommend an examination of the arm by a physician for evaluation of pain and limitation of motion.
Answered on Nov 14, 2016
Dr. Michael Roman
26 years experience Internal Medicine
See doctor asap : Very rare to have a major issue after the flu vaccine but your symptoms warrant an Eval asap to rule out other issues
Answered on Jun 4, 2017

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Go back to doctor: Your arm should not be this severely impaired from an influenza vaccination a week ago. Something is wrong.
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